16 Gorgeous Hydrangea Varieties

This beautiful flowering shrub can add color and abundance to your garden.

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Photo By: Image courtesy of Julie Taylor Fitzgerald, American Hydrangea Society

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Lovely Lacecap

Hydrangea macrophylla 'Tokyo Delight' prefers rich, well-drained soils and part shade.

Dark Mahogany Stems Hold Bold Blooms

Hydrangea 'Preziosa' produces dark purplish stems and rose pink sterile florets deepening to ruby red in autumn. Truly among the most popular hydrangeas in the garden.

Lacecap Hydrangea

The blue color of the hydrangea is entirely dependent on acidic soil. Hydrangeas bloom in large clusters.

Brilliant Blue Lacecap

Hydrangea serrata 'Bluebird' has blue central fertile florets encircled with blue to purple sterile florets on a lovely lacecap cultivar with serrated leaves. The small, dark blue sepals fall to the ground like fluorescent blue confetti.


Hydrangea arborescens 'Annabelle' is a stunning hydrangea with huge white drumstick blooms.


The large flowerheads of Hydrangea quercifolia 'Snowflake' feature creamy double blooms.


Grow Hydrangea arborescens 'Grandiflora' in average, well-drained soil in part-shade.

Showy With a Strong Scent

Native to Asia, the white flowers of Hydrangea paniculata mature to pink. It's a very showy hydrangea with strong scent.


The large lacecap Hydrangea macrophylla 'Hadsbury' features soft blue or pink flowers.

Florists Hydrangea Flowerheads Bloom on Old Growth

Hydrangea macrophylla have large, round flower heads that range in color from white to deep red and blue. Flower color depends on the acidity level of the soil. Flowers bloom in late spring, over a rounded canopy of dense foliage.

Classic Beauty

Hydrangeas display a beautiful antiquity. The 'Nikko Blue' is a mophead variety with rounded, blue blooms.

L.A. Dreamin' Hydrangea

The lush blooms of 'L.A. Dreamin'' allow myriad shades of pink and blue to coexist on the same plant, whether you adjust the alkalinity of the soil or not.

Hydrangea macrophylla 'Pistachio'

'Pistachio' is a reblooming hydrangea for gardens or large containers. The reddish blooms have a chartreuse tinge; the color is not affected by soil pH.

'Peppermint Swirl'

This hydrangea variety features an upright, mounded habit and spectacular peppermint candy variegation with pink and red-purple flowers.

Hydrangea 'Twist N Shout'

Lacecap hydrangea 'Twist N Shout' is a rebloomer developed for zones 4 to 9. The pink or periwinkle-colored flowers are held on sturdy, red stems.

Limelight Hydrangea

Limelight Hydrangea

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