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The Hydrangea Hysteria Pre-Order
You're going to go crazy for these 54 incredible cultivars!

Hysteria (noun): 1. A wild uncontrollable emotion or excitement exhibited in gardeners when a state of plant lust becomes uncontrollable. 2. a functional disturbance of the nervous system, of psychoneurotic origin, caused by the presentation of too many excruciatingly beautiful things, for example the Hydrangea Hysteria Pre-Order at Phoenix Perennials.

The last decade has seen in incredible number of distinctive and unusual Hydrangea introductions with innovations like the ability to bloom on new wood, dwarf habits, and new flower forms & colours. In this pre-order we assemble for you a special curated selection of the best that the Hydrangea world has to offer including many hot new introductions.

Peruse our selection below, make notes on which plants you'd like and, when you're ready, click on the link to place your order. You might want to right click the link and open the order page in a new window so you can view this image page and the order page side by side. Try not to go crazy with all of the beauty!

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Giving Hydrangea as a Gift?: Use this attractive form to give to the lucky person. Fill it out with your details and they can use the form to pick up their plants in the spring!

Pick-Up: These cultivars will be coming from many different sources including our own production facilities. We estimate pick-up will begin on Friday May 17th, 2019. We will email everyone to confirm the exact date. Our hydrangea are only available in the sizes listed.

Canadian Mail Order Customers: These plants are too big to ship being in 2-5 gallon pots. But, fear not. We are planning a very special and exciting selection of smaller format Hydrangea for our mail order catalogue for 2019 which will include many of these varieties and some you don't see here. Stay tuned to our Mail Order Alert for the big launch in early 2019.
Meet the Hydrangea
"NEW in 2019!" means brand new cultivars to horticulture in 2019.
"NEW" means new to the Hydrangea Hysteria since 2018!
Hydrangea angustipetala Golden Crane - Hydrangea 'Golden Crane' has large, fragrant lacecaps of white sterile florets around gold to chartreuse lacey reproductive florets. This cultivar is the earliest of hydrangea to bloom and smells sweetly of honey which will fill the entire garden. Narrow textured leaves complete the show on this handsome shrub. Introduced by Dan Hinkley from his collections from southern Sichuan, China.
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Hydrangea arborescens Incrediball - Hydrangea Incrediball is an update on the classic 'Annabelle' with extra huge flower heads said to have strong enough stems to hold the flowers up even in a rain storm. We'll see about that but they sure are magnificent even if they droop a little. Smooth hydrangea is native to eastern North America and is among the hardiest in the genus.
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Hydrangea arborescens Incrediball Blush - Hydrangea Incrediball Blush is a pink version of the normally white species with huge heads of silver-pink flowers that deepen to deep pink and then turn to chartreuse on strong stems that can keep the giant inflorescences upright. Smooth hydrangea is native to eastern North America and is among the hardiest in the genus.
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NEW! Hydrangea arborescens Invincibelle Limetta - Invincibelle Limetta is a dwarf 'Annabelle' type Hydrangea to just 36-48 inches tall and wide with lime green flowers turning to green-white and then to jade green on strong, upright stems. Limetta is a rebloomer meaning that unpruned plants will produce a long succession of blooms from early summer until frost while plants that are pruned or that die back to the ground will still bloom from mid summer until frost - great for cold climate gardeners or those who are overzealous with pruning shears! Great in the garden or pots. Smooth hydrangea is native to eastern North America and is among the hardiest in the genus.
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Hydrangea arborescens Invincibelle Mini Mauvette - Hydrangea Invincibelle Mini Mauvette is a dwarf cultivar to just three feet tall and wide with rich lavender-pink flowers held in mopheads on strong, upright stems. Mini Mauvette is a rebloomer meaning that unpruned plants will produce a long succession of blooms from early summer until frost while plants that are pruned or that die back to the ground will still bloom from mid summer until frost - great for cold climate gardeners or those who are overzealous with pruning shears! Smooth hydrangea is native to eastern North America and is among the hardiest in the genus.
