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604-002D4     Humulus lupulus 'Aureus'       
Sun     Zones 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 Chartreuse Green flowers
Humulus lupulus 'Aureus' is a herbaceous climber with glorious dangling cone-like spikes of flowers in late summer. This gold foliaged form rambles over the entry to our shade retail area and many stop to admire its beauty. A good vine for covering an area where shade is needed in high summer but not in winter. Aromatic. A Great Plant Picks selection.  Summer. bloom   20 ft.

294-100D4     Hydrangea 'All Summer Beauty'       
Part Shade     Zones 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 Mid-Blue flowers
Hydrangea `All Summer Beauty' is known for its numerous dark blue flower heads which turn apple-green as they age. Very good for colder climates, as it blooms on new wood.  Early summer to midsummer. bloom   5 ft. x 5 ft.

294-101D4     Hydrangea 'Alpengluhen'       
Part Shade     Zones 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 Red Pink flowers
Given the right pH, this flower of Hydrangea 'Alpenglühen' (Alpenglow) (Brugger, 1950) stay consistently red pink through the season. However, in our slightly acid soil, the mid-sized rounded flowerheads on this mid-sized shrub turn lavender blue and then deep mauve as they age.  Early summer to midsummer. bloom   3.5 ft. x 4 ft.

294-112D4     Hydrangea 'Amethyst'       
Part Shade     Zones 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 Amethyst flowers
Hydrangea 'Amethyst'(M. Haworth-Booth, 1938) is a mop head with double flowers composed of serrated sepals. The main colors are pink to amethyst with flashes of medium blue all aging to a rich purple. The deep green foliage has very good substance. A Great Plant Picks selection.  Summer. bloom   4 ft. x 4 ft.

294-142D4     Hydrangea angustipetala       
Sun, Part Shade     Zones 7, 8, 9, 10 White flowers
(We acquired this from Heronswood Nursery with the acquisition number DJHT 99116.) We are fascinated by all things hydrangea and have enjoyed growing this species in our woodland gardens. The four-inch leaves are narrow and tapering and lightly hairy to the touch on both sides although the hairs are not immediately visible. In habit, Hydrangea angustipetala is very upright yet short. It has never reached its expected height but seems content to stay a medium to small shrub. The flowerheads are somewhat small and appear in a lacecap arrangement in the summer.  Summer. bloom   3 ft. x 3 ft.

294-024-1     Hydrangea anomala petiolaris       
Part Shade     Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 White flowers
Hydrangea anomala petiolaris is very slow to get settled in but once established these can reach up to 50 ft. They cling by aerial roots so they can be trained up walls, trees and the like. In summer, they have rounded white flower heads. A Great Plant Picks selection.  Summer. bloom   To 50 ft.

294-144D4     Hydrangea anomala subsp. petiolaris 'Miranda'     ( Climbing hydrangea )     
Part Shade, Shade     Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 White flowers
When it first emerges in the spring, the heart-shaped foliage of Hydrangea anomala subsp. petiolaris 'Miranda' is two-tone, pale yellow green circling a dark center. As the leaves develop, the pale yellow green becomes dramatically more yellow. This beautiful climber is self-clinging which makes it suitable for growing up a tree or on a large open wall. Climbing hydrangeas are slow to develop, often taking three or four years before they show much growth. Once they settle in to their sites, they grow much more rapidly. Flowering can also take several years. The lace-cap inflorescences are 8-inches across. Patience is rewarded with a rich floral and foliage display.  Summer. bloom   30-50 ft.

294-002D4     Hydrangea arborescens 'Annabelle'       
Part Shade     Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 White flowers
Hydrangea arborescens 'Annabelle' is a spectacular hydrangea that we recommend for customers in colder climates because it flowers on the current year's growth. Cut to the ground at the end of winter, it can achieve a height of six feet and bear masses of huge rounded heads of white flowers up to ten inches across. Uncut, the shrub can reach ten feet or more, but the flower heads tend to be smaller. A Great Plant Picks selection.  Early summer to midsummer. bloom   10 ft. x 5 ft.

