Hydrangea



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Hydrangea anomala subsp. petiolaris

A vigorous deciduous vine from Japan and Korea whose heart-shaped foliage and large white clusters of June flowers make it an attractive covering for a wall, fence, or large tree. Plants have lateral branches that grow out as much as 3 ft from the supporting structure, giving a rich, deep texture that is quite unlike that of other vines. The dried flower heads and reddish brown, peeling bark are attractive in winter. Produces aerial roots that cling to its support. Not well adapted to the dry heat of desert regions.
 
Height: 30-50 ft.
Width: 5-6 ft.
Water: Moist, but well-drained soil
Blooms: June-September
Exposure: Partial Shade
Hardiness: Zone 4





Hydrangea anomala subsp. petiolaris 'Miranda'
 
‘Miranda’ is a variegated form that features serrate, heart-shaped, dark green leaves with yellow margins. Leaf margins may fade to creamy white as the summer progresses. Flattened clusters of fragrant, white flowers in a lacecap configuration.
 
Height: 30-50 ft.
Width: 5-6 ft.
Water: Moist, but well-drained soil
Blooms: June-September
Exposure: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Hardiness: Zone 4




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Hydrangea arborescens 'Anabelle'

Annabelle is a stunning white hydrangea, often producing heads over 10" in diameter. Unlike the better known blue and pink hydrangeas (macrophyllas), Annabelle blooms every year even after severe pruning or intensely cold winters. The huge, white "drumstick" blooms appear in profusion without fail.
 
Height: 3-5 ft.
Width: 4-6 ft.
Water: Moist, but well-drained soil
Blooms: June-September
Exposure: Partial Shade
Hardiness: Zone 3
 



  
Hydrangea arborescens 'Incrediball®'

Adaptable native plant that produces huge flowers (as much as 12" across) and is both reliable and beautiful. Flowers open green, then mature to white before turning green at the end of their life cycle. Very cold hardy Incrediball blooms on new growth so even very cold winters won't keep it from blooming. The flowers are held upright on very sturdy stems, so they don't flop.

 
Height: 4-5 feet
Width
: 4-5 feet
Water: Moist, but well-drained soil
Blooms: Summer
Exposure: Partial to Full Sun
Hardiness: Zone 3




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Hydrangea marcophylla 'Adria'

Very compact, deciduous shrub with violet-blue globe flowers in summer-fall. Stays fairly low and compact.
 
Height: 3 ft.
Width: 3 ft.
Water: Moist, but well-drained soil
Blooms: June-September
Exposure: Partial Shade
Hardiness: Zone 5
 
Hydrangea macrophylla 'Ayesha'

veryone knew there wasn't another hydrangea like this one when it was first introduced after World War II. This outstanding plant has gained popularity for its unique character. The delicate pale pink or mauve petals look like tiny little spoons. Abundant blooms and leaves have a waxy consistency giving it a dramatic effect. Feature it in AM sun or semi-shade amongst other hydrangeas for a great show in your garden.
  
Height: 5 feet
Width: 5 feet
Water: Moist but well-drained soil
Blooms
: July - Frost
Exposure
: Partial to Full Sun
Hardiness
: Zone 6




 
Hydrangea macrophylla 'Bouquet Rose'

universally popular shrub which bears masses of pink flowers which clothe the plant between July and August, making it ideal for adding colour and interest to your garden in late summer when the shrub border is often short of flowers. It is attractive to wildlife including bees, butterflies and birds. It must be kept well watered during periods of dry weather.
  
Height: 4 feet
Width: 4 feet
Water: Moist but well-drained soil
Blooms
: June - Frost
Exposure
: Sun to Full Shade
Hardiness
: Zone 6


 
 
Hydrangea macrophylla 'Cardinal Red'

'Cardinal Red' is a decidous, upright, spreading shrub with sturdy, dark green serrated leaves. It is a hortensia type, so has domes of red flowers in late summer.

Height: 5 ft.
Width: 5-6 ft.
Water: Moist, but well-drained soil
Blooms: June-September
Exposure: Partial Shade
Hardiness: Zone 5



 
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Hydrangea macrophylla 'Forever Pink'
 
Stunning, deciduous shrub with pink globe flowers in summer-fall. Retains colour better in acid soil.

Height: 4-5 ft.
Width: 4-6 ft.
Water: Moist, but well-drained soil
Blooms
: June-September
Exposure: Partial Shade
Hardiness: Zone 6
 


 
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Hydrangea macrophylla 'Freedom'
 
Unique, upscale look with interesting layers of double blooms on large mophead flowers. A mounded, shorter version with unique double, water-lily like blooms. Blooms are creamy rose-pink to blue.
Height: 2-3 ft.
Width: 3-5 ft.
Water: Moist, but well-drained soil
Blooms: June-September
Exposure: Sun to Partial Shade
Hardiness: Zone 5



 
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Hydrangea macrophylla 'Glowing Embers'
 
Large rounded clusters of enchanting pink blooms cover this upright, rounded shrub from summer through fall. It makes a charming companion to evergreen shrubs in foundation plantings or mass planted under tall trees.

