When I bought my Blushing Bride ES hydrangea three years ago, it was a 'test' for zone 4. I can attest that it does not do well (in my garden) as far as blooming. It has beautiful robust leaves but no blooms. boohoo. It is planted next to my ES and Twist/Shout ES hydrangeas, which are blooming very nicely. I hate to dig it up and pitch it but I am going to. But before I do, does anyone in zone 4 have any luck in getting a BB ES to bloom? Maybe there is a trick I am missing. I covered it with straw and chicken wire a couple of years ago and was rewarded with one wimpy bloom. zone 4 can be brutal.
Thanks for any info. Gail