For an easy-care shrub that blooms from summer through fall, rely on the celebrated Invincibelle® Spirit II Hydrangea (Hydrangea arborescens 'NCHA2' PP 28,316). Huge flowers are held on strong stems to decorate the vibrant green foliage.
No need to deadhead! You'll see beautiful blooms from midsummer until the first frost.
As with the original Invincibelle® Spirit Hydrangea, for every plant sold, $1 will be donated to the Breast Cancer Research Center by Proven Winners. The center is committed to preventing breast cancer and finding a cure in our lifetime by funding clinical and translational research worldwide.
This gorgeous improved version features improved, stronger stems to hold the flowers of increased size upright. The color of both flower and foliage is deeper and richer than ever before.
Watch from your garden rocker as the blooms start dark pink, age to creamy white and finish celadon green. The depth of color of this offering is amazing!
The blooms are fantastic in bouquets during all stages of their development. The flowers even have staying power when dried for winter arrangements or craft projects.
In your yard, Invincibelle® Spirit II Hydrangea will become a brilliant focal point. Spirit II produces its blooms on new growth, and it's a dependable bloomer.
Invincibelle® Spirit II Hydrangea is a fabulous, long-blooming selection that is an improvement on an already spectacular choice. This improved variety is sure to "wow" you and your guests with its display and please you with its reliable, easy care nature. Order yours today!
Several Spirit II, planted together, will form a stunning border in your yard. Use just one for a spectacular accent near a front entrance. Anywhere you place these is sure to draw attention.
Invincibelle® Spirit II Hydrangea is a deciduous shrub with a mounded habit. They can be used in mixed borders or cutting gardens.
Smooth Hydrangeas are native to North America. Give this special variety a place of honor in your landscape. They have been carefully field-tested for high performance and will bloom for you every year.
These make wonderful "Thrillers" in large garden containers. Try a contrasting pottery color like lime green, aqua, gold or yellow to make the flower colors really pop.
Or, go with a neutral gray or unglazed terra-cotta for a subtle charm. Keep containers well watered, especially in the height of summer as the blooms are developing.
Mass planting can fill wide open areas with bold color. Use a zigzagging planting pattern and space them 42 inches apart on center. You'll measure from the center of one to the center of the next.
Unless you are in the hottest growing USDA zones, plant Invincibelle® Spirit II Hydrangea in full sun. You'll enjoy the strongest stems and most flowers with at least 6 hours of direct sunlight.
If your summers are sweltering, you should plant in part sun. Give them a site that receives morning sun and afternoon shade. It should thrive on the east or southeast side of your home or structure. Use taller shrubs and trees as cover, too.
However, full shade positions are not ideal for performance. It needs at least 4 hours of sunlight a day, or the stems will be spindly and floppy. You won't get many blooms in full shade, either.
It is adaptable to a variety of soil types. However, Hydrangeas do need well-drained soil. Elevate your planting with a raised bed, or plant in containers if you have poorly drained soil.
Provide a moderate amount of water on a schedule. Good watering is especially important as the flowers develop.
In fall, before you put the hose away for winter, give your plant a nice, long drink. This is especially important when the weather is dry in autumn.
Although changes to soil pH will not be able to change the bloom color, apply an acidic mulch as a top-dressing for this Smooth Hydrangea. Use pine straw or pine bark to increase the acidity of your soil over time.
Acidic mulch will also help to keep the root systems nice and cool. Please pull mulch back from the crown of your plant by 6 inches for proper air circulation.
Invincibelle® Spirit II has minimal pruning requirements, and blooms on new wood. Prune each stem down by a third in early spring, just as new growth begins to emerge on the stems. Cut back at a 45-degree angle right above an outward-facing bud.
There is no need to remove the spent flowers or deadhead. However, regular cutting of blooms will give you wonderful material to create special cut flower arrangements!
Invincibelle® Spirit II Hydrangea is super hardy, and easy to maintain in the landscape. Order yours now!
Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.
Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!
Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.
|Young Plants to 18 Months|
|2"x2"x3"||Ranges from||.18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume|
|4.5" Container||Equal to||.65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume|
|Sprinter Pot||Equal to||.63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume|
|4" Container||Ranges from||.31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume|
|6" Container||Equal to||1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume|
|1 Quart||Equal to||1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume|
|5.5" Container||Equal to||1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x5"||Ranges from||.8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x6"||Ranges from||1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x9"||Ranges from||1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x10"||Ranges from||1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old|
|2 Quart||Equal to||2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume|
|#1 Container||Ranges from||2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume|
|5"x5"x12"||Equal to||3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 2 - 4 Years Old|
|#2 Container||Ranges from||1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume|
|#3 Container||Ranges from||2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 3 - 5 Years Old|
|#5 Container||Ranges from||2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume|
|#7 Container||Ranges from||5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume|
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|Brand||Proven Winners ColorChoice|
|Botanical Name||Hydrangea arborescens 'NCHA2'|
|Mature Height||42 - 48 inches|
|Mature Spread||42 - 48 inches|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun, Partial Shade|
|Flower Color||Pink, Green|
|When To Prune||Early Spring|