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Hydrangeas

Hydrangeas are irresistible shrubs with showy billowy blooms in clear blues, vibrant pinks, frosty whites or lavender throughout summer and into fall. Easy to grow and vigorous, Hydrangeas are long-lived shrubs which come in various shapes (lacecap, oakleaf or mophead), enjoy almost any soil and tolerate wind and salt (perfect choice for coastal gardens). Perfect for foundation plantings, shrub borders or container plantings.


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Hydrangea 'Preziosa'

A fabulous serrata Hydrangea, 'Preziosa' is a compact deciduous shrub with small, rounded clusters, up to 4 in. across (10 cm), densely packed with sterile florets constantly changing color. Opening pale green, they quickly change to yellow, then cream and finally white, before turning pink, cherry red and finally wine-red. These color changes occur regardless of the soil pH

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Hydrangea anomala subsp. petiolaris (Climbing Hydrangea)

A very popular and elegant landscape plant, award-winning Hydrangea anomala subsp. petiolaris (Climbing Hydrangea) is a vigorous, large, deciduous climber that clings by aerial rootlets along the stems. Masses of fragrant white flowers held in flattened clusters, up to 8 in. across (20 cm), appear in late spring to early summer.

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Hydrangea arborescens 'Annabelle'

A favorite of many gardeners - and deservedly so - Smooth Hydrangea 'Annabelle' (Hydrangea arborescens) is an outstanding flowering shrub. In early summer, this deciduous shrub produces huge, rounded flower clusters, up to 12 in. across (30 cm), that brighten shady areas and bring life to the garden. Blooming for up to two months, the blossoms open lime-green, mature to brilliant white, then back to pale green in late summer before switching to a tan shade in fall. 

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Hydrangea arborescens 'Incrediball'

Noted for its upright stems that do not flop, Hydrangea arborescens 'Incrediball' (Smooth Hydrangea) is both a reliable and gorgeous flowering shrub. In early summer, it produces huge, rounded flower clusters, up to 12 in. across (30 cm), that brighten shady areas and bring life to the garden. Blooming for up to two months, the blossoms open lime-green, mature to brilliant white, then back to pale green in late summer before switching to a tan shade in fall. 

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Hydrangea arborescens (Smooth Hydrangea)

Native to the Eastern United States, Hydrangea arborescens (Smooth Hydrangea) is a widely branched deciduous shrub, acclaimed for its creamy-white flower clusters that brighten shady areas and bring life to the garden. Blooming profusely from early summer to fall, the distinctly domed to nearly rounded blossoms open lime-green, change to brilliant creamy-white before switching to a tan shade in the fall.

Hydrangea macrophylla 'Altona'

Very floriferous and smothered in bloom, Hydrangea macrophylla 'Altona' produces large, rounded flower heads, up to 8 in. across (20 cm), densely packed with French blue or rosy-pink florets, depending on the soil pH. In soils that are neither strongly acid nor alkaline, the blossoms turn a charming pinky-mauve shade with white centers.

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Hydrangea macrophylla 'Amethyst'

Noted for its long-lasting flowers, Hydrangea macrophylla 'Amethyst' is a compact mophead hydrangea with large and bold, rounded flower heads, packed with soft pink or pale violet-blue florets, depending on the soil pH. Blooming from early to late summer, the remarkable blossoms age to reddish pink with lime green markings and last for weeks in their final color, lime green.

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Hydrangea macrophylla 'Ayesha'

A very unique mophead hydrangea, 'Ayesha' produces an abundance of large, compact flower heads, 8 in. across (20 cm), packed with cup-shaped sepals reminiscent of lilac flowers. Opening creamy-white, the thick and fleshy sepals change to soft shell-pink, sky blue or pale mauve-lilac, depending on the soil pH. This creates a gentle two-toned coloring of stunning effect.

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Hydrangea macrophylla 'Big Daddy'

Noted for its enormous inflorescences, Hydrangea macrophylla 'Big Daddy' produces stunning, rounded flower heads, up to 14 in. across (35 cm), densely packed with sky blue to pink florets, depending on the soil pH. Blooming on both old and new growth, this reblooming mophead hydrangea flowers in early-mid summer on old growth and in midsummer to fall on new growth, guaranteeing a long season of interest.

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Hydrangea macrophylla 'Blaumeise'

Regarded as one of the best blue lacecap hydrangeas, Hydrangea macrophylla 'Blaumeise' is a vigorous deciduous shrub laden with large flat flowers, up to 9 in. across (22 cm), from early to late summer. The flower heads are composed of huge cobalt blue florets radiating around a central cluster of tiny fertile Persian blue flowers.

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Hydrangea macrophylla 'Bloomstruck'

A recent addition to the Endless Summer series, Hydrangea macrophylla 'Bloomstruck' is another exceptional mophead cultivar with medium-sized, rounded flower heads, up to 5 in. across (12 cm), densely packed with intense rose-pink, violet or blue florets, depending on the soil pH. Blooming on both old and new growth, this reblooming hydrangea blooms consistently and provides gorgeous flowers all summer long.

