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Beautiful Hydrangeas for the Upper South Region

Hydrangea macrophylla, Hydrangea paniculata, Hydrangea quercifolia, Hydrangea serrata, Mophead Hydrangeas, Lacecap Hydrangeas, Mountain Hydrangeas, Oakleaf Hydrangeas

Upper South Hydrangeas, South Hydrangea, South Mophead Hydrangeas, South Lacecap Hydrangeas, South Mountain Hydrangeas, South Oakleaf Hydrangeas

Deservedly popular, Hydrangeas are easy-care, long-lived, deciduous shrubs with magnificent flowers which show off in gardens, containers, or in vases around our living areas. Amazingly versatile, Hydrangeas bloom throughout summer and into fall, providing long-lasting color when many shrubs are already fading. Their flowers come in various shapes, ranging from the big, rounded flower clusters of the Mophead Hydrangeas, to the delicate, flat, lacy flowers of the Lacecap Hydrangeas, or to the pointy, conical flowerheads of the Oakleaf Hydrangeas.

Colors also beguile with deep blues, vibrant pinks, pristine whites, lavender, and rose. Some Hydrangea varieties have the added attraction of changing color, depending on the soil pH. Strongly acidic soils allow these species to produce blue flowers; slightly acidic soils will produce pink flowers. To change the color of your Hydrangea, add aluminum sulfate to the soil to make the flowers bluer or add lime to the soil to make them pinker.

Many Hydrangeas are fragrant and others feature wonderful foliage adding glorious fall color to the landscape. All are charming or glamorous.

The following is a list of Hydrangeas recognized as proven performers in the Upper South region.

As defined by the National Gardening Association, the Upper South stretches from the western half of Maryland to Oklahoma. It includes West Virginia, the Appalachian region of western Virginia, then westward down the Ohio River, including all of Kentucky, Cincinnati, Ohio, the lower quarter of Indiana, a strip along the northern edge of Arkansas, and the southern edge of Missouri, and across the northern half of Oklahoma.

Guide Information

Hardiness 5 - 7
Heat Zones 2 - 8
Plant Type Shrubs
Genus Hydrangea
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Late)
Summer (Early, Mid, Late)
Fall
Maintenance Low
Water Needs Average
Soil Type Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Dried Arrangements, Cut Flowers
Tolerance Salt
Landscaping Ideas Hedges And Screens, Patio And Containers, Beds And Borders
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Informal and Cottage, Traditional Garden

Beautiful Hydrangeas for the Upper South Region

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While every effort has been made to describe these plants accurately, please keep in mind that height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates. The description of these plants has been written based on numerous outside resources.

Guide Information

Hardiness 5 - 7
Heat Zones 2 - 8
Plant Type Shrubs
Genus Hydrangea
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Late)
Summer (Early, Mid, Late)
Fall
Maintenance Low
Water Needs Average
Soil Type Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Dried Arrangements, Cut Flowers
Tolerance Salt
Landscaping Ideas Hedges And Screens, Patio And Containers, Beds And Borders
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Informal and Cottage, Traditional Garden
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