THERE ARE NOT MANY MACROPHELIA EXISTING 25 YEARS AGO THAT BLOOM ON NEW WOOD. THAT WOULD HAVE TO BE THE CASE IF YOU PRUNED TO THE GROUND EACH YEAR. I CHECKED MY DIRR’S AND "ALL SUMMER BEAUTY" MIGHT BE A POSSIBLE CANDIDATE. HE WRITES THAT IT IS A MOPHEAD, BLOOMS IN SUMMER AND FALL ON NEW WOOD. HE WRITES THAT IT IS FOUND MOSTLY IN THE NORTH IN ZONES 4 & 5.
Welcome! I’m Margaret Roach, a leading garden writer for 25 years—at ‘Martha Stewart Living,’ ‘Newsday,’ and in three books. I host a public-radio podcast; I also lecture, plus hold tours at my 2.3-acre Hudson Valley (NY) Zone 5B garden, and always say no to chemicals and yes to great plants.