Endless Summer Hydrangeas – The Reblooming Hydrangea

How to Plant Endless Summer Hydrangeas - this showstopper re-blooms spring through fall and it's a garden showstopper! kellyelko.com

To know me is to know I love hydrangeas.

But for the last few years, my hydrangeas have not bloomed because the first year my husband let a “landscaper” prune my hydrangeas (I actually cried) at the wrong time of year and the other years spring frosts killed the buds.

So every year, I cross my fingers and promise the universe that I’ll be a (relatively) good girl if my hydrangeas finally bloom.  So far, my pleas have fallen on deaf ears so I’m taking matters into my own hands and I’m planting Endless Summer® Hydrangeas. These babies bloom on old and new wood which means that even if mother nature wreaks havoc with spring frosts, they should still bloom.

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Just look for the hydrangeas in the bright blue pots! Endless Summer® Hydrangeas come in four varieties and I fell in love with BloomStruck® and can’t wait for them to give me tons of gorgeous blooms.

Buy plants here – 1 gallon containers of Endless Summer Hydrangeas / 3 gallon containers of Endless Summer Hydrangeas

Endless Summer Hydrangeas bloom from spring through fall and are the perfect addition around a deck for a burst of color kellyelko.com

What sets these hydrangeas apart is that they rebloom from spring through fall unlike other hydrangeas that only bloom once or twice (or sometimes never in my case)!

Endless Summer Hydrangeas come in the bright blue pot - there are four varieties but which one is right for you kellyelko.com

My family enters and exits through our back door so we walk by this little garden bed right next to our back deck many times a day. It was in desperate need of some color and personality.

Here is the before and after (I removed a sad lilac that wasn’t looking good). Don’t be afraid to move things around your garden if they aren’t performing well.

Before and after deck landscaping - Endless Summer hydrangeas are the perfect choice for a pop of color from spring through fall kellyelko.com

No guesswork since everything you need to know about planting your new hydrangea is right on the tag.

Endless Summer Hydrangeas - everything you need to know to plant and get gorgeous blooms is written right on the tags kellyelko.com

Endless Summer® Hydrangea Planting and Care Tips

Where to Plant

Morning sun and afternoon partial shade is best but the farther south you live, the less sun these plants can handle.

Buy plants here – 1 gallon containers of Endless Summer Hydrangeas / 3 gallon containers of Endless Summer Hydrangeas

How to Plant

Dig a hole as deep as the pot and about 1 1/2 the width of the pot.
If roots are tightly packed, loosen them with your fingers.
Add a slow release fertilizer to the hole.
Place hydrangea in hole making sure the place where the stem meets the top of the dirt is even with the ground (not above or below).
Add quality planting mix around the plant and pack tightly.
Add mulch.


Hydra means water and your hydrangeas need it so make sure to do this every day especially during intense summer heat.

You may notice your blooms wilt in the afternoon sun but they should spring back once it cools down.

When to Prune

Although these hydrangeas bloom on both old and new wood, it’s best to prune in the fall to ensure you get the maximum amount of blooms. Read my tips on When to Prune Hydrangeas here.

Planting in Containers

Why should the garden beds get all the fun? I decided to try something new and added another Bloomstruck® Hydrangea to a pot on my patio. Make sure to use good potting soil and add a slow release fertilizer when planting.

A few trailing flowers add interest and I love adding something unexpected like this seashell to my pots.

Don’t miss – More of my Endless Summer Hydrangea Planting and Care Tips HERE

Endless Summer Hydrangeas are perfect for container gardening - add some trailing flowers for more interest kellyelko.com

The flowers are just beginning to blossom giving me a hint at the color that awaits.

Endless Summer Hydrangea buds kellyelko.com

I get tons of questions about hydrangea care and I love that you can take the guesswork out of how to care for your Endless Summer® Hydrangeas by texting ENDLESSSUMMER to 73095. They will send care tips throughout the season (don’t worry, they won’t use your info for marketing purposes).

If you need me, I’ll be on my patio enjoying my new plants and an ice cold margarita.

Want to know more about hydrangeas …

Endless Summer Planting and Care Tips

Endless Summer Hydrangea Planting and Care Tips kellyelko.com

When to Prune Hydrangeas so they Bloom

Learn when to prune hydrangeas so they bloom kellyelko.com

Winter Kill Hydrangea Tips

Winter kill hydrangea tips kellyelko.com

Endless Summer Hydrangeas - blooms from spring through fall

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  1. The Endless Summer Hydrangeas are beautiful! I am hoping my son and husband will give me some for Mother’s Day.

    1. Have you tried human hair clippings around the base of the hydrangea or moth balls inside pantyhose and hung inside the plant? Sounds weird but you may want to give it a try and if you do let me know how it works!

    2. We have an urban deer population too and they’ve eaten my Holly bushes, Hostas, Tulips, and more, but they never touched my Hydrangea.

