Heavenly hydrangeas are the perfect shrub. Big blooms. Long blooming. Shade loving. Cold hardy to about zone 5. And so easy to grow.
As warmer weather continues to take hold of our Spring days, we are watching our hydrangeas. Tiny leaf buds appear on the branches. Waiting to open as each day passes. Warmer and longer days bring more leaves to the hydrangeas.
Love hydrangeas as much as we do? If you love the classic, elegant look of hydrangeas, then you’ll love the selection of hydrangeas. We continue to clean our flower and shrub beds. Preparing for the annual ritual of laying mulch over the garden beds. We love our hydrangeas. Some in pure deep, blue colors. From mid to late Summer, our lighter colored hydrangeas begin to bloom.
One of the many features of hydrangeas? They are hardy. And emerge year after year unscathed even in the harshest of winters. In spite of the unpredictable winters, some with extreme fluctuations in temperatures, our hydrangeas came through. Hooray!
Hydrangeas are incredibly popular. Because of their traditional striking blue colors. You’ll find beautiful hydrangeas throughout many coastal communities. In more recent years, the selection of varieties available on the market has increased. And in the most incredible colors and color combinations.
If you’ve thought about adding a hydrangea to your garden, now is the time. Hydrangeas won’t disappoint. Relatively easy to care for, especially once established.
We have rounded up 8 Heavenly Hydrangeas. Consider these for your garden. Either as a specimen plant. Or as a grouping for a privacy hedge. Take a look and let us know what you think about these magnificent hydrangeas!
Fire Light Hydrangea (Hydrangea paniculata)
Fire Light Hydrangea is a panicle hydrangea. The panicle is a cluster of blooms. The Fire Light Hydrangea has creamy white that turn pink. As the blooms age, the panicles become a vivid red. A bright Summer color. Blooms from early to late Summer. An upright growth habit shrub. Grows in zones 3 to 8. Likes a part Sun and part shade to Sunny garden area. Reaches between 4 to 6 feet tall and wide. Panicles grow to about 16 inches long. Plant in well draining soil conditions. Brilliant color all Summer long!
2. Little Lamb Hydrangea (Hydrangea paniculata ‘Little Lamb’)
Little Lamb Hydrangea is a panicle hydrangea. Blooms emerge in the color green. Then turn white to pink and finally red. An upright flowering shrub. Blooms are fluffy in appearance, like a flock of sheep. Grows in zones 3 to 8. Likes part Sun and part shade to full Sun. Reaches between 4 to 6 feet tall and wide. Plant as a hedge or specimen plant. Can be grown in a container. Likes well draining soil. Perfect addition for a small garden space.
3. Penny Mac Hydrangea (Hydrangea macrophylla ‘Penny Mac’)
Penny Mac Hydrangea has a classic mop dome shaped head hydrangea. Blooms even in colder climates. Large round blooms are about 8 inches or more wide. Penny Mac in acidic soil conditions will have blue blooms. In alkaline soil conditions, blooms will be a pink color. Grows in zones 5 to 9. Likes full shade to part Sun and part shade. Reaches between 4 to 6 feet tall. Spreads between 3 to 4 feet wide.
Grows best in rich moist, well draining soils. Normally free of pests and diseases. An upright growing, flowering shrub. Blooms from late Summer to early Fall. Easy to grow shrub.
4. Endless Summer Hydrangea (Hydrangea macrophylla ‘Balimer’)
Endless Summer Hydrangea is big leaf classic mop head hydrangea. Blooms are large round shaped. Endless Summer blooms in blue when planted in acidic soil conditions. Pink blooms appear in alkaline soil conditions. Blooming period is from early Summer to late Fall. Grows in zones 4 to 9. Likes part Sun and part shade garden light. Reaches between 3 to 5 feet tall. Spread is 3 to 5 feet wide.
Resistant to Deer. Typically pest free. Ideal shrub for shady garden areas. Gorgeous Summer blooming color.
5. Limelight Hydrangea (Hydrangea paniculata ‘Limelight’)
Limelight Hydrangea has panicle blooms. Panicle blooms are large pyramidal sprays. Open in creamy white then turn to chartreuse-green in late Summer. Aging to a pink color. Turning rose in the Fall. Blooms late Summer to early Fall. Grows in zones 3 to 9. Likes part Sun and part shade to full Sun garden light conditions. Reaches 6 to 8 feet tall. Spread is 6 to 8 feet wide.
Provides interest to the garden over the Fall season. Foliage turns a beautiful red color. Great for a hedge. Plant in containers. Use in floral arrangements.
6. Perfection Double Delights Hydrangea (Hydrangea macrophylla ‘Perfection’)
Perfection Double Delights Hydrangea has bright pink clusters of double flowers. Long lasting flower clusters. Grows in zones 5 to 9. Likes full shade to part Sun and part shade. Reaches 2 to 3 feet tall. Spreads 2 to 3 feet wide. A compact flowering shrub. Likes average to moist, well draining soil conditions.
Ideal for small garden spaces or mass plantings. Plant in containers. Easy to grow.
7. Tiny Tuff Stuff Mountain Hydrangea (Hydrangea serrata ‘MAKD’)
Tiny Tuff Stuff Mountain Hydrangea has large, delicate flowers in shades of blue to lavender-pink. Rich blue colored blooms appear when Tiny Tuff Stuff is planted in acidic soil conditions. Lavender to pink blooms appear when soil is less acidic. Floral blooms are flat heads and 8 inches across. Blooms from Summer to early Fall. Grows in zones 5 to 9. Likes part Sun and part shade to full Sun garden light conditions. Reaches 1 ½ feet to 2 feet tall. Spreads 1 ½ feet to 2 feet wide.
Plant in a small garden space or in a container. Likes moist well-draining soil conditions. An ideal shrub for smaller gardens.
8. Little Lime Hydrangea (Hydrangea paniculata ‘Jane’)
Little Lime Hydrangea is a newer variety. Rounded mop head blooms appear on the end of stems. Blooms appear in pale lime green color. Gradually the blooms become white. Then turn rose and burgundy red as cooling temperatures arrive for Fall. Flower heads are 5 inches wide. Blooms from July until September. Grows in zones 3 to 8. Likes part Sun and part shade to full Sun garden light. Reaches between 3 to 5 feet tall. Spreads between 3 to 5 feet wide.
Ideal for small garden spaces. Hardy and reliable hydrangea shrub. Plant in rich, organic well-draining soil. Grow in containers.
These are 8 hydrangeas that gardeners love. Classic and elegant. Plant several hydrangeas to form a hedge. Or plant a single hydrangea as a specimen. Smaller versions are perfect for small garden spaces. And many can be planted in containers. Brighten your porch, patio, or deck with any of these beauties. Hardy, reliable, and gorgeous colors.
Give any of these heavenly hydrangea varieties a try. If you try any of these hydrangeas a try let us know how you make out.
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