I bought and planted the Gatsby Pink around December 2021... . Last year, 2022, was it's first spring/ summer in my yard and no flowers ... But I DID NOT CARE... the LEAVES ARE SO GORGEOUS.... I said to myself it never has to bloom.... !!!! This year , June 2023, giant blooms are all over the Gatsby Pink... It was gorgeous without blooms last year and with blooms it's PHENOMENAL.... I'm so glad I bought a SECOND one around December 2022... It's just getting established... F.Y.I. the Gatsby Pink and Gatsby Star start to bloom the same time as smooth hydrangeas.... Early!!!!!
Gatsby Pink® Oakleaf hydrangea Hydrangea quercifolia
The best pink!
Gatsby Pink® oakleaf hydrangea boasts big, showy blooms that quickly transform from pure white to a glorious pink, providing months of color. Handsome dark green foliage turns burgungy-red in autumn. This North American native is perfect for woodland gardens and informal plantings.
Top three reasons to grow Gatsby Pink oakleaf hydrangea:
Fall InterestSalt TolerantNative to North America
- Native to North America
- White flowers change to pink
- Excellent fall color
CharacteristicsPlant Type:ShrubShrub Type:DeciduousHeight Category:MediumGarden Height:72 - 96 InchesSpacing:72 - 96 InchesSpread:72 - 96 InchesFlower Colors:PinkFlower Colors:WhiteFlower Shade:White flowers quickly change to pinkFoliage Colors:GreenFoliage Colors:PurpleFoliage Colors:RedFoliage Shade:Green summer foliage turns mahogany-red in fallHabit:MoundedContainer Role:Thriller
Plant NeedsLight Requirement:Part Sun to SunLight Requirement: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).Maintenance Category:ModerateBlooms On:Old WoodBloom Time:SummerHardiness Zones:5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9bWater Category:AverageUses:Border PlantUses:LandscapeUses:Mass PlantingUses Notes:
Mixed borders, woodland gardens.Maintenance Notes:
Best in moist, well-drained soils. Prune after flowering. Fertilize in spring. May need winter protection in colder climates.Gatsby Pink® Hydrangea quercifolia 'JoAnn' USPP 27,879, Can 5,639
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Marie White, Michigan, United States, 22 weeks ago
I bought this plant from Krismer Plant Farm in the spring last year I planted it near my house in the front. This spring it started to bloom for the first time. At first beautiful white flowers bloomed all over the bush, then just about two weeks ago they began to turn pink, as the tag attached to the plant said they would. Now almost all of the blooms have turned pink. It is beautiful. I love it. I am trying to find another spot in the yard to plant another one.Sue Lynch, Ohio, United States, 6 years ago