Height: 3-4 ft.
Width: 4 ft.
Water: Moist, but well-drained soil
Blooms: June-September
Exposure: Sun to Partial Shade
Hardiness: Zone 6
  




Hydrangea macrophylla 'Harlequin'

Globe shaped mophead flowers in a rosy-pink colour with a white edge. Blooms are offset by deep green, large oval shaped leaves. Consider using as a dried flower selection.

Height
: 3-5 ft.
Width: 4-5 ft.
Water: Moist, but well-drained soil
Blooms: May-September
Exposure: Sun to Partial Shade
Hardiness: Zone 6




 
Hydrangea macrophylla 'Libelle'

remarkable low profiled hydrangea with glossy, green, and tapered leaves that provide a background for the snow white blooms with cupped petals. These sterile flowerets are loosely arranged among the multi-colored fertile center flowers. This highly valued white makes a statement of its own, especially when used in conjunction with hydrangeas of contrasting colours.
 
Height: 5 feet
Width: 5 feet
Water: Moist, but well-drained soil
Blooms
: June - Frost
Exposure
: Partial Sun
Hardiness
: Zone 6




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Hydrangea macrophylla 'Mariesii Perfecta'

One of the most popular lacecap hydrangeas, this has flattened heads of rich blue, mauve or lilac-blue flowers in acidic or neutral soils, or pink flowers in alkaline soils. These appear from July to August over coarsely toothed, glossy, dark green leaves.
 
Height: 6 ft.
Width: 6-8 ft.
Water: Moist, but well-drained soil
Blooms: June-September
Exposure: Sun to Partial Shade
Hardiness: Zone 6




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Hydrangea macrophylla 'Merrit's Beauty'

A prolific bloomer of showy red flower clusters. The attractive foliage grows in a naturally mounded and well branched habit. Requires little pruning or maintenance.

Height: 3-5 ft.
Width: 4-5 ft.
Water: Moist well drained
Blooms: May-September
Exposure: Partial shade
Hardiness: Zone 6





Hydrangea macrophylla 'Merrit's Supreme'

This dwarf sized plant blooms a beautiful pink with a touch of purple in high acid soil. 'Merritt's Supreme' will flower as a young plant with large blooms. An early-flowering hydrangea with dark green leaves that endure into the fall. The flower heads stay in perfect condition turning to green, red, or purple autumnal tints.
 
Height: 3-5 ft.
Width: 4-5 ft.
Water: Moist well drained
Blooms: May-September
Exposure: Partial shade
Hardiness: Zone 6





Hydrangea macrophylla 'Miss Belgium'

Dwarf Hydrangea with rosy-red mophead flowers from midsummer to fall. This graceful, old-fashioned favorite is an ideal size for small gardens or pots. Sturdy stems and dark green glossy leaves support and frame its beautiful flowers. Deciduous.
Height: 3-4 ft.
Width: 3-4 ft.
Water: Moist, but well-drained soil
Blooms: July-September
Exposure: Partial Shade
Hardiness: Zone 6




 
Hydrangea macrophylla 'Mme. Emile Mouillère'

small, deciduous shrub to 1.8m, with large oval leaves and Hortensia-type, rounded heads of white sterile florets, the sepals serrate. Sometimes tinged pink in full sun.
 
Height: 6 feet
Width: 6-8 feet
Water: Weekly or more in heat
Blooms
: Summer - Frost
Exposure
: Partial Sun
Hardiness
: Zone 5




 
Hydrangea macrophylla Forever & Ever® 'Next Generation Pistachio'

A wide assortment of colours within a single Hydrangea -- meet 'Next Generation Pistachio'! An exciting new colour combo for Hydrangea! This reblooming variety features beautiful flowers which make the perfect accent in the landscape or for container. Thrilling combination of scarlet red tinged with green, just like the nut it is named after.
 
Height: 2-3 feet
Width: 3-5 feet
Water: Well-drained soil
Blooms
: Early Spring to Frost
Exposure
: Partial Shade
Hardiness
: Zone 5





Hydrangea macrophylla 'Nikko Blue'

Truly a spectacular blue mophead. Huge light blue flowers on a fairly vigorous plant. Retains colour better in acid soil. Deciduous.
 
