Endless Summer Hydrangea – Twist and Shout Growing Tips

Twist and Shout Endless Summer Hydrangea
Twist and Shout Endless Summer Hydrangea

Twist and Shout Hydrangea is a very popular member of the Endless Summer Hydrangea family, and for good reason.  This newest member of the family was introduced in North America in 2009, and was developed at the University of Georgia, combining the best traits of Penny Mac and Lady in Red.

The blossoms vary in color depending on the acidity of the soil.  The bountiful blooms are unique with centers of lacy pink caps, surrounded by petals of varying shades of pink and periwinkle blue.

The Endless Summer family of Hydrangeas are easy to care for and are winter hardy in zones 4-9.   They bloom on both old and new wood, providing gorgeous large blossoms of color throughout the summer.

Twist and Shout Hydrangea Endless Summer do well in partial shade (morning sun and afternoon shade seem to work best) and soil that is kept moist, but not wet.  The stems of the shrubs turn red, and the foliage burgundy-red in the fall.

Shrubs grow to 3′-5′ in height and width and work well as a focal point in a garden, or as a backdrop for other perennials and annuals.
To plant your Twist and Shout Hydrangea:
1) Locate an area that receives approximately 1/2 day of morning sun where the shrub will have room to grow to its full size of 3′-5′ in diameter and height.
2) Dig a hole that is 1 1/2 times the size of the pot that the plant is in.
3) Tipping the plant upside down, remove it from the pot and loosen the root ball.
4) Center the root ball in the middle of the hole and add enough soil back in so that the top of the root ball is even with the top of the hole.
5) Fill the hole with water until it is 1/2 full.
6) Fill in the remaining hole with dirt and pack down securely.
7) Water around the base of the plant, then cover with mulch.
8) Keep the soil moist, but well drained.
9) Fertilizer can be added in the spring, but should not be applied after August.
10) Foliage can be trimmed back in the fall after a killing frost, but may also be left for winter accent in the garden.

Twist and Shout Hydrangea is a wonderful addition to a landscape, providing four-season beauty in the garden, with very little maintenance.

11 thoughts on “Endless Summer Hydrangea – Twist and Shout Growing Tips”

  1. Excellent and informative blog. Thanks for posting this. It’s informative and enlightening. Keep up the good work. Working on a couple of landscaping projects myself. They are coming along well.

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  3. My twist and shout looks like it is dying, I just planted late May. I am thinking I planted it too deep. Should I dig up and re-position? Thank you

  4. It wouldn’t hurt to try re-positioning it. Is it getting enough water? Until they grow a good strong root base, they need a lot of water, especially if they get a lot of sun.

  5. I bought an Endless Summer “Twist n Shout” last Summer. It was in full bloom. Winter came and I kept it inside. It lost it’s leaves but I kept watering it throughout the winter and will spray it with water. It’s the end of January and all the stems have buds in it, and at the bottom new leaves are coming out. It is still cold here but when the sun comes out I take it outside and bring it in when the sun is down. I think this is what’s helping it bloom so early. It is still in the container I bought it in. I read it will do well in there for 2-3 years. I wouldn’t plant it outside because I wouldn’t be able to take care of it as well as I do inside.It is still very big. I would cut off the tips of the branches that dried or looked dead(dark brown). Thank you for giving me the opportunity to share my tips.

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