First Editions® Jetstream™ Hydrangea

A breeding breakthrough in Hydrangea quercifolia – 2014 introduction
by Kathleen Hennessy
March 30, 2014

First Editions® Jetstream™ Hydrangea will blow you away. This breakthrough hydrangea quercifolia is dense and compact, with abundant branching and strong stems to support its beautiful blooms.

Jetstream’s bright white, cone-shaped flowers cover the plant through the summer. As the blooms fade, they transform to a dark, dusky pink. The dark-green, disease resistant foliage shines in summer, then turns to an amazing orange-red in the fall. Even the strong stems offer winter interest with peeling tawny-brown bark.

Bred by Dr. Michael Dirr and Plant Introductions, Inc., First Editions Jetstream makes a stunning statement when planted in groups.

First Editions® Jetstream™ Hydrangea

Hydrangea quercifolia 'PIIHQ-I' PPAF

Location: Full sun to part shade

Width: 4- to 5-feet

Zone: 5-8

Flower: Glistening white, maturing to pink-rose

Height: 5- to 6-feet

Foliage: Dark green, orange-red in fall

Look for First Editions Jetstream Hydrangea in the purple pots at garden centers beginning spring of 2014.

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