Hydrangeas are a gorgeous summertime treat for every gardener. Giving a bit of that old-fashioned Southern charm to any garden, Hydrangeas come in several varieties. These traditional beauties thrive in sandy coastal soils, shady woodland corners, and pretty much anything in between. Some varieties prefer the sun, while others thrive when they’re under a bit of shade. Here are some of the common varieties we carry.
Limelight hydrangeas steal the spotlight with their spectacular cone-shaped flower clusters. Starting with lime-green hues, they transition to soft white as they mature, creating an exquisite display of changing colors throughout the summer.
Compact and charming, Little Lime hydrangeas offer all the beauty of their larger counterparts in a smaller package. These dwarf hydrangea varieties produce abundant lime-green blooms that gradually turn pink as they age, adding a touch of whimsy to any garden or container.
Little Lime Punch
Little Lime Punch hydrangeas are the life of the party with their delightful pink and green blooms. These compact hydrangea varieties are perfect for adding a pop of color and charm to smaller spaces or as eye-catching accents in larger landscapes.
Fire Light Tidbit
Fire Light Tidbit hydrangeas bring fiery elegance to the garden with their impressive panicles of white flowers that gradually transition to deep pink as they mature. These compact and hardy hydrangea varieties are sure to ignite your passion for floral beauty.
Standing tall and proud, Fire Light hydrangeas showcase magnificent panicles of white flowers that turn shades of pink and red as autumn approaches. Thisd stunning variety makes a dramatic statement and create a captivating focal point in any landscape.
BoBo hydrangeas captivate with their abundant, cone-shaped blooms that open to a pure white color. These compact and hardy shrubs are perfect for smaller gardens, borders or as stunning additions to floral arrangements.
Indulge in the sweet beauty of Vanilla Strawberry hydrangeas. These eye-catching hydrangea varieties boast large, cone-shaped flowers that transition from creamy white to soft pink and eventually deepen to strawberry-red, creating a delectable display throughout the summer.
Embodying classic beauty, Annabelle hydrangeas charm with their lush, globular clusters of pure white flowers. These timeless hydrangea varieties are known for their reliability and make an elegant addition to any garden or floral arrangement.
Incrediball hydrangeas live up to their name with their colossal, showy white flower heads. This robust and vigorous variety creates a bold statement, adding a touch of drama and sophistication to any landscape.
Quick Fire hydrangeas bring joy in early summer with cone-shaped flower heads that emerge white and gradually transform into deep pink. These hardy hydrangea varieties are known for their early blooming and extended flowering season, ensuring a splash of color from summer through fall.
Ruby Slippers hydrangeas enchant with their charming, compact form and large, cone-shaped blooms that begin as creamy white and evolve to deep pink. These whimsical hydrangea varieties add a touch of playfulness and charm to gardens and borders.
Limelight Prime hydrangeas elevate the Limelight lineage with their refined beauty. These exceptional hydrangea varieties feature enormous, cone-shaped flower heads that emerge in shades of lime green and mature to a pristine white, creating a truly captivating spectacle.
Lime Rickey hydrangeas bring a zesty twist to the garden with their lime-green blooms and unique red petioles. These vibrant hydrangea varieties are perfect for adding a refreshing burst of color to both formal and informal garden settings.
Endless Summer hydrangeas are renowned for their ability to bloom on both old and new wood, ensuring a continuous display of gorgeous blue or pink flowers throughout the summer. These versatile hydrangea varieties thrive in shady areas, adding a touch of elegance to any garden.
Summer Crush hydrangeas steal hearts with their captivating raspberry-red or neon-purple flowers. These compact and reblooming hydrangea varieties are perfect for adding vibrant color to shaded garden beds or patio containers.
Alice hydrangeas charm with their delicate, lace-cap flower clusters in shades of soft pink or blue, depending on the soil pH. These elegant and versatile hydrangea varieties thrive in shade or dappled sunlight, offering a graceful presence to any garden.
Snow Queen hydrangeas exude timeless beauty with their stunning white, mophead flower clusters. These shade-loving hydrangea varieties are perfect for creating an enchanting backdrop or adding a touch of elegance to woodland gardens.
Pistachio hydrangeas delight with their unique and eye-catching variegated foliage, which blends shades of green, cream, and pink. These shade-tolerant hydrangea varieties add a touch of whimsy and visual interest to any garden or landscape.
Nikko Blue hydrangeas are renowned for their large, rounded flower clusters in vibrant shades of blue. These classic hydrangea varieties thrive in partial shade, creating a striking visual impact and evoking a sense of tranquility.
