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Dr. Tom Ranney
North Carolina, USA

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INVINCIBELLE GARNETTA™

Smooth Hydrangea

Hydrangea arborescens

'NCHA6'

PPAF; CBRAF

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  • Deep pink-red flowers
  • Season extending bloom
  • Native
Description

Make hydrangea season last even longer with Invincibelle Garnetta™ hydrangea. The newest member of our award-winning series of Hydrangea arborescens, Invincibelle Garnetta offers deep garnet-hued buds that open into lush pink blooms. It flowers a bit later than others in the series, which makes it an ideal season-extender and companion to the other fabulous varieties in the series. 

USDA Zone 3 - 8 (-40°F/-40.0°C)

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Exposure Full sun, Part sun

Height 2.5'

Width 2.5'

Finish Time 1 season

Type Deciduous

Bloom Time Summer rebloomer

Flower Color Pink

Foliage Color Green

Liner Sizes 2 1/4", 4", Quick Turn

Soil Grows well in most soils; avoid wet and poorly drained sites. Mulch is recommended in the landscape.

Pruning Blooms on new wood - cut back by about one-third its total height in early spring, just as the new growth begins to emerge on the stems. Smooth hydrangeas may be cut back harder, however, this prevents woody cells from developing, prohibiting the plant from achieving its maximum stem strength.

Uses Versatile and showy, smooth hydrangeas offer dozens of landscape applications: foundation plantings, perennial gardens, hedges, cut flower gardens, naturalizing, pollinator and wildlife gardens.

Growing Tips We recommend full sun for smooth hydrangeas in the cooler end of its hardiness range; afternoon shade is a good idea in warmer climates, however. The flower color of smooth hydrangeas is not influenced by soil chemistry. Makes an excellent cut flower, both cut and dried.