  2. Landscaper cut mine also and waiting for them to come back! Took a family trip to LBI and everyone seemed to have these bright red pink hydrangeas I’m so curious what they are . Lived them

  3. So helpful the post on hydranias
    Loved them since my childhood garden
    And struggle with them on my rooftop NYC townhouse
    Will try “endless”
    Ann Burke,LCSWR

  4. Hydrangeas are my favorite summer bloom too!!! I absolutely LOVE the idea of planting one in a pot and I think I’m going to give that a try this summer. We have several bushes planted in the front of our home, but I’d love to plant some in the backyard. I just need to find a type that enjoys getting all-day sunshine.

  5. Thank you for sharing this information. I have been looking for a hydrangea that could provide lots of blooms and not require a lot of care! Very helpful post.

  6. I’m having a new flower bed installed next week with 3 hydrangea bushes. I’ll make sure to ask for the endless summer collection. Thanks for the post!!

  7. Hi Kelly,
    I think I am going to do the same thing, my hydrangeas have not bloomed in 3 years so out they go!
    I am also going to try the Endless Summer variety!

  8. Endless Summer is a great name for a line of robust plants! Hydrangeas are definitely one of my summer favorites and I especially love the arrangement you made in the pot :).

  9. So happy you posted this! When we moved to our new home I purchased 5 of the endless Summer hydrangeas … it was the best move on my part. They truly do bloom all summer and have tripled in size over the last several years . I prefer a blue flower as opposed to the pink, and use a special fertilizer that changes their color. They are magical and bring me the most joy of anything in my garden . My favorite flower of all time ?

  10. Beautiful Endless Summer hydrangeas. We’ve already had a 108 degree day here in Phoenix this month. So, needless to say my favorite flower in the world will not survive here. Try as I might, it’s just not going to happen. I will enjoy yours vicariously.

  11. I love Hydrangeas and we just moved 1 year ago to a house across the street from our old house. I am starting over on a property with no Hydrangeas but my daughter just gave me one for Mothers Day!
    (I had 13 at my house across the street) I would love to be entered into your contest!

  12. I love hydrangeas as well. I have had good luck with the Lace Cap and also the Endless Summer. The Lace Cap can grow very large…so beware. But they are delightful and always bring a smile to my face. Good luck this year. Looks like u are off to a good start.

  13. Hydrangeas are one of my loves too. I would love to fill my yard with them, but it gets too hot. I don’t have and Endless Bloomer. Would love to try one (or lots).

  14. They look pretty right now, i think. It’s always fun to watch flowers open up a little at a time. Thanks Kelly and Happy Mothers Day to you.

  15. They look beautiful! I love your yard with all your vintage finds! I can’t wait to see more of your yard this summer!
    I looked forever to find an Igloo cooler. I’m so excited to have in my yard this summer. ?

  16. Wow! I’m going to have to check these out for my area! I have had the same problem with my hydrangeas! I haven’t seen blooms in years! Thanks for the info!

  17. I also love hydrangeas and have not had a lot of luck with mine. I just planted endless summer next to my house! I’m hoping they do well in my acidic soil (as that’s their preference).

    1. I do love Hydrangeas but never much success in hot Texas climate. Do they come in different colors? And where can they be bought?

  18. Oh my ! Hydrangeas are one I have always loved but have never owned! A friend of mine used to change their flower color by fertilizing them. I would LOVE, LOVE, LOVE to win them!!

  19. I love the Endless Summer Hydrangeas and have 5 along my back sunporch. We get some strong sun during the summer so I soaker hose around the root line covered with mulch is a big help! Enjoyed the post 🙂

  20. So glad I came across your information. I am late to appreciate hydrangeas but my enthusiasm is exploding. My first hydrangea(l) (angel) I saved from a Walmart mostly dead half price rack. I learned to love these beauties as this ‘mostly dead’ struggling hydrangea came back to life and praised my efforts with georgeous blooms. (I’m all for the little struggling plants everyone else tosses)
    But I’ve a question for you…I’ve read of putting coffee grounds around the base of my plants but I don’t know how much and should I mix them with something else and how often.
    One site on internet says they are acidic,another says alkaline. Can you give me an experienced opinion?

  21. I just bought two blushing bride Endless Summer hydrangeas. Reading your post was timely. Can’t wait to see how they do. I did sign up for the text alerts too!

  22. I would love to try these! I’ve never been able to get mine to bloom! These are so beautiful!!!

  23. Love the hydrangeas and am going to try them myself. I also love the color of deck stain in the pictures shown. Would you mind sharing the type and color you used. I am preparing to stain our deck and pergola. I would very much appreciate your help.
    Thank you.

  24. Loved my Endless Summer for several years, then they stopped blooming. Don’t know what to do to get them to bloom again.

  25. I have 2 Endless summer hydrageas. The first year was great and since then, no blooms. They are healthy and growing, but last year there were no blooms and this year it looks bloom less again. I water and feed regularly and I want my beautiful blooms. I never prune severely. What’ my problem? So sad.

  26. I love hydrangeas, so I will look for this in the blue planter. I have not seen these before but would love to have a longer blooming season. Pretty neat.

  27. These are very beautiful. I have never heard of this type. You have provided some good tips. I’m going to try this.

  28. I’m interested in getting more information… I love hydrangeas… would love to have one that blooms for a longer period of time

  29. I just purchased the endless hydrangea. I am so excited for it to bloom!. What would make me ecstatic would be it would bloom a Boston terrier like yours!?

