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Plant Care Instructions By Proven Winners

A hardy hydrangea that flowers every year, regardless of winter temperatures. Flowers open green, turn to creamy green-white and finally take on tones of pink, red, and burgundy with the onset of autumn. Flower color is unaffected by soil pH. Hybridized in the Netherlands by Pieter Zwijnenburg. Awards: Pennsylvania Horticultural Society Gold Medal, ASCFG Cut Flower of the Year 2007, Royal Horticultural Society Award of Garden Merit 2008.

Is Indoor Plant?

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These month by month plant care tasks are for plants in the following zones :
Sunset Zones :
USDA Zones : 3a, 3b, 4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b
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Plant Care Instruction

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    • January
    • February
    • March
    • April
    • May
    • June
    • July
    • August
    • September
    • October
    • November
    • December
    January
    1. Mulch

    Maintain a 2-3" layer of shredded bark mulch to regulate soil temperature and help conserve soil moisture.
    February
    1. Mulch

    Maintain a 2-3" layer of shredded bark mulch to regulate soil temperature and help conserve soil moisture.
    March
    1. Buy

    Visit http://www.provenwinners.com/retailers/locate to find a retailer near you.
    2. Plant

    May be planted when soil has thawed and is workable.
    3. Fertilize

    Fertilize in early spring with a granular fertilizer formulated for trees and shrubs. Apply according to package directions.
    4. Prune

    Prune now if desired; concentrate on removing old woody growth and keeping an open, vase-like center.
    5. Mulch

    Maintain a 2-3" layer of shredded bark mulch to regulate soil temperature and help conserve soil moisture. Renew now if mulch has been removed or has decomposed.
    6. Transplant

    Transplant as soon as soil has thawed and is workable.
    April
    1. Buy

    Visit http://www.provenwinners.com/retailers/locate to find a retailer near you.
    2. Plant

    Ideal time to plant 'Limelight' hydrangea.
    3. Fertilize

    Fertilize in early spring with a granular fertilizer formulated for trees and shrubs. Apply according to package directions.
    4. Water

    Provide supplemental water during periods of hot, dry weather.
    5. Prune

    Prune now if desired; concentrate on removing old woody growth and keeping an open, vase-like center.
    6. Mulch

    Maintain a 2-3" layer of shredded bark mulch to regulate soil temperature and help conserve soil moisture. Renew now if mulch has been removed or has decomposed.
    7. Transplant

    Transplant as soon as soil has thawed and is workable.
    May
    1. Buy

    Visit http://www.provenwinners.com/retailers/locate to find a retailer near you.
    2. Plant

    Still an excellent time to plant, provide supplemental water if hot, dry conditions threaten.
    3. Fertilize

    Fertilize in early spring with a granular fertilizer formulated for trees and shrubs. Apply according to package directions.
    4. Water

    Provide supplemental water during periods of hot, dry weather.
    5. Prune

    Prune now if desired - flowering may be delayed by a few weeks and this season's flowers may be smaller when pruned in late spring.
    6. Mulch

    Maintain a 2-3" layer of shredded bark mulch to regulate soil temperature and help conserve soil moisture. Renew now if mulch has been removed or has decomposed.
    7. Transplant

    Can be successfully transplanted now.
    June
    1. Water

    Provide supplemental water during periods of hot, dry weather.
    2. Mulch

    Maintain a 2-3" layer of shredded bark mulch to regulate soil temperature and help conserve soil moisture.
    July
    1. Water

    Provide supplemental water during periods of hot, dry weather.
    2. Mulch

    Maintain a 2-3" layer of shredded bark mulch to regulate soil temperature and help conserve soil moisture.
    August
    1. Water

    Provide supplemental water during periods of hot, dry weather.
    2. Mulch

    Maintain a 2-3" layer of shredded bark mulch to regulate soil temperature and help conserve soil moisture.
    September
    1. Buy

