Bigleaf Hydrangea Blooms
Who doesn't love hydrangeas? Fill your garden with popular, lush bigleaf hydrangeas for classic crowd-pleasing blooms.
Plant this hydrangea variety for bright blooms. Its mop-head flowers bloom green and peach and mature to hot pink. Hardy from zones 5 to 9.
Abracadabra hydrangeas have silky, jet-black stems which contrast beautifully with the pink blooms in the summer. Since bigleaf hydrangeas like this one have shallow roots, they can benefit from 2 to 3 inches of shredded bark mulch.
You can't go wrong with 'Cityline Berlin' hydrangeas. They have thick, glossy, deeply quilted foliage and big, full flower heads.
This part sun to sun shrub yields long-lasting flowers. It grows well in both landscapes and containers, but if you grow it in a container, it should be planted in the ground in the fall.
'Cityline Paris' has pinkish-red flowers that mature to green, and it works well in mixed containers, as cut flowers or as a hedge. It's also very mildew resistant.
'Cityline Rio' brings deep blue to purple blooms. Add aluminum sulfate to the soil to encourage bluer color. As a Cityline hydrangea, Rio is compact and does not need pruning.
This bigleaf hydrangea variety features pink to blue blooms and grows 2 to 3 feet tall and 3 to 4 feet wide. The color of the blooms depends on the acidity of the soil. The more acidic the soil, the blooms are more likely to be blue. In slightly acidic to alkaline soils, the blooms boast lilac to pink colors.
The smallest of the Cityline series, Vienna also blooms blue or pink, depending on the acidity of the soil.
'Let's Dance Big Easy'
A reliable reblooming hydrangea, this beauty has large, vivid mophead flowers that change from pinkish-green to pink and sometimes back to green. If you love to cut hydrangeas, this one is for you.
'Let's Dance Blue Jangles'
This low-maintenance garden grower prefers moist, well-drained soil. Its sturdy frame and beautiful mophead blooms make it perfect for containers.
'Let's Dance Diva'
Needing part sun to sun, 'Let's Dance Diva' is easy to maintain. Her petals are large and pastel in color and flowers on both new and old wood.
'Let's Dance Moonlight'
This hydrangea delights all year long beginning with its vibrant, mophead blooms in the summer and continuing through fall when it offers great fall foliage colors.
'Let's Dance Rave'
Petals vary from rich violet-purple in acidic soils to saturated pink in more basic soils. Easy to maintain, this variety grows to 2 to 3 feet in height and requires part sun to sun.
'Let's Dance Starlight'
'Starlight' requires regular watering and partial shade to full sun. This repeat bloomer produces vivid coloration and glossy foliage—great for mass plantings, containers or cutting.
'Let's Dance Rhythmic Blue'
'Rhythmic Blue' is a reblooming hydrangea that blooms even after harsh winters and improper pruning. It's compact and mainly produces rich blue blooms.
The unique feature of this hydrangea is its double florets. The part sun to sun shrub stands up well to heat.
Bloomstruck hydrangeas, as far as the eye can see, at one of the flower farms owned by Bailey Nurseries in Minnesota.