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NEW! Hydrangea arborescens Invincibelle Ruby - Hydrangea Invincibelle Ruby is a dwarf cultivar to just 3-4 feet tall and wide with deep reddish pink buds opening to two-tone flowers of silvery pink and deep pink held in mopheads on strong, upright stems. Invincibelle Ruby is a rebloomer meaning that unpruned plants will produce a long succession of blooms from early summer until frost while plants that are pruned or that die back to the ground will still bloom from mid summer until frost - great for cold climate gardeners or those who are overzealous with pruning shears! Smooth hydrangea is native to eastern North America and is among the hardiest in the genus.
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Hydrangea arborescens Invincibelle Wee White - Invincibelle Wee White is a dwarf 'Annabelle' type Hydrangea to just 30 inches tall and wide with pure white flowers on strong, upright stems. Great in the garden or pots. Wee White is a rebloomer meaning that unpruned plants will produce a long succession of blooms from early summer until frost while plants that are pruned or that die back to the ground will still bloom from mid summer until frost - great for cold climate gardeners or those who are overzealous with pruning shears! Smooth hydrangea is native to eastern North America and is among the hardiest in the genus.
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NEW! Hydrangea aspera 'Plum Passion' - 'Plum Passion' is a gorgeous hydrangea with burgundy foliage. The leaves emerge green flushed with purple and then age to a deep, lustrous purple with rosy purple undersides. The flowers are whimsical lacecaps with blue and/or pink flowers depending on the soil pH. Hydrangea aspera is a widespread and variable species that grows across a wide range from the Himalaya, across southern China and to Taiwan.
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NEW! Hydrangea macrophylla 'Ayesha' - 'Ayesha' is known as the "popcorn Hydrangea" with its unusual petals that are cupped upwards in shades of pink through lavender to blue, depending on soil acidity. The flowers are also lightly fragrant which is unusual for the genus. Blooms mid summer to mid fall.
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Hydrangea macrophylla Blue Enchantress - Hydrangea Blue Enchantress is a dramatic reblooming cultivar with reddish-black stems that hold large mopheads of glowing blue flowers in acidic soils or pink flowers in alkaline soils. The reblooming nature will produce multiple flushes of flowers from early summer until frost or, in the event of overpruning by gardener or mother nature, flowers on new stems from mid summer until frost.
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Hydrangea macrophylla Cityline Mars - Cityline Mars is a dramatic Hydrangea with variegated, white edged florets that can range from glowing royal blue to deep pink depending on the acidity of the soil. I fell to my knees when I saw it growing in acidic soils where this photo was taken. The Cityline Series are dwarf shrubs growing three feet tall and wide requiring no pruning. It is best if you don't as they only bloom on old wood.
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NEW! Hydrangea macrophylla Cityline Paris - Cityline Paris is a luscious Hydrangea with some of the reddest flowers of any cultivar with colour not changing much with the acidity of the soil. The Cityline Series are dwarf shrubs growing three feet tall and wide requiring no pruning. It is best if you don't as they only bloom on old wood.
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NEW! Hydrangea macrophylla Cityline Rio - Cityline Rio is a gorgeous Hydrangea with bold colours of deep blue in acidic soil and deep purple in alkaline soil. In neutral pH you can get a mix of royal purple and royal blue. Th8e Cityline Series are dwarf shrubs growing three feet tall and wide requiring no pruning. It is best if you don't as they only bloom on old wood. They are perfect for small spaces and even a large pot.
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NEW! Hydrangea macrophylla Endless Summer Twist-n-Shout - Endless Summer Twist-n-Shout is a reblooming lacecap Hydrangea with beautiful blue flowers in acidic soils and glowing pink flowers in alkaline soils. In mild climates "reblooming" means that you'll get a few flushes of bloom for an extra long display. In cold climates or in the event of sever pruning where you lose the flowering wood it means you'll still get flowers, just a little later in the season. Plants grow 3-5 feet high and wide.
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NEW and LIMITED 2019! Hydrangea macrophylla Felicity 'Tomeina-blue' - Hydrangea Felicity 'Tomeina-blue' is a beautiful and unusual cultivar both in flower shape and colour. It has slightly open mopheads of ruffly double florets some of which will dangle a bit beyond the main ball of florets. The florets emerge rose-pink and then develop amazing shades of lavender and grey-green. The pH of the soil doesn't change the display that much, just shifts the colours a little towards the blues in acidic soils and a little toward the purples in alkaline soils. Plants grow 4-5 feet high and wide.
