Hydrangeas are a gorgeous and popular flower. If you’re considering adding one of these pretty plants to your yard or garden, find out how to care for and choose the correct hydrangea. There are many different varieties, but there are two major categories: mopheads and lacecaps. Learn about planting and growing these beautiful blooms in a wide array of colors.
Hydrangea macrophylla Endless Summer Twist-n-Shout. Rebloomer in summer and fall. Blue or pink lacecap-type flowers. + Acidic soil = bluer flowers; - acidic = pinker flowers. Add soil sulfur or aluminum sulfate for bluer flowers and add dolomitic lime for pinker flowers. Do best in a spot that gets morning sun and afternoon shade. Produce blossoms on both last year's branches and this year's stems. Only cut off parts of branches that died over winter. 5 feet tall. Zones 4-9
Hydrangeas are one of the most popular perennial garden shrubs, mostly due to their mesmerizing big flowers in pink, white ot blue color and nice foliage, even in autumn. They add a vintage charm to any garden. But they are not only beautiful, they are also easy to care for. What makes them fascinating is the ability to change the color of the flowers.
Quick Fire Hydrangea Paniculata. 6-8' tall. Blooms about a month before other Hydrangea paniculata (hardy hydrangea) varieties. Flowers open white then turn pink, and will be an extremely dark rosy-pink in the fall. Quick and easy to grow. Not affected by soil pH. Flowers on new wood and will bloom after even the harshest winters. Drought tolerant.