Endless Summer® Twist-n-Shout® Bigleaf Hydrangea (2023)

Love the marvelously sophisticated blooms of delicate Lacecap Hydrangeas? Well, how about a reblooming variety that produces flowers from spring through fall?

Decorate your landscape with Endless Summer® Twist-n-Shout® Hydrangea (Hydrangea macrophylla 'PIIHM-I'). You'll love everything about it, but especially the way the light, lacy flowers seem to dance on top of the deep, quilted, green foliage. Look closer to see bright red stems, a knockout addition to cut flower arrangements.

You've no doubt heard about Endless Summer reblooming plants. They are true improvements on the old standards.

Twist-n-Shout was the world's first reblooming Lacecap variety. It blooms early in the season on old wood from last year. Then, the blooms keep coming on new wood, or growth shoots from the roots this season.

You'll adore using these pretty, compact shrubs in your landscape. They prefer to be in partial shade, which is a blessing. It can be challenging to find plants that thrive in that type of light condition. Twist-n-Shout blooms adds a very elegant look to spots in afternoon shade.

Lacecap Hydrangeas are much more subtle than their mophead cousins. Their lovely flower structures are borne in flat-topped clusters. Sterile florets are arranged in a charming little circle around the smaller fertile, pollen bearing florets. The blooms look like precious little Fairy rings.

But don't let the delicate blooms fool you! These tough plants are cold hardy to Zone 4 and heat tolerant to Zone 9.

The official name of this beautiful Hydrangea is Twist-n-Shout, but you may see it spelled the Twist & Shout Hydrangea or the Twist and Shout Hydrangea. No matter, it's still a perfect stand-alone specimen plant, or in combination with other plants in your landscape. The compact, rounded form also makes it easy to use as Thrillers in large outdoor containers.

Twist-n-Shout flowers start in early summer and last all summer long. The gorgeous blossoms can be colored pink or periwinkle blue, depending upon your soil type. In higher soil pH, the flower color is pink. In acidic soils, the color is periwinkle blue.

This giving shrub doesn't quit at summer's end, either. You'll enjoy a show all year with fall color and winter interest. Both summer and fall, these blooms look lovely as cut flowers for bouquets indoors!

In cool fall seasons, the leaves can mellow into that deep, delicious shade of burgundy-red to celebrate the change of seasons. Leave the last flush of flowers to dry on the plant for a pretty winter display that catches frost and sculpts light snowfall.

This beautiful specimen is a truly stunning improvement on the classic Lacecap Hydrangea. Decorate the lightly shady spots throughout your landscape this year. Order a Twist-n-Shout Hydrangea today!

How to Use Endless Summer Twist-n-Shout Hydrangea in the Landscape

This versatile shrub is pretty enough to be the perfect specimen. It starts flowering right after the spring bulbs are finishing up for the year. There is always something happening with this plant, so use it where it can be seen and enjoyed.

They'll be wonderful foundation plants for eastern exposures or in areas where there is protection from the hot afternoon sun. Rugged enough for high-end commercial plantings, Twist-n-Shout performs beautifully to grab attention in a sophisticated way.

Use them in a mass planting in partial shade. Plant them 2 ½ feet on center, measuring from the center of one to the center of the next. Use a zig-zagging, or staggered planting plan to fill wide areas with season-long blooming and lush green foliage.

Twist-n-Shout is a great candidate for an excellent addition to your container groupings on your front porch or back patio. Use them as spectacular Thrillers in the center of large pots. Or, employ several as Fillers in those enormous containers you see these days.

Can't you just imagine those little Fairy flowers in your Cottage Garden? Add some cunning garden accessories for a charming display. Don't forget a small, rustic table and chairs for kids to host tea parties!

Add them near the front of mixed shrub borders, on the shady side of a cutting garden and even dispersed throughout your perennial border, too. You'll appreciate the blooms from late spring all the way through fall.

The blooms make very modern cut flower arrangements. Add the red stems and dark green leaves as a wonderful contrasting foil to any bouquet.

Twist-n-Shout Hydrangea also makes a great low hedge. It typically gets a bit taller in warmer climates, and stays shorter in the colder regions. Plant 2 ½ feet apart in a long, meandering ribbon at the edge of the woods or along your patio.

Use it anywhere that gets morning sun and afternoon shade. You'll easily create a fantastic, easy-care focal point all for the cost of a few shrubs.

#ProPlantTips for Care

The best place for this Hydrangea is on the east side of a home or a taller tree. Give it a place that receives some shade from the hot afternoon sun for best results, especially in the hotter USDA growing zones 4 through 9.

