Hydrangea macrophylla 'Xian' Everlasting® Opal PP 20483

Strong, lavender pink, mop head blooms

Size 3-4′ tall by 3-4′ wide
USDA hardiness Zones 4-9
Sun / Shade full sun to part shade
Soil average garden soil
Moisture moist, but well drained
Disease and Pests none known
Landscape use foundations, cutting gardens, wildlife gardens, borders, foundations, small urban gardens
Market appeal / Uniqueness Strong, sturdy stems support large lavender pink mop head blooms that age to a lovely lime green.
Propagation Methods vegetative cuttings
Bloom Time May-June on old wood

Angela and Linda’s Garden Notes:

Hydrangea Everlasting Opal is a brand new selection with amazing potential.  Sturdy, mop head blooms on thick, upright stems emerge bright, lavender-pink.  As the blooms mature, they change to lime green and develop pink picotee markings, but remain strong and sturdy as a cut flower.  The final aging stage of this grand and stately beauty is celadon green, a favorite of mine and many brides too.  This is one plant you’ll want in your garden for viewing and for cutting year after year.

Gardeners will love the mopheads of the Everlasting Series with their variety of colors, handsome foliage, and sturdy plants. Each stem is a bouquet, and even a young plant makes a show worthy of Mother’s Day. Be sure to create a display of Everlasting hydrangeas as a gift, perhaps in a planter ready to adorn the doorstep. On the other hand, one stem in a pretty vase at checkout will send customers back to the nursery wanting more. These hydrangeas got their start as strong-stemmed cut flowers, but they have proven to be outstanding plants overall and garden hardy in zones 5 to 8.