“Let’s Dance” Can Do
“Let’s Dance” Can Do hydrangeas captivate with their rich, vibrant colors and reblooming nature. These versatile hydrangea varieties display lacecap or mophead blooms in shades of pink or blue, depending on the soil pH, and flourish in shady areas.
True to its name, Game Changer hydrangeas introduce a new era of reblooming hydrangeas. These exceptional hydrangea varieties boast compact growth and showcase an array of colorful lace-cap or mophead blooms, bringing joy to shaded spaces throughout the season.
LA Dreamin hydrangeas enchant with their unique ability to produce a mesmerizing display of multi-colored flowers on a single plant. These shade-loving hydrangea varieties showcase hues of blue, pink, and lavender, creating a dreamy and ever-changing landscape.
Penny Mac hydrangeas offer classic beauty with their abundant mophead blooms in shades of blue or pink. These shade-tolerant hydrangea varieties make a striking statement in any garden and evoke a sense of nostalgia and charm.
Hydrangeas in Every Imaginable Variety
We take pride in curating a vast selection of hydrangeas that cater to your gardening desires. Whether you seek the sun-loving charm of Sun Hydrangeas or the serene beauty of Shade Hydrangeas, our knowledgeable team is here to guide you in choosing the perfect varieties for your garden. Visit our nursery to discover the endless possibilities that hydrangeas offer. From the striking Limelight to the delicate Alice, you will find the right variety of hydrangea for your needs.
Proper Care for Hydrangeas: Nurturing Nature’s Masterpiece
Once you’ve welcomed the captivating beauty of hydrangeas into your garden, you must provide them with the appropriate care and attention they deserve. By following these essential guidelines, you can ensure that your hydrangeas thrive and continue to grace your landscape with their stunning blooms season after season.
Location, Location, Location: Hydrangeas flourish in different lighting conditions, depending on the variety. While some hydrangeas prefer full sun, others thrive in partial shade or even deep shade. Before planting, research the specific lighting requirements of your hydrangea variety and choose a suitable location accordingly.
Soil Preparation: Hydrangeas prefer well-draining soil that is rich in organic matter. Before planting, amend the soil with compost or well-rotted manure to improve its structure and fertility. Additionally, consider conducting a soil pH test to determine whether your hydrangeas will produce blue or pink blooms based on the pH level.
Watering: Hydrangeas have moderate water requirements and benefit from regular watering. Aim to keep the soil consistently moist but not waterlogged. Avoid letting the soil dry out completely, especially during the hot summer months. Consider applying a layer of mulch around the base of the plant to help retain moisture and regulate soil temperature.
Fertilization: Proper fertilization is vital in promoting healthy growth and abundant blooms. Apply a balanced, slow-release fertilizer formulated explicitly for hydrangeas in early spring. Follow the manufacturer’s instructions regarding application rates and frequency. Avoid overfertilizing, as it can lead to excessive foliage growth at the expense of blooming.
Pruning: Pruning hydrangeas at the right time and in the right way is crucial for maintaining their shape, vigor, and blooming potential. The timing and method of pruning depend on the hydrangea variety. For those that bloom on old wood (such as Endless Summer and Nikko Blue), prune immediately after flowering. Varieties that bloom on new wood (such as Limelight and Little Lime) can be pruned in late winter or early spring.
Protection from Extreme Conditions: Hydrangeas may require protection from harsh weather conditions. In regions with hot summers, provide some afternoon shade to prevent leaf scorching and stress. In colder climates, consider applying a layer of mulch around the base of the plant in late fall to insulate the roots during winter.
Pest and Disease Management: While hydrangeas are generally hardy, they can occasionally fall victim to pests and diseases. Monitor your plants regularly for signs of common issues such as aphids, powdery mildew, or leaf spot. Employ appropriate pest control measures or consult a local gardening expert for guidance if necessary.
Remember, each hydrangea variety may have specific care requirements, so it’s essential to familiarize yourself with the needs of your particular plants. By providing them with the right conditions, nutrients, and care, you’ll ensure that your hydrangeas reward you with breathtaking blooms year after year.
Experience the Timeless Beauty of Hydrangeas
Don’t wait another moment to bring the allure of hydrangeas into your life. Call us at 704-487-9861 or contact us through our site to to place a wholesale order, or stop by the nursery and let us help you select the perfect hydrangea varieties to turn your garden into a floral masterpiece. We are dedicated to providing you with exceptional quality, personalized service, and the opportunity to embrace the magic and splendor of hydrangeas in all their breathtaking glory. Learn more about Hydrangeas from The NC State Extension Gardener Plant Toolbox.