They love a nice, evenly moist, rich soil that drains well. Provide a moderate amount of water on a regular basis. Be sure to add a thick layer of mulch over the root system to help maintain moisture in well-drained soil. Maintain an alkaline soil pH to keep the bluest of blooms, but more acidic soils will turn your lacecaps a bit more deep pink to purple.

Plan to do a light pruning just as the weather warms and the plants start to grow. Remove the old flower heads down into the body of the plant. Leave the overall shape somewhat rounded. After that, it's quite hand's off as the new flowers are produced on the branch tips.

Be patient with this pretty plant. Twist-n-Shout starts growing just a bit later in spring than some other shrubs. You'll need to wait until the soil has warmed up. It's so worth it!

Enchant yourself and your guests with the lovely blooms of Twist-n-Shout Hydrangea. Order yours today from the experts at Nature Hills!

Frequently Asked Questions

How do you take care of a Twist-n-Shout Hydrangea?

Endless Summer® Twist-n-Shout® Bigleaf Hydrangea care is very easy! Plant in a partial sun/part shade location and provide moderate, yet consistent moisture in enriched soil.

How big do Twist and Shout Hydrangeas get?

Twist-n-Shout® Bigleaf Hydrangea shrubs reach a mature height and mature width of 3-5 feet.

Can Twist and Shout Hydrangeas take full sun?

Twist-n-Shout® Bigleaf Hydrangea do not do well in full sun and may even get leaf scorch in hotter climates. Provide afternoon shade as relief from the hottest summer sun, and morning sun to dry the leaves of dew.

Do you cut back Twist and Shout Hydrangeas in the fall?

Plan to do a light pruning of your Twist-n-Shout® Hydrangea just as the weather warms and the plants start to grow in spring. Remove the old flower heads down into the body of the plant. Leave the overall shape somewhat rounded. After that, it's quite hand's off as the new flowers are produced on the branch tips. Pruning in fall will result in inadvertently removing next year's blooms.

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Do you cut back Twist and Shout hydrangeas? ›

Remember that these hydrangeas bloom on old wood, so prune when the flowers begin to fade. Deadhead flowers and cut back as needed to make your plants bushy.

How much sun does a Twist and Shout hydrangea need? ›

The Twist and Shout Hydrangea requires full sun to part shade and prefers moist, well-drained, fertile soil. In hot climates, hydrangeas will do best with some shade. If you have alkaline soil and want a blue hydrangea, be sure to amend your soil.

How big does a Twist and Shout hydrangea get? ›

'Twist-n-Shout' Hydrangeas Shape and Size

These deep pink or periwinkle blue hydrangeas grow to heights of three to five feet and spread to widths of three to four feet. They grow in an upright posture with a rounded form.

How many hours of sun do Endless Summer hydrangeas need? ›

Endless Summer Hydrangeas thrive in partial shade, or roughly four hours of direct, unfiltered sunlight per day. It's best if they receive sun in the morning and shade in the afternoon.

How do you winterize a Twist and Shout hydrangea? ›

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Why don t My Twist and Shout hydrangeas bloom? ›

If you have a hydrangea that won't flower, you may have pruned it back too far the year before. Often, hydrangeas that aren't producing flowers have been pruned in early summer and late winter.

What plants grow well with hydrangea? ›

Shade tolerant perennials make excellent partners next to hydrangeas. Some of the best are hostas, ferns, foxglove & coral bells. Many upright hydrangeas create a shady area under their foliage. This is a great location for planting shade-loving hostas.

How do you plant Endless Summer hydrangeas? ›

Endless Summer hydrangeas grow best in partial sun. A location that receives morning sun and dappled afternoon shade is ideal. If these hydrangeas are planted in full sun, conditions might be too hot and intense for the plants to produce blooms. Planting in too much shade can result in weak stems and fewer blooms.

Do hydrangeas bloom all summer? ›

Once upon a time, hydrangeas would only bloom once a season. Not anymore! Now, you can choose a variety of hydrangeas that bloom all summer long. You can even prune these at any time.

Are Twist and Shout hydrangeas Evergreen? ›

Twist N Shout Hydrangea(Macrophylla) Live Deciduous Shrub, Pink or Blue Lace-cap Blooms.

Does Twist and Shout hydrangea bloom on new wood? ›

Part of the Endless Summer series, 'Twist-n-Shout' flowers on both new and old wood. 'Twist-n-Shout' is a fine hydrangea and you can have it in pink or blue simply by changing the pH of the soil.

Why do deer like hydrangeas? ›

Hydrangeas Deer Love to Eat

Their large, succulent buds in early spring are like candy for deer. These are flower buds (appearing on old wood from the previous year), so one night of browsing can leave your plants flowerless for the entire season. Deer will also eat the new foliage.

Do Endless Summer hydrangeas come back every year? ›

The plant produces flowers from June through September. Unlike many hydrangeas, it blooms on both old and new growth, which means it forms the flower buds for next year's blooms during the current year.

