Off all the new hydrangeas we studied last year, Rock-n-Roll is the one we kept marveling over.
It has eye candy appeal in spring, but it really knocked our socks off when it rebloomed in the fall. It was a strong showing. The sturdy stems hold the flowers well above the foliage and those flower antique very well late in the growing season. It simply looked the best - perky, happy, and colorful.
Rock-n-Roll hydrangea was found as a sport of Twist-n-Shout in Connecticut. It has the same pink, purple, and blue color hues as that plant, but Rock-n-Roll is a mophead, instead of a lacecap. It's also just as flower bud hardy, to zone 6a.
This is a new hydrangea from Mike Dirr.
Rock-n-Roll is available for pre-order; more will be available this fall 2020. 🌱
We also have 3-gallon Rock-n-Rolls available for pickup from our nursery near Watkinsville, Georgia. Please call ahead to arrange a pickup time.
Rock-n-Roll bigleaf hydrangea, bigleaf hydrangea, lacecap hydrangea, hydrangea
USDA Hardiness Zones
flowering shrub, deciduous
pink, purple, blue
- Spring: medium green
- Summer: medium green
- Fall: purple
Fall Leaf Color Quality
Soil Moisture Requirements
moist-but-draining, no standing water
Soil pH Requirements
acid, neutral, alkaline
sun, part shade, shade
To Make It Thrive
Give Rock-n-Roll hydrangea rich soil plus consistent moisture in a soil that drains. It may require extra watering, but avoid standing water. Grow it in full shade or afternoon shade in the deep south (zones 8 and 9), not only for the foliage, but so the flowers don't get sun scald. Full sun is okay farther north. For flowering in cold climates, situate it in a warm, sheltered location. During the ups and downs of spring temps here in Zone 8a - we cover to protect flower buds.