Hydrangeas are popular throughout the south. Familiar globe shaped colorful blooms are reminiscent of “old time” cottage gardens.
An interesting fact about Hydrangeas is that many varieties will bloom pink when grown in alkaline soil and bloom blue when grown in acidic soil.
Some Hydrangeas have blooms that are cone shaped and some are referred to as “lace cap” blooms There are even climbing Hydrangeas.
Oakleaf Hydrangeas are native to North America. The blooms are white and cone shaped and turn pink as they age. The leaves turn burgundy in the fall before dropping.
Most Hydrangeas require moist soil and partial shade.
Hydrangeas we currently have available include:
Little Lime – Deciduous shrub, 3 to 5 ft. tall and wide bloom color is green in the summer, turning pink and burgundy in the fall. Partial sun; soil ph does not affect bloom color.
Pinky Winky – 6 to 8 ft. tall and wide blooms are large white cone shaped panicles that open in late summer. In the fall, the base of the bloom turns pink, giving two colors on the samepanicle. Blooms are not affected by soil ph.
Big Daddy – 5ft. tall and wide. Deciduous shrub, very large globe shaped blooms – 12 to 14 inches in diameter. Shade to partial shade. Bloom color is influenced by soil ph. Blue blooms in acidic soil; pink in alkaline soil.
Pink Elf – Compact. 18 inches tall, 24 inches wide, partial shade, pink flowers late spring through summer.
Incrediball – Native to North America, partial sun, 4 to 5 ft. tall and wide, large globe shaped blooms that open green then turn white and back to green at the end of bloom cycle. Blooms are not affected by soil ph.
Endless Summer Original – 3 to 5 ft. tall and wide, repeat bloomer, globe shaped blooms are blue in acidic soil and pink in alkaline soil.
Ellen Huff Oakleaf – Partial sun, 6ft tall and wide, native to North America, white cone shaped bloom spikes that slowly turn pink as they age. Good fall color on the leaves.
Golden Crane – Partial shade; 5ft. tall and wide, blooms are fragrant; flowers are lace cap white and chartreuse.
Climbing Hydrangea – Deciduous vine with height to 30ft. and can spread to 5ft. Blooms May through July, prefers shade, white fragrant blooms in lace cap configuration. Woody vine that can grow on arbors, fences, walls or as a sprawling ground cover.
Cityline Rio – Compact. 24 inches to 36 inches (2ft to 3ft) tall and wide, partial sun, flowers emerge with green tones and turn purple in alkaline soil or blue in acidic soil and have a green center on the bloom.