Do you deadhead Endless Summer hydrangeas? ›

"Bigleaf hydrangeas, such as Endless Summer, should be deadheaded when the first set of flowers sprouts from last year's growth in the spring, as it eliminates the faded flowers before the next flush appears," she explains.

How do you prepare Endless Summer hydrangeas for winter? ›

Stop all applications of fertilizer after August 15th to acclimate the plant for winter. Keep the soil moist through the fall months until the ground is frozen. Cover the plant with a four-inch layer of organic mulch (wood mulch, leaves, etc.). There is no need to cover all stems to the tip or to cut them back.

What do you do with Endless summer hydrangeas in the fall? ›

Endless Summer Hydrangeas should not be pruned in the fall.

This will ensure the flower buds that have made it through the winter have emerged. Prune out only dead wood and leave any green buds or leaves.

Do Endless summer hydrangeas lose their leaves in winter? ›

Even the most magnificent hydrangea bush loses its leaves as cold temperatures signal winter's approach. Hydrangea are deciduous shrubs, meaning they appear to die in fall. Hydrangea are also perennial plants, though, meaning they will come back year after year if they are cared for properly through the winter.

Should I cover my hydrangea for the winter? ›

Keep Them Cozy. Whether or not hydrangeas need protection depends on how cold the winter temperatures drop. If the air temperature doesn't go below 0 degrees (zone 7) there is no need for winter protection. In colder climates, wrap or completely cover marginally hardy hydrangeas.

Should I cut off Brown hydrangea blooms? ›

Are the blooms on your hydrangea shrubs fading or turning brown? No need to worry – this is simply a sign that it's time to remove the flowers, a process called deadheading. When you deadhead hydrangeas, you aren't harming the plants at all.

What does baking soda do for hydrangeas? ›

Baking soda is one of the recognised ways to change the color of hydrangeas. This is because baking soda is at the high end of the alkalinity scale. It will alter the pH level in the soil and therefore change the bloom color.

What happens if you don't prune hydrangeas? ›

If you don't prune hydrangeas then they can eventually resemble a tangled mass of woody stems, and the flowers will become smaller and less showy. If your hydrangeas are not blooming, lack of pruning is often a reason.

Where should you not plant hydrangeas? ›

Growing Conditions

Hydrangeas need well-draining soil and are best planted in a spot that gets morning sun and afternoon shade. Deep or constant shade is not suitable for hydrangeas, and neither is full sun. Pick a spot where your hydrangeas will be exposed to at least three to four hours of sun per day.

What is the best time of year to plant hydrangeas? ›

Autumn is the best time to plant hydrangeas, followed by spring planting. The idea is to give this shrub plenty of time to establish a healthy root system before the heat of summer or the extreme chill of winter, which makes the cooler shoulder seasons the best times to plant.

How many hydrangeas can you plant together? ›

You have to plant Bigleaf hydrangeas and Panicle hydrangeas 6-12 feet apart. In the case of Oakleaf hydrangeas, they need to be planted 6-8 feet apart. In general, hydrangeas should be planted apart at a distance equal to the width of one adult plant (for plants of the same size).

How long does it take for Endless Summer hydrangeas to mature? ›

The “old wood” buds will provide early season color and the blooms forming on current season growth will typically occur roughly six weeks later and last through the end of the season.

Can you grow Endless Summer hydrangeas in pots? ›

Endless Summer hydrangeas are incredibly elegant on their own in pots. Whether you use the beautiful white hydrangea, Blushing Bride, or the rose-pink or purple hydrangea, BloomStruck, the large blooms make an impressive statement. A single hydrangea is a simple, easy and striking way to spruce up your home.

What is the best fertilizer for Endless Summer hydrangeas? ›

We recommend a granular, slow-release fertilizer with a NPK ratio of 10-30-10. If you cannot find that specific ratio, ask your local nursery for a fertilizer with a high concentration of phosphorus, as that encourages the bloom growth.

Is Twist and Shout hydrangea deer resistant? ›

It attracts visual attention and is resistant to deer, insects, diseases, mildew and heat.

How big does a Pinky Winky hydrangea get? ›

This shrub can grow up to 8 feet tall, which is covered in flowers from early summer to late fall!

How fast does Vanilla Strawberry hydrangea grow? ›

The Vanilla Strawberry Hydrangea can grow 6 to 8 feet tall and 4 to 5 feet wide. The plant may not reach its full size until the second or third year after it has had time to settle in.

Does Bobo hydrangea need full sun? ›

The optimum amount of sun or shade each plant needs to thrive: Full Sun (6+ hours), Part Sun (4-6 hours), Full Shade (up to 4 hours).

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