Height: 6 ft.
Width: 4 ft.
Water: Moist, but well-drained soil
Blooms: June-August
Exposure: Partial Shade
Hardiness: Zone 6




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Hydrangea macrophylla 'Pia'

Pia is one of the few Hydrangeas that stay pink under conditions that would turn most Hydrangeas blue. Grows best in afternoon shade with plenty of moisture.
 
Height: 2 ft.
Width: 2 ft.
Water: Moist, but well-drained soil
Blooms: June-August
Exposure: Partial Shade
Hardiness: Zone 6
 
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Hydrangea macrophylla 'Selina'

Rosy pink flowers with white centres flowers beautifully contrast with the maroon coloured leaves. Deciduous.

Height
: 3-4 ft.
Width: 3-4 ft.
Water: Moist, but well-drained soil
Blooms: July-August
Exposure: Partial Shade
Hardiness: Zone 6




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Hydrangea macrophylla 'Sister Theresa'

The slender stems sport healthy dark green leaves and paper white flowers. This macrophylla is a delicate looking but strong medium sized plant. In the fall the flower heads become green tinted with red when ready to dry. This beautiful plant makes a season-long spectacle in your garden.

Height: 5 ft.
Width: 5 ft.
Water: Moist, but well-drained soil
Blooms: July-August
Exposure: Partial Shade
Hardiness: Zone 6





Hydrangea macrophylla 'Star Gazer'

This reblooming, lacecap Hydrangea hybrid has large flowers with blue centers and white picotee edges against dark green to green foliage. Compact habit requires less pruning, making this a low-maintenance plant. Suitable for the shade garden or as a stunning container plant. Perfect for impulse sales at retail. It is tolerant of mildew. A collection of double blooms for more flower power. This upscale look delivers higher value to consumers.

Height: 3-4 ft.
Width:  3-5 ft.
Water: Moist, but well-drained soil
Blooms: Summer
Exposure: Partial Shade
Hardiness: Zone 6




 
Hydrangea macrophylla 'Tovelit'

A delight for your garden or patio planter, Tovelit has numerous rose to mauve coloured blooms with little white eyes against the rich, dark foliage of this compact plant. Tovelit features many blooms which are perfect for cutting and filling small vases. This cultivar is easy to care for and can be grown in morning sun with afternoon filtered shade. Very little pruning is necessary to keep the compact shape of this beauty.  
Height: 4 feet
Width: 4 feet
Water: Moist, but well-drained soil
Blooms
: June - Frost
Exposure
: Partial Sun
Hardiness
: Zone 6




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Hydrangea macrophylla 'Wedding Gown'

Earlier to bloom than other hydrangeas, Wedding Gown blooms time-and-again from midsummer until frost. It has beautiful white double blooms against dark green to mid-green foliage. Plant it in a shade garden or add it to a container and it will become a pretty focal point on your patio.

Height: 3-4 ft.
Width:  3-4 ft.
Water: Moist, but well-drained soil
Blooms: Summer
Exposure: Partial Shade
Hardiness: Zone 5




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Hydrangea macrophylla 'Wedding Ring'

Reblooming 'Wedding Ring' features a beautiful display of bicolor blooms against dark green foliage. This lacecap Hydrangea hybrid will enhance the beauty of any garden. Compact habit requires less pruning, making this a low-maintenance plant. Suitable for the shade garden or as a stunning container plant. New breeding enables these remontant, Hydrangea macrophylla varieties to have stronger stems and more tolerance to disease, and deliver a higher value to the consumer.

Height: 3-4 ft.
Width:  3-5 ft.
Water: Moist, but well-drained soil
Blooms: Summer
Exposure: Partial Shade
Hardiness: Zone 5





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Hydrangea paniculata 'Fire and Ice'

t’s easy to see where this beauty got its name! Blooms start off creamy white in early summer, change to rose pink during in mid-summer and become a deep, rich red in autumn. Very heat and shade tolerant and can be grown in full sun, full shade, or anything in between!

Height: 6-10 ft.
Width: 6-10 ft.
Water: Moist, but well-drained soil
Blooms: August-September
Exposure: Full Sun to Full Shade
Hardiness: Zone 5
 



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Hydrangea paniculata 'Grandiflora'

Large, sometimes giant white flowerheads reaching 6 to 18 inches long turn pinkish with age. 'Grandiflora' is a fast-growing shrub that can reach 25 feet tall. Hydrangea paniculata is one of the most cold-hardy species. It may be grown as a single-stemmed tree specimen or as a multi-stemmed shrub.
Height: 15-30 ft.
Width: 10-15 ft.
Water: Moist, but well-drained soil
Blooms: Summer
Exposure: Full Sun to Part Shade
Hardiness: Zone 3




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Hydrangea paniculata 'Limelight'
 
Sturdy stems carry dense, upright clusters of lime green buds that open to greenish-cream flowers from midsummer to late autumn. The flowers become pinker with age so it is possible to have pink and cream coloured flowers on the plant at the same time. They are deal for using in cut flower displays. Blooms every year. Soil pH does not affect bloom color. Drought tolerant & reliable to produce.