    Visit http://www.provenwinners.com/retailers/locate to find a retailer near you.
    2. Plant

    An excellent time to plant one or add another to your landscape. Great fall color!
    3. Fertilize

    May be fertilized now, though spring is preferable. Use a granular fertilizer formulated for trees and shrubs, applied according to package directions.
    4. Water

    Provide supplemental water during periods of hot, dry weather.
    5. Mulch

    Maintain a 2-3" layer of shredded bark mulch to regulate soil temperature and help conserve soil moisture.
    October
    1. Buy

    Visit http://www.provenwinners.com/retailers/locate to find a retailer near you.
    2. Plant

    An excellent time to plant one or add another to your landscape. Great fall color!
    3. Fertilize

    May be fertilized now, though spring is preferable. Use a granular fertilizer formulated for trees and shrubs, applied according to package directions.
    4. Water

    Continue to provide supplemental water if autumn has been hot and dry.
    5. Mulch

    Maintain a 2-3" layer of shredded bark mulch to regulate soil temperature and help conserve soil moisture. Renew now if mulch has been removed or has decomposed.
    6. Transplant

    May be transplanted now.
    November
    1. Fertilize

    May be fertilized now, though spring is preferable. Use a granular fertilizer formulated for trees and shrubs, applied according to package directions.
    2. Mulch

    Maintain a 2-3" layer of shredded bark mulch to regulate soil temperature and help conserve soil moisture. Renew now if mulch has been removed or has decomposed.
    3. Transplant

    May be transplanted now.
    December
    1. Mulch

    Maintain a 2-3" layer of shredded bark mulch to regulate soil temperature and help conserve soil moisture. Renew now if mulch has been removed or has decomposed.
  • Buy

    When's the best time to buy this plant? When can you buy these from seed (if you can)? When is it usually available? What are things to look for when you're buying it? Or anything other tidbit of information you can share!

    February

    Visit http://www.provenwinners.com/retailers/locate to find a retailer near you.

    March

    Visit http://www.provenwinners.com/retailers/locate to find a retailer near you.

    April

    Visit http://www.provenwinners.com/retailers/locate to find a retailer near you.

    May

    Visit http://www.provenwinners.com/retailers/locate to find a retailer near you.

    June

    Visit http://www.provenwinners.com/retailers/locate to find a retailer near you.

    September

    Visit http://www.provenwinners.com/retailers/locate to find a retailer near you.

    October

    Visit http://www.provenwinners.com/retailers/locate to find a retailer near you.

    November

    Visit http://www.provenwinners.com/retailers/locate to find a retailer near you.

    Plant

    When's a good time to plant this plant or bulb? Any special planting instructions?

    February

    May be planted when soil has thawed and is workable.

    March

    May be planted when soil has thawed and is workable.

    April

    Ideal time to plant 'Limelight' hydrangea.

    May

    Still an excellent time to plant, provide supplemental water if hot, dry conditions threaten.

    June

    Still an excellent time to plant, provide supplemental water if hot, dry conditions threaten.

    September

    An excellent time to plant one or add another to your landscape. Great fall color!

    October

    An excellent time to plant one or add another to your landscape. Great fall color!

    November

    An excellent time to plant one or add another to your landscape. Great fall color!

    Fertilize

    When should you fertilize this plant? Which kind of fertilizer do you recommend? Should you use different fertilizers at different times of year?

    January

    Fertilize in early spring with a granular fertilizer formulated for trees and shrubs. Apply according to package directions.

    February

    Fertilize in early spring with a granular fertilizer formulated for trees and shrubs. Apply according to package directions.

    March

    Fertilize in early spring with a granular fertilizer formulated for trees and shrubs. Apply according to package directions.

    April

    Fertilize in early spring with a granular fertilizer formulated for trees and shrubs. Apply according to package directions.

    May

    Fertilize in early spring with a granular fertilizer formulated for trees and shrubs. Apply according to package directions.