  30. These are beautiful. I am going to try planting in my back yard as the sun isn’t as hard there. I live in Alabama and our summers can be brutal.

  31. I have had many of the same problems you have had with getting my hydrangeas to bloom! I have several and added two Bloomstruck one last year and one the year before. So I am anxiously waiting to see what they will do this year! Thanks for the tips! Very helpful?

  32. My husband tok the clippers to my hydrangea too. I’m hoping they bloom this year. I enjoyed your post.

  33. i just signed up for the text tips!! I had our front landscaping re-done last year, and they planted 3 Endless Summer Hydrangeas – but I’m afraid it’s not a good spot for them, and I’m really disappointed (in the landscaper, not the plants). I’m in St. Louis, and I don’t see a single bloom yet this year, and I’m pretty sure mine get too much afternoon sun, especially in the heart of the summer! I’m going to try to get out to a nursery this weekend to talk to them and get some fertilizer.

  34. We have lived in our home for 10 years and I have yet to find the right blooms for my flower bed out front that would make my neighbors pause and admire.

  35. I was actually very glad to come across this post this morning. I have tried for over 10 years to have success with hydrangeas. I bought a set of the inless summers hydrangeas this year-and was glad to be able to read how to take care of them so hopefully this year I will get the most out of my blooms. My husband just passed away with stage 4 cancer and I have not been able to do garden work for years. Hopefully he is up above watching over and helping me to take care of these.

    1. Oh I’m so sorry Kim – my dad had stage 4 cancer too and passed away a little over 2 years ago. Maybe they are both looking down on us together praying we get blooms!

  36. This happened to our hydrangeas as well. I have been waiting to see if anything came from the ugly old wood but it doesn’t look like. Is there a way to cover them up to protect them this winter so this doesn’t happen again? I don’t have any Endless Summer but am definitely interested in a long blooming hydrangeas.

    1. Sorry this happened Christine. There are ways to try and protect them – cover them with leaves but if the bushes are huge, it’s going to take alot of leaves!

    2. The most important thing is to protect them once they’ve got buds on them. Mainly that means you worry about late frosts. Any time there is a late frost in the forecast, I put old blankets and towels on my hydrangeas. Looks silly but it works.

  37. My endless summer did suffer winter damage here in New Brunswick but your tips will help greatly in care of it now. Thanks

  38. Hi Kelly, I just have to tell you that you’re Boston Terrier is so stinkin’ cute!!! I love my Endless Summer Hydrangea plant, but I loved my Boston Terrier even more. Lost him over 40 years ago, but fond memories remain. Enjoy your summer and thanks for your information.

  39. I love Hydrangeas!! I work for Easy to Grow Bulbs and I am usually the first in line when they come in. I seem to water them way to much as most novice gardeners do lol. I totally am going to look for these. Just dont tell the boss lol.

  40. Kelly I don’t know if I have endless bloom or not but my plants are blooming. What’s the deal with cutting a few for the house ? I try to just take a couple that are near the bottom or otherwise on the fringe of the plant. Will they only come back if I have endless bloom?

    1. Jeanne – I cut my hydrangeas during the summer to bring inside. Just make sure not to cut too much of the branch (slightly longer than you want your stems) and cut above a leaf node. Make sure you cut only the flowers that are fully bloomed (once cut, they won’t continue to bloom). Enjoy them!

  41. HI Kelly your hydrangea look beautiful, I had one that did not flower last year and got this fertilizer called holly tone from Walmart, you put it in the soil around your plant only in the spring and fall. This year all my hydrangeas bloomed and now I get pink and blue flowers, before using the holly tone I would only get pink flowers. You may already know about this fertilizer, but just thought I would share.

  42. My grandmother had beautiful big hydrangeas all along the side of her house. She had blues & pinks. I think she told me that it was the fertilizer that determined the color. Is that true? I would love to find out how to purchase some plants (for containers). Thank u so much

  43. My new home has a hydranga that needs to be moved. When is the best time to do it. What special care etc does it need after the move.

  44. I LOVE Hrydrangeas too! I just bought the original Endless Summer on clearance. I can’t wait to plant mine near some cedar trees in my backyard. They should turn blue I thinking bc the soil is acidic. Enjoy

  45. Still a little confused the dead looking sticks that stick out I cut them when? I have endless summer. Also what can I do to get them to bloom again? They bloomed 3 to 4 years beautiful than about the last 5 they stopped beautiful leaves great big in size no flowers.

    1. You don’t need to cut those dead sticks but you can cut them anytime since they are dead. Sometimes spring frosts after the buds have formed mean we have less blooms.

  46. Well I just read all your hydrangea posts, and I guess I need to talk to the universe or ask Sushi to pose by my bushes. I’m thinking Brawn mistook the old wood for dead even though he told me he did not. More discussions will take place with him.

  47. P.S. the hydrangeas are in the same area as my two peonies and those do great. This year I also have a Dahlia garden that looks to be amazing. My lilies and wild roses also do nice, I’m just a hydrangea failure!

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