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Hydrangea macrophylla Inspire - Hydrangea macrophylla Inspire has unique, star-shaped, single or double florets with narrow petals arranged in large mopheads in shades of deep pink to lavender-blue depending on the pH of the soil. It blooms from early summer to mid-fall on both old and new wood and is an excellent option for climates where late frost may damage buds. A dense, compact shrub 40" tall and wide. Easy to care for but requires summer moisture.
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NEW! Hydrangea macrophylla Let's Dance Blue Jangles - Hydrangea Let's Dance Blue Jangles is a dwarf, reblooming cultivar reaching just 2-3 ft. tall and wide with electric blue flowers in acidic soils becoming lavender and then bright pink as pH increases. No need to prune due to its dwarf size. If you do by accident or if stems get knocked back by a bad winter, Blue Jangles will still bloom.
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NEW! Hydrangea macrophylla Let's Dance Diva! - Hydrangea Let's Dance Diva! is a dwarf, reblooming cultivar reaching just 2-3 ft. tall and wide with huge, lace cap flower heads as big as a dinner plate! You can count on this diva to put on a show. In acidic soils flowers are baby blue to lavender around lacy purple centres and in alkaline soils a lovely pink around dark lacy pink centres. No need to prune due to its dwarf size. If you do by accident or if stems get knocked back by a bad winter, Diva! will still bloom.
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NEW! Hydrangea macrophylla Let's Dance Rave - Hydrangea Let's Dance Rave is a dwarf, reblooming cultivar reaching just 2-3 ft. tall and wide with huge, lace cap flower heads as big as a dinner plate! You can count on this diva to put on a show. In acidic soils flowers are rich purple-blue ranging through amazing royal purple, warm plum, and lavender pinks all the way to rich pink in alkaline soils. You can't go wrong no matter the pH of your soil! No need to prune due to its dwarf size. If you do by accident or if stems get knocked back by a bad winter, Rave will still bloom.
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Hydrangea macrophylla Love - Hydrangea macrophylla Love has delightful double florets with rounded, overlapping petals decreasing in size towards the centre that are a perfect little girl pink. These mopheads are simultaneously texturally bold and cute as a button. Blooms on new and old wood on plants three feet tall and wide. Love comes from the same breeder as the famed 'Miss Saori'.
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Hydrangea macrophylla 'Miss Saori' - 'Miss Saori' is a superlative new hydrangea that won the coveted Plant of the Year Award at the 2014 Chelsea Garden Show. She produces exquisite mopheads of double florets in white with perfect, glowing, rose-pink picotee edges on old and new wood from June until frost on 3x3 foot mounds perfect for gardens and containers. Foliage emerges burgundy-red in spring, turns to green, then back to burgundy-red in summer and fall. We are proud to likely be the first nursery in North America to offer this amazing plant in 2015.
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Hydrangea macrophylla Pistachio - Hydrangea macrophylla Pistachio is an incredibly distinct hydrangea with mixed colours of blue, deep pink and green all on the same florets mixed together into intriguing multi-coloured mopheads. It is a compact plant just 2-3 feet tall and wide rarely, if ever, requiring pruning and blooms on old and new wood.
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Hydrangea macrophylla Onyx Flamingo - Hydrangea macrophylla Onyx 'Flamingo' forms beautiful mopheads of baby pink flowers atop dramatic black stems. Dwarf plants grow 3-4 feet tall and wide, perfect for small spaces or large containers. Blooms on new and old wood guaranteeing flowers even when stems are knocked back by pruning or cold weather.
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Hydrangea macrophylla Onyx Peacock - Hydrangea macrophylla Onyx Peacock forms beautiful mopheads in shades of blue, purple, and pink atop dramatic black stems. Dwarf plants grow 3-4 feet tall and wide, perfect for small spaces or large containers. Blooms on new and old wood guaranteeing flowers even when stems are knocked back by pruning or cold weather.
