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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' (Smooth Hydrangea)

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 (Smooth Hydrangea)

Hardy and adaptable, Hydrangea arborescens (Smooth Hydrangea) is a small, densely multi-stemmed deciduous shrub with large rounded clusters, up 6 in. across (15 cm), packed with delicate flowers on the ends of its branches.

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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.

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Hydrangea arborescens Incrediball® (Smooth Hydrangea)

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 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 'Blushing Bride'

Noted for its long blooming season, Hydrangea macrophylla 'Blushing Bride' produces large, rounded flower heads, up to 9 in. across (22 cm), densely packed with white, flushed pink florets. Blooming from late spring to fall, the profuse blossoms appear on a compact, bushy plant, adorned with broadly ovate, dark green leaves. 'Blushing Bride' looks fabulous as a specimen or in small groupings in the garden. Great choice for an informal hedge or flower arrangements too!

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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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