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Hydrangea arborescens ‘PIIHA-1’ (Endless Summer® Bella Anna)

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Endless Summer® Bella Anna wild hydrangea along with Invincibelle® Spirit wild hydrangea was the first pink mophead Hydrangea arborescens introduced to the horticulture world. In this case, the pink-flowering lacecap selection Hydrangea arborescens ‘Wesser Falls’ provided the genetics for this breeding breakthrough. The raspberry-pink floral coloration of Endless Summer® Bella Anna is some of the best and most saturated in the trial, nearly rivaling the deep pink hues exhibited by the sterile flowers of Invincibelle® Ruby wild hydrangea.  Unfortunately, this cultivar suffered in the ratings due to a propensity for floppy stems that were displayed in early summer.


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  • Common Name
    Endless Summer® Bella Anna wild hydrangea  
  • Bloom Period
    early July – mid July  
  • Peak Bloom
    early July  
  • Flower Size
    4’ x 5.5’ 
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