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Twist-n-Shout hydrangea is a beautiful lacecap that's extra special because it's the only remontant lacecap so far. Remontant means it "reblooms" to present flowers both in spring, then again in late summer or autumn. Many other mopheads are remontant, but Twist-n-Shout is the first lacecap to rebloom!
Strong stems support the medium pink or periwinkle blue, hefty lacecaps - they are similar in size to White Wave.
Twist-n-Shout is another hydrangea in the lineage of Lady in Red - you can see that parent in the red leaf petioles, the reddish tint to the stems, and in the good red-purple fall color.
This hydrangea is the only lacecap in the Endless Summer family.
remontat - meaning it will rebloom to flower twice during long growing seasons
in fact, this is the first and only, to date, remontant lacecap hydrangea
medium-saturated lacecap on a slightly smaller than average hydrangea bush (but not dwarf)
single specimen and accent use
large container use
grouping and massing - large swaths
flower and shrub borders
tolerant of salt spray so great for maritime climates
Give Twist-n-Shout 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.
The flower color is not as you described, it's paler. Yes, I've come to the conclusion that Hydrangeas don't like to have their flower color profiled and clinically categorized like we humans try to do to everyone and everything. Please keep in mind that flower color varies widly and wildly depending on soil pH and the amount of aluminum actually in your soil, the amount of time aluminum has been availalbe to the plant (did you add Al only last month?), the unique propensity of how each cultivar reacts to Al, and if the flower heads get a touch of sunshine as they age.
The flower color is not as you described, it seems darker to me. Same issues as when it's paler; say after me, "a-lum-i-num-a-vail-a-bil-i-ty plus time plus cultivar plus a touch of sunshine."
This is science for sure, but also a whole lot of art. Enjoy the outcome Mother Nature deals!