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Hydrangea macrophylla Onyx 'Zebra' - Onyx 'Zebra' is a beautiful white-flowered mophead hydrangea with distinctive black stems and flowers emerging with green highlights turning to pure white. The plants are of medium size up to four feet tall and wide and will fit well into small gardens or even containers. Blooms on new and old wood guaranteeing flowers even when pruning or cold weather knock back the stems.
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Hydrangea macrophylla Showstopper Peppermint Swirl - Showstopper Peppermint Swirl is an incredible Japanese-bred hydrangea that can be blue with deep purple-blue flecks or pink with deep pink flecks. There's nothing else like it in hydrangeas!
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NEW 2019! Hydrangea macrophylla Seaside Serenade Fire Island - Hydrangea Seaside Serenade Fire Island is a stunning mophead cultivar with heavily ruffled white florets edged in rich rosy red maturing to deep pink. Plants grow to 3 feet tall and wide and have beautiful maroon foliage in spring and fall. Perfect for small spaces or even in large pots! No need to prune as plants stay compact.
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NEW 2019! Hydrangea macrophylla Seaside Serenade Hamptons - Hydrangea Seaside Hamptons has gorgeous mopheads in unusual pink tones including coral pink, icy pink, and pink pink. Plants grow to 3 feet tall and wide and have beautiful maroon foliage in spring and fall. Perfect for small spaces or even in large pots! No need to prune as plants stay compact.
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NEW! Hydrangea macrophylla 'Soeur Therese' - 'Soeur Therese' is a classy mophead hydrangea with icy white florets growing on full size plants to six feet tall perfect for a big display of sparkling flowers all summer long. Flowers emerge greenish white before turning to pure white and then can develop a light pink flush as they age.
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NEW! Hydrangea macrophylla Double Delights Star Gazer - Hydrangea macrophylla Double Delights Star Gazer is a stunning compact shrub with lacecaps surrounded by star-like, double sterile florets in pink, lavender-blue, or blue depending on the pH each surrounded by a white picotee edge. Plants grow to about four feet tall and five feet wide. Blooms on old and new wood.
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NEW! Hydrangea macrophylla Endless Summer Summer Crush - Endless Summer Summer Crush is a compact, reblooming mophead Hydrangea with raspberry red blooms in alkaline soils and neon purples mixed with purple-blue in acidic soils. In mild climates "reblooming" means that you'll get a few flushes of bloom for an extra long display. In cold climates or in the event of severe pruning where you lose the flowering wood it means you'll still get flowers, just a little later in the season. Plants grow to 3 feet high and wide.
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Hydrangea macrophylla 'Sweet 'n Salsa' - A dramatic dwarf hydrangea, 'Sweet n' Salsa' has creamy white flowers edged in a glowing deep pink picotee. New foliage is flushed with burgundy on plants to 2-3 feet tall and wide which will never require pruning.
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NEW! Hydrangea macrophylla Double Delights 'Wedding Gown' - Hydrangea macrophylla Double Delights 'Wedding Gown' is an elegant compact shrub with mopheads comprised of large, incredibly double, pure white to ivory white florets followed by miniature double florets that emerge greenish and turn to white. Plants grow to about four feet tall and five feet wide. Blooms on old and new wood.
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Hydrangea macrophylla Light-O-Day - Hydrangea macrophylla Light-O-Day 'Bailday' is a stunning and elegant variegated lacecap hydrangea with pure white sterile florets surrounding lacy centres that are blue in acidic soils and pink in alkaline soils. The foliage is boldly variegated with wide, pure white margins. Plants are 3-5 feet tall and wide.
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Hydrangea macrophylla x paniculata Princess Diana 'Wow Time' - We are so excited to be one of the first nurseries in the world to offer this incredible hybrid Hydrangea, apparently a cross between H. macrophylla and H. paniculata. Named for the unforgettable Princess Diana this cultivar will light up any space just as she did throughout her life. Mopheads of starry, narrow-petaled, double florets in glowing shades of salmon pink and deep pink with highlights of green grace this rebloomer from early summer through fall. The texture and colour of the mopheads are unique in the genus. Should be hardy to at least zone 5 and perhaps lower. The trade name is Princess Diana while the cultivar is 'Wow Time'.
