14 Hydrangeas You Can Grow in Pots

These gorgeous dwarf and compact varieties will flourish in containers.

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Hydrangea macrophylla 'Paraplu'

'Paraplu' bears showstopping, doubled flowers that range from candy pink to hot pink. Give it moist, well-draining soil and part sun to sun in zones 5 to 9. Maturing at about 3 feet, it's excellent for containers.

Hydrangea macrophylla 'Paris Rapa'

Maturing at just 1 to 3 feet tall, Cityline 'Paris' is a bigleaf, dwarf hydrangea developed in Germany. This shrub takes partial shade to full sun in zones 5 to 9. The intensely red-pink flowers become green with age.

Cityline 'Rio' Hydrangea

Stunning Cityline 'Rio' is another bigleaf hydrangea that's wonderful in containers. Growing 2 to 3 feet high, it's an early bloomer, bearing blue flowers with handsome green "eyes." It requires regular watering in partial shade to full sun.

Hydrangea macrophylla 'Mini Penny'

Hardy in zones 5 to 9, 'Mini Penny' tops out at 2 to 3 feet high. The big mophead blooms may be pink or blue, depending on your soil. It's wonderful for growing in containers or borders; give it full sun to partial shade.

Hydrangea paniculata 'Little Lime'

This dwarf version of the popular hydrangea 'Limelight' is hardy and compact, growing 3 to 5 feet tall. The greenish summer blooms turn pink as they age in autumn. It's hardy enough to grow in zones 3 to 9.

Hydrangea paniculata 'Little Quick Fire'

Hardy, dwarf 'Little Quick Fire' is a bigleaf hydrangea for zones 3 to 9. It grows 36 to 60 inches in height and thrives in part sun to sun. Use this easy-to-grow shrub in larger containers.

Hydrangea paniculata 'Bombshell'

'Bombshell' is a beauty: a petite hydrangea that bears white flowers almost non-stop from summer to fall. Give it part sun and consistently moist soil; it grows quickly and is hardy in zones 3 to 9.

Cityline 'Venice' Hydrangea

Like Cityline 'Paris Rapa', the bigleaf hydrangea 'Venice' hails from Germany. Extremely disease-resistant, it opens deep pink flowers that turn green as they mature. Give it partial shade to full sun in zones 5 to 9; at only 1 to 3 feet tall, it's ideal for containers.

Buttons 'N Bows 'Monrey' Hydrangea

Beautiful 'Monrey' has deep pink, mophead-type flowers edged in white. Use it in containers, woodland gardens or in the foreground of borders. It needs filtered sun, constantly moist soil and is hardy in zones 7 to 9.

Let's Dance 'Rhapsody Blue' Hydrangea

Despite its name, you may get pink or blue blooms, depending on your soil's pH. At 2 to 3 feet tall, Let's Dance 'Rhapsody Blue' reblooms in part sun to sun and is cold-tolerant in zones 5 to 9.

Hydrangea macrophylla Let's Dance 'Diva!'

Use this dwarf, reblooming beauty, Let's Dance 'Diva!', in part sun to sun. It tops out at 2 to 3 feet with big, pink or blue flowers in zones 5 to 9.

Hydrangea paniculata 'Fire Light'

'Fire Light' is a showstopping dwarf hydrangea with flowers that open white in summer and blaze red by fall. Grow it in large containers, as it can reach 54 to 72 inches high. It prefers full to part sun and is hardy in zones 3 to 9.

Hydrangea paniculata 'Bobo'

Grow this 3-foot-tall hydrangea in full to part sun in zones 3 to 9. This dwarf shrub bears abundant white blooms that stay white in any soil.

Hydrangea macrophylla 'Pistachio'

'Pistachio' is a reblooming hydrangea for gardens or large containers. The reddish blooms have a chartreuse tinge that isn't affected by soil pH.