Hydrangea (All Summer Beauty)

Hydrangea ‘All Summer Beauty’ macrophylla

  • Most hydrangeas thrive in rich, porous, somewhat moist soils
  • They prefer full sun in the morning, with some afternoon shade
  • Plant in spring or fall.
  • Space multiple hydrangeas about 3 to 10 feet apart.

These famous shrubs are not small, usually four feet or more high with a similar spread, so give them room. All Summer Beauty is what is called a Mop-head hydrangea for obvious reasons, and the Mop-heads are a group from the species H. macrophylla which is well-known for compact, not rangy plants. But of course, the best thing about them are the colors.

All Summer Beauty is known for its big blue flowers, a color that is bred into the plant. But like all mop-head hydrangeas, the colors may vary a bit once you plant it.