May 24, 2023 Events, Press Releases


Pop Star® Concert Series Travels Coast-to-Coast at Independent Garden Centers

St. Paul, MN (May 19, 2023) – Pop Star® Hydrangea, the newest introduction into the Endless Summer® collection, is going on tour to celebrate its official retail launch for Spring 2023. The Pop Star® Concert Series will travel coast-to-coast with musically themed events at multiple independent garden center partners.

Pop Star® Hydrangea sets the new standard of reblooming hydrangeas with incredible bud hardiness, speed to rebloom and volume of flowers produced, compact size, and vibrant electric blue or bright pink blooms. It’s a showstopper in the landscape or decorative containers that adds color and texture all season long.

Marketing & Communications Manager Ryan McEnaney expresses enthusiasm about introducing Pop Star® to home gardeners through these exciting retail events: “Pop Star® adds vibrancy and energy to any landscape, making it the perfect choice for these fun-filled celebrations. We are grateful to our partners across the United States for joining in our excitement and making the Concert Series a reality.”

While each event will be tailored to the specific retailer, all Pop Star® Concert Series events will feature a musical atmosphere, Endless Summer® Pop Star® merchandise, and informative sessions on how to achieve success with Pop Star® in both landscapes and decorative pots.

McEnaney further explains the benefits of organizing an event around a single new variety: “This approach not only gives us a chance to showcase the impressive new genetics of Pop Star®, but also provides an opportunity to educate our retail partners and their staff about its unique qualities. We’ve created trade-focused training videos that not only highlight the key features of Pop Star®, but also provide talking points to facilitate the selling process.”

The Pop Star® Concert Series kicks off this weekend in Chicago and will continue throughout the summer:

  • May 20, 2023: Chalet Nursery – Chicago, IL
  • June 8, 2023: Milaeger’s – Racine, WI
  • June 9, 2023: Al’s Garden & Home – Sherwood, OR
  • June 10, 2023: Estabrook’s – Yarmouth, ME
  • June 22, 2023: Fort Collins Nursery – Fort Collins, CO
  • June 24, 2023: Ritters Garden & Gift – Spokane, WA
  • June 24, 2023: Gertens Greenhouses – Inver Grove Heights, MN
  • July 28, 2023: Fort Collins Nursery – Fort Collins, CO
  • September 27, 2023: Fort Collins Nursery – Fort Collins, CO

The Endless Summer® Collection is the world’s best-selling collection of garden hydrangeas. Introduced by Bailey Nurseries in 2004, Endless Summer® energized the demand for blooming shrubs and revolutionized the hydrangea market with the world’s first reblooming variety. All six varieties in the collection bloom on the previous seasons’ growth and the current season’s growth, providing an endless show of big, beautiful blooms all season long. For more information, go to

Follow along on social media (@endlesssummerhydrangeas / #PopStarConcert)! To learn more or access the Pop Star® training videos, please contact Matt Olson at