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NEW! Hydrangea paniculata Baby Lace - Hydrangea paniculata Baby Lace is a dwarf panicle hydrangea growing to 3-4 feet tall and wide with striking lacy cones of bright white flowers. Flowers dry nicely for winter interest or indoor dried flower bouquets. Blooms on new wood. A great plant for small spaces or large pots.
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Hydrangea paniculata Bobo - We fell in love with Bobo the moment we saw it. This dwarf panicle hydrangea grows to just three feet tall and four feet wide and blooms so heavily with its creamy white, conical inflorescences from early summer to fall that you can hardly see the foliage with flowers right down to the ground! In fall the flowers develop a pinkish hue. Paniculatas are super hardy, bloom on new wood, are fragrant, and make good dried flowers.
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NEW! Hydrangea paniculata Confetti - Hydrangea paniculata Confetti is a dwarf panicle hydrangea growing to 3-4 feet tall and wide with lightly scented, 10 inch long, lacy cones of white flowers turning to shades of baby pink and mid pink with age. The stems are red. Flowers dry nicely for winter interest or indoor dried flower bouquets. Blooms on new wood. A great plant for small spaces or large pots.
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Hydrangea paniculata Fire Light - Hydrangea paniculata Fire Light has upright panicles packed with florets which transform from pure white in summer to rich pomegranate-pink in late summer to fall. Its thick, sturdy, burgundy stems hold up the beautiful flowers so they are prominently displayed in the garden. An exceptional landscape shrub for foundation planting, back of the border or cutting garden. Paniculatas are super hardy, bloom on new wood, are fragrant, and make good dried flowers.
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NEW in 2019! Hydrangea paniculata Fraise Melba - Hydrangea paniculata Fraise Melba is a large panicle hydrangea growing up to 6-7 feet tall and 4-5 feet wide with strong, burgundy stems holding aloft large conical flower heads that start in shades of creamy white and then age to glowing deep pink and then dark red. Blooms all summer into fall. Paniculatas are super hardy, bloom on new wood, are fragrant, and make good dried flowers.
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Hydrangea paniculata Great Star - I saw this stunning Hydrangea paniculata in a garden where it was unlabelled and no one knew the name. It took me three years to identify it. I am so excited to finally offer 'Le Vasterival' Great Star. This unique panicle hydrangea has lacy cones studded with huge, fragrant, star-shaped florets up to four inches across (whoa!) of long, narrow, wavy, pure to creamy white petals from early summer well into fall. Paniculatas are among the hardiest of hydrangea and bloom on new wood producing flowers even after a hard pruning or a cold winter which are great for drying. They show some drought tolerance.
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NEW in 2019! Hydrangea paniculata Lava Lamp Candelabra - Hydrangea paniculata Lava Lamp Candelabra is a full size cultivar growing to 4-6 feet tall and wide covered all summer and fall by conical inflorescences that emerge creamy white and quickly turn from pink to red starting with the lower flowers and moving upwards creating a study in white, pink and red. Paniculatas are among the hardiest of hydrangea and bloom on new wood producing flowers even after a hard pruning or a cold winter which are great for drying. They show some drought tolerance.
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NEW in 2019! Hydrangea paniculata Lava Lamp Moonrock - Hydrangea paniculata Lava Lamp Moonrock is a mid size cultivar growing to 4-6 feet tall and wide covered all summer and fall by esoteric and wonderful huge conical inflorescences that emerge lime green eventually turning to creamy white and then to apple green. Paniculatas are among the hardiest of hydrangea and bloom on new wood producing flowers even after a hard pruning or a cold winter which are great for drying. They show some drought tolerance.
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Hydrangea paniculata Limelight - Hydrangea paniculata 'Limelight' is vigorous and upright but smaller than the other paniculatas growing to just four feet. Sports enormous showy, somewhat conical balls of lime green developing to ivory white and then into green with a flush a pink. Excellent for drier areas. Don’t forget to cut some for a dried flower display in autumn. Usefull in containers. Paniculatas are super hardy, bloom on new wood, are fragrant, and make good dried flowers.
