Magnificent, Bright-Pink flowers!
Hydrangea macrophylla ‘Forever Pink’ is part of the Hortensia or mophead group (large sterile florets arranged in globular or “mophead”-like panicles). It is a compact, deciduous shrub with a rounded habit that typically grows 4-5′ tall. Features clusters of pink or blue florets (pink to blue, varying with soil) in large, rounded, 4-5″ heads which bloom in June (often earlier than other varieties) for up to two months. Large, serrate, obovate to elliptic, lustrous, medium green foliage. Compact form and stiffer stems of this cultivar typically result in flowers remaining somewhat erect even when weighed down by raindrops.
Hydrangeas are among the showiest of all the flowering shrubs. Spectacular in any landscape design, this dazzling shrub is versatile, vigorous and easy to cultivate. Hydrangeas have huge bouquets of clustered flowers, in various arrangements from mophead to lacecap from summer through fall. Varieties of hydrangea differ in size of plant and flower shape, flower color, and blooming time. Hydrangeas thrive in a moist, fertile, well-drained soil in partial to full shade.