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Hydrangea macrophylla 'Charm'

Hydrangea macrophylla 'Charm' is a showy mophead hydrangea with medium-sized, rounded flower heads, up to 6 in. across (15 cm), densely packed with deep rosy-pink florets from early to late summer. The flower color varies depending on soil pH. Rosy-pink is alkaline soils, the flowers turn rich blue in acidic soils.

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Hydrangea macrophylla 'Dear Dolores'

Fast growing, Hydrangea macrophylla 'Dear Dolores' produces large, rounded flower heads, up to 8 in. across (20 cm), densely packed with sky blue to pink florets, depending on the soil pH. Blooming in spring, this mophead hydrangea then reblooms summer to fall, guaranteeing a long season of interest.

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Hydrangea macrophylla 'Emotion'

Hydrangea macrophylla 'Emotion' features huge, starry, double pink flowers. When an individual flower first opens, it resembles a lacecap hydrangea with large sterile flowers radiating on the edge. However, unlike the lacecap hydrangea, the inflorescence eventually fills out completely creating both a particularly pretty mophead effect with double flowers.

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Hydrangea macrophylla 'Endless Summer'

A favorite of many gardeners - and deservedly so - Hydrangea macrophylla 'Endless Summer' is an exceptional mophead cultivar for 2 reasons. Firstly, its unique ability to bloom on both old and new growth, giving it the ability to bloom consistently and provide gorgeous flowers all summer long

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Hydrangea macrophylla 'Eternity'

Hydrangea macrophylla 'Eternity' features spectacular, starry, rich pink, double flowers adorned with a creamy center. When an individual flower first opens, it resembles a lacecap hydrangea with large sterile flowers radiating on the edge. However, unlike the lacecap hydrangea, the inflorescence eventually fills out completely creating both a particularly pretty mophead effect with double flowers.

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Hydrangea macrophylla 'Glory Blue'

Adding great texture and color to the garden, Hydrangea macrophylla 'Glory Blue' produces large, rounded flower heads, up to 8 in. across (20 cm), densely packed with deep blue to pink florets, depending on the soil pH. Blooming in summer, the profuse blossoms appear on a compact, bushy plant, adorned with glossy deep green leaves.

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Hydrangea macrophylla 'Hamburg'

Hydrangea macrophylla 'Hamburg' produces large, rounded flower heads, up to 8 in. across (20 cm), densely packed with deep rose to purplish-blue florets, depending on the soil pH. The sepals are sometimes serrated, rounded and overlapping. Blooming from early to late summer, its flowers change to the most incredible wine-red color in the fall, extending the season of interest of this mophead hydrangea.

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Hydrangea macrophylla 'Lanarth White'

A tremendous, compact hydrangea for tough spots, award-winning Hydrangea macrophylla 'Lanarth White' features flattened, lacecap flower heads composed of large, pure white, sterile sepals radiating around a central cluster of tiny, mauve-pink fertile florets. Sometimes, the sepals are aligned in 2 rows and the blossoms almost resemble those of Mophead Hydrangeas.

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Hydrangea macrophylla 'Madame Emile Mouillere'

Bred in France over 100 years ago, award-winning Hydrangea 'Madame Emile Mouillere' (Hydrangea macrophylla) is a heavy-flowering shrub which bears rounded clusters of white sterile florets and serrated sepals turning to pink in the sun. Blooming for months from summer to fall

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Hydrangea macrophylla 'Masja'

Popular with cut flower growers, Hydrangea macrophylla 'Masja' is a dwarf mophead hydrangea with large, rounded flower heads, up to 6 in. across (15 cm), densely packed with hot pink or rose-red florets depending on soil pH. Blooming from mid to late summer, the glowing blossoms retain their color for a long period before taking on a metallic antique color.

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Hydrangea macrophylla 'Merritt's Supreme'

Hydrangea macrophylla 'Merritt's Supreme' is a compact and dense mophead hydrangea with huge, rounded flower heads, packed with intense, rich purple-blue to deep rosy-pink florets, depending on the soil pH. Blooming from mid summer to early fall, the bold blossoms are held aloft on thick stems. They turn a lovely plum color in the fall, further extending the season of interest of this plant.

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Hydrangea macrophylla 'Miss Saori'

Named as Plant of the Year at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show in 2014, Hydrangea macrophylla 'Miss Saori' is a magnificent dwarf hydrangea with tiered flower heads densely packed with double-petalled, white, sterile flowers adorned with deep rose margins. Unlike other bigleaf hydrangeas, the flowers will retain their pink color regardless of soil pH.

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Hydrangea macrophylla 'Nikko Blue'

Hugely popular - and deservedly so - Hydrangea macrophylla 'Nikko Blue' features large, rounded flower heads, up to 5 in. across (12 cm), densely packed with rich, deep blue florets. Blooming in early summer for up to 2 months, 'Nikko Blue' is very floriferous and produces new flower stems throughout the summer.

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