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NEW! Hydrangea paniculata Little Lime - Hydrangea paniculata Little Lime is a dwarf form of 'Limelight' growing to 3-5 feet high and wide. It has large showy, somewhat conical balls of lime green developing to ivory white and then into green with a flush of pink. Excellent for drier areas. Don’t forget to cut some for a dried flower display in autumn. Paniculatas are super hardy, bloom on new wood, are fragrant, and make good dried flowers.
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Hydrangea paniculata Vanilla Strawberry - Hydrangea paniculata Strawberry Sundae is a medium-sized panicle hydrangea growing up to 4-5 feet tall and 3-4 feet wide with strong, burgundy stems holding aloft large conical flower heads that start in shades of creamy white and then age to glowing pink and then strawberry red. Blooms all summer into fall. This is a smaller form of Vanilla Strawberry. Paniculatas are super hardy, bloom on new wood, are fragrant, and make good dried flowers.
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Hydrangea paniculata Zinfin Doll - Hydrangea paniculata Zinfin Doll is a large panicle hydrangea growing to 6-8 feet tall covered in summer in large cones of pure white blushing to glowing pink and then deepening to raspberry pink by fall. Paniculatas are super hardy, bloom on new wood, are fragrant, and make good dried flowers. They show some drought tolerance.
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NEW! Hydrangea quercifolia 'Alice' - Oakleaf hydrangea is a slow growing shrub of great beauty and one of the few hydrangeas not native to Asia in this case hailing from the southeastern US. 'Alice' is noted for its large, arching flower panicles and disease-free foliage that offers superior fall colour in purples and reds. The conical white panicles produced in late spring grace the plants all summer and tinge pink as they age. Drought tolerant.
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NEW! Hydrangea quercifolia 'Pee Wee' - Oakleaf hydrangea is a slow growing shrub of great beauty and one of the few hydrangeas not native to Asia in this case hailing from the southeastern US. 'Pee Wee' is a dwarf selection of smaller stature and with smaller leaves and flower panicles. The conical white panicles produced in late spring grace the plants all summer and tinge pink as they age. Bronze, maroon and purple fall colour. Drought tolerant.
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NEW! Hydrangea quercifolia 'Queen of Hearts' - Hydrangea quercifolia 'Queen of Hearts' has a profusion of exceptionally large white flower clusters that emerge in summer against dark green, deeply lobed oak like leaves. Blossoms age through pink to dark pink, remaining upright even after heavy rains. Foliage turns a brilliant mahogany in fall. Compact form is well suited for small landscapes. Ideal used in mass plantings, hedges and mixed borders.
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NEW in 2019! Hydrangea serrata Seaside Serenade Cape May - Hydrangea serrata Seaside Serenade Cape May is a sturdy, 3 foot tall and wide mountain hydrangea with gorgeous deep pink flowers in alkaline soils and blue flowers in acidic soils. Foliage develops burgundy tint in more light. Mountain hydrangea tend to be smaller than and perform better in zones 5 and 6 than Hydrangea macrophylla.
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NEW! Hydrangea serrata Tuff Stuff - Hydrangea serrata Tuff Stuff is a sturdy, 2-3 foot tall and wide, reblooming mountain hydrangea with gorgeous rich pink lacecaps that can be lavender blue in lower pH. Mountain hydrangea tend to be smaller than and perform better in zones 5 and 6 than Hydrangea macrophylla.
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NEW in 2019! Hydrangea serrata Tuff Stuff Ah-Ha - Hydrangea serrata Tuff Stuff Ah-Ha is a sturdy, 2-3 foot tall and wide, reblooming mountain hydrangea with beautiful double florets of sky blue in acidic soils, lavender and lavender pink in neutral soil, and light pink in alkaline soil. Blooms emerge on old wood in early summer and then on new wood from mid summer through autumn. Mountain hydrangea tend to be smaller than and perform better in zones 5 and 6 than Hydrangea macrophylla.
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Hydrangea serrata Tuff Stuff Red - Hydrangea serrata Tuff Stuff Red is a sturdy, 2-3 foot tall and wide, reblooming mountain hydrangea with gorgeous deep pink flowers with tiny chartreuse green central florets all held on dark stems. Blooms emerge on old wood in early summer and then on new wood from mid summer through autumn. Mountain hydrangea tend to be smaller than and perform better in zones 5 and 6 than Hydrangea macrophylla.
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