294-128D4     Hydrangea aspera 'Macrophylla'     ( Big-leaf Chinese Hydrangea )     
Part Shade     Zones 7, 8, 9 White/Lavender flowers
The aspera complex of hydrangeas is rich in species and selections of underused shrubs for our borders. Hydrangea aspera 'Macrophylla' (sometimes sold as Hydrangea aspera var. macrophylla) is an exceptionally attractive large shrub. The lacecap flowerheads are proportionate in scale and domed. Good-sized, antique white sterile florets encircle the sizable, fuzzy looking cluster of fertile florets. The "macro" leaves referred to in the cultivar name are a good 10 inches in width and are covered with a felt-like layer of fine hairs. This felting is echoed in the young wood as well where new growth is similar to the velvet on a deer's antlers. Well layered branches allow a glimpse into the interior where the older stems are shaggy with peeling bark. In the winter, after the leaves have fallen, the peeling bark becomes an attractive focal point.  Midsummer. bloom   12 ft. x 12 ft.

294-028D4     Hydrangea aspera var. robusta       
Sun, Part Shade     Zones 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 White/Lavender Pink flowers
Magnificent and somewhat mysterious in appearance, this selection of Hydrangea aspera has immense wooly leaves that are just shy of a foot long and five inches wide. Purple leaf petioles add to the allure of the plant. In addition, the matte green leaves recurve along their edges as if trying to imitate the rounded shape of the large, six-inch lace-cap inflorescences. The fertile flowers are lavender pink and fuzzy in appearance. They are surrounded by white sterile florets consisting of four (occasionally 3 or 5) sepals. The flowering stems are covered in velvet like that on deer's antlers. The rust colored bark on the older branches defoliates much as birchbark does.  Summer. bloom   10 ft. x 10 ft.

294-004-1     Hydrangea 'Ayesha'       
Part Shade     Zones 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 Pink or Blue flowers
Hydrangea 'Ayesha' is easily recognized because the flower heads so closely resemble clusters of partly open popcorn kernels. This originally bloomed pink for us but now the early flowers are skim-milk blue maturing to washed denim. The heads are 4 to 5 inches across. The foliage is medium green. Repeat bloomer. A Great Plant Picks selection.  Early summer to midsummer. bloom   5 ft.

294-004D4     Hydrangea 'Ayesha'       
Part Shade     Zones 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 Pink or Blue flowers
Hydrangea 'Ayesha' is easily recognized because the flower heads so closely resemble clusters of partly open popcorn kernels. This originally bloomed pink for us but now the early flowers are skim-milk blue maturing to washed denim. The heads are 4 to 5 inches across. The foliage is medium green. Repeat bloomer. A Great Plant Picks selection.  Early summer to midsummer. bloom   5 ft.

294-022D4     Hydrangea 'Blaumeise'       
Part Shade     Zones 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 Blue flowers
Hydrangea 'Blaumeise' was introduced by Federal Research Institute for Horticulture, Wadenswil, Switzerland. Even before this was featured in a national magazine, it was our best selling lacecap. The reason is the depth and longevity of the blue of its large infertile flowers. Prefers protection from the hot sun. A superior large upright shrub with very dark foliage. A Great Plant Picks selection.  Early summer to midsummer. bloom   7 ft. x 4-5 ft.

294-054D4     Hydrangea 'Blue Wave'       
Part Shade     Zones 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 Blue flowers
Hydrangea 'Blue Wave' (Lemoine, 1904) is best when protected from the hot sun. A classic blue lacecap. Cut early for excellent dried flowers. A tall shrub which can grow quite wide if allowed.  Early summer to midsummer. bloom   6.5 ft. x 6.5 ft.

294-038-1     Hydrangea 'Bottstein'       
Part Shade     Zones 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 Blue flowers
(We mistakenly sold this