Pretty & petite yet tough enough to enjoy Oswego County winters!
Tuff Stuff is a re-blooming mountain hydrangea with showy pink and purple shaded blooms. In the wild it is found in the chilly mountain tops and naturally has substantially better cold tolerance. Lacecap blooms will be bright pink or deep purple-blue, depending on your soil pH, and the handsome dark green foliage resists wilting. re-blooming hydrangea that really does. Tuff Stuff hydrangeas will bloom early in summer on old wood, then again on new wood. Requires no pruning!
CARE & PRUNING TIPS: Prefers moist, well-drained soil. In very hot weather supplemental water may be needed and a space in afternoon shade is appreciated by this lovely hydrangea. Like all hydrangeas, it benefits from a 2-3"/5-7 cm layer of shredded bark mulch.
Tuff Stuff hydrangea should not be pruned except to remove any dead wood in spring, after the new growth begins to emerge on the stems. Older plants can have their oldest stems thinned periodically. Flower color will vary depending on soil. In acidic soils with abundant aluminum (a naturally occurring soil mineral), color will tend more to purple-blue. In alkaline soil or those lacking in aluminum, flowers will be a deep pink.