Height: 6-8 ft.
Width: 6-8 ft.
Water: Moist, but well-drained soil
Blooms: Late Summer until Fall
Exposure: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Hardiness: Zone 3




 
Hydrangea paniculata 'Little Lime™'

A new dwarf form of the ever popular 'Limelight' hydrangea, Little Lime sports the same great flowers and coloration as 'Limelight' but in a smaller package. At one third the size of traditional hardy hydrangeas, this new variety fits well into any landscape. Summer flowers open soft green and turn pink and burgundy in fall.
 
 
Height: 3-5 feet
Width: 3-5 feet
Water: Moist, but well-drained soil
Blooms
: Summer - Fall
Exposure
: Partial Sun
Hardiness
: Zone 3

 
 
 
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Hydrangea paniculata 'Mega Pearl'

Very large-flowered plume-hydrangea. Deciduous. White flowers are displayed from late summer to mid fall. Hortensia.
 
Height: 6-8 ft.
Width
: 4-8 ft.
Water: Moist, but well-drained soil
Blooms: Late Summer until Fall
Exposure: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Hardiness: Zone 3



 
Hydrangea paniculata 'Pink Diamond'

Pink buds open to become white flowers with pink centres on this Pink Diamond hydrangea. The blooms rapidly turn pink as they age and then into a very bright pink shade just in time for fall. Plant this cold hardy bloomer in a sunny place and the colour will amaze you for months.
 
Height: 6 feet
Width: 6 feet
Water: Moist, but well-drained soil
Blooms
: July - Frost
Exposure
: Partial Sun
Hardiness
: Zone 4



 
Hydrangea paniculata 'Sweet Summer'

These blooms are huge! These unique, bright green flowers bloom in mid-Summer and hold their bright color right into Autumn when the blooms change to a rich, deep pink. The Autumn display of green and pink blooms on the same plant is very attractive. Compact habit with strong stems, so it does not flop in the garden. Easy-to-grow and low-maintenance cultivar.
 
 
Height: 4-5 feet
Width: 4-6 feet
Water: Moist, but well-drained soil
Blooms
: Greenish white in Summer - Deep Pink in Fall
Exposure
: Partial Sun
Hardiness
: Zone 3



 
Hydrangea paniculata 'Unique'

Unique' bears 8-inch-long white flower heads that fade to pinkish white. It is similar to, but more vigorous than, Hydrangea paniculata 'Grandiflora'. The cultivar name refers to the shape of the flowerheads; they are broad at the base and rounded at the tip. 
 
Height: 6-10 feet
Width: 6-10 feet
Water: Moist, but well-drained soil
Blooms
: Summer - Fall
Exposure
: Partial Shade to Full Sun
Hardiness
: Zone 3




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Hydrangea quercifolia 'Little Honey' 
 
Referred to as an "Oakleaf" Hydrangea. This cultivar is a dwarf growing shrub suitable for containers. The foliage has spectacular golden foliage. A real eye catcher. Creamy white flowers in late summer followed by beautiful fall colour with the foliage. Deciduous.

Height: 3-4 ft.
Width: 3-4 ft.
Water: Moist, but well-drained soil
Blooms: August
Exposure: Partial Shade
Hardiness: Zone 5
 



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Hydrangea quercifolia 'Pee Wee' 

'Pee Wee' is an oak-leaf hydrangea cultivar which is most noted for its compact size. It is an upright, deciduous shrub with a rounded habit. 'Pee Wee' differs from the species in that it grows much smaller with smaller leaves and smaller flower panicles, and has a more restrained habit with less frequent suckering. Elongated, pyramidal panicles of mostly sterile flowers appear in early summer and bloom for 6-8 weeks. Flowers emerge white, gradually fade to pink and turn brown by late summer with good persistence of the brown seed panicles into winter. Distinctive, deeply-lobed, somewhat coarse, deep green, oak-like leaves (to 5" long) turn attractive shades of bronze, maroon and purple in autumn. Mature stems exfoliate to reveal a rich brown inner bark which is attractive in winter.
 
Height: 3-4 ft.
Width: 2.5-3 ft.
Water: Full sun to part shade
Blooms: June-July
Exposure: Full sun to part shade
Hardiness: Zone 5




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Hydrangea serrata 'Blue Bird'
 
Dwarf deciduous shrub with narrow leaves. Lacecap flowers of blue to reddish purple. A hardy variety.

Height: 3-4 ft.
Width: 5 ft.
Water: Moist, but well-drained soil
Blooms: June-August
Exposure: Partial Shade
Hardiness: Zone 6