    September

    May be fertilized now, though spring is preferable. Use a granular fertilizer formulated for trees and shrubs, applied according to package directions.

    October

    May be fertilized now, though spring is preferable. Use a granular fertilizer formulated for trees and shrubs, applied according to package directions.

    November

    May be fertilized now, though spring is preferable. Use a granular fertilizer formulated for trees and shrubs, applied according to package directions.

    Water

    Is there a time to reduce or increase watering? Any special requirements? Things to avoid during certain times of the year?

    April

    Provide supplemental water during periods of hot, dry weather.

    May

    Provide supplemental water during periods of hot, dry weather.

    June

    Provide supplemental water during periods of hot, dry weather.

    July

    Provide supplemental water during periods of hot, dry weather.

    August

    Provide supplemental water during periods of hot, dry weather.

    September

    Provide supplemental water during periods of hot, dry weather.

    October

    Continue to provide supplemental water if autumn has been hot and dry.

    November

    Avoid letting plant enter winter season in a state of drought-stress by continuing to provide supplemental water if necessary.

    Prune

    When's a good time to prune this plant? How about deadheading, pinching back, trimming or any other grooming? Any special requirements?

    February

    Prune now if desired; concentrate on removing old woody growth and keeping an open, vase-like center.

    March

    Prune now if desired; concentrate on removing old woody growth and keeping an open, vase-like center.

    April

    Prune now if desired; concentrate on removing old woody growth and keeping an open, vase-like center.

    May

    Prune now if desired - flowering may be delayed by a few weeks and this season's flowers may be smaller when pruned in late spring.

    Mulch

    Does this plant need to be mulched? Are there specific types of Mulch which are better for this plant? How much?

    January

    Maintain a 2-3" layer of shredded bark mulch to regulate soil temperature and help conserve soil moisture.

    February

    Maintain a 2-3" layer of shredded bark mulch to regulate soil temperature and help conserve soil moisture.

    March

    Maintain a 2-3" layer of shredded bark mulch to regulate soil temperature and help conserve soil moisture. Renew now if mulch has been removed or has decomposed.

    April

    Maintain a 2-3" layer of shredded bark mulch to regulate soil temperature and help conserve soil moisture. Renew now if mulch has been removed or has decomposed.

    May

    Maintain a 2-3" layer of shredded bark mulch to regulate soil temperature and help conserve soil moisture. Renew now if mulch has been removed or has decomposed.

    June

    Maintain a 2-3" layer of shredded bark mulch to regulate soil temperature and help conserve soil moisture.

    July

    Maintain a 2-3" layer of shredded bark mulch to regulate soil temperature and help conserve soil moisture.

    August

    Maintain a 2-3" layer of shredded bark mulch to regulate soil temperature and help conserve soil moisture.

    September

    Maintain a 2-3" layer of shredded bark mulch to regulate soil temperature and help conserve soil moisture.

    October

    Maintain a 2-3" layer of shredded bark mulch to regulate soil temperature and help conserve soil moisture. Renew now if mulch has been removed or has decomposed.

    November

    Maintain a 2-3" layer of shredded bark mulch to regulate soil temperature and help conserve soil moisture. Renew now if mulch has been removed or has decomposed.

    December

    Maintain a 2-3" layer of shredded bark mulch to regulate soil temperature and help conserve soil moisture. Renew now if mulch has been removed or has decomposed.

    Transplant

    When's the best time to dig up and transplant this from one spot to another? (This is different than planting). Any special requirements?

    February

    Transplant as soon as soil has thawed and is workable.

    March

    Transplant as soon as soil has thawed and is workable.

    April

    Transplant as soon as soil has thawed and is workable.

    May

    Can be successfully transplanted now.

    September

    May be transplanted now - secure long stems with soft rope.

    October

    May be transplanted now.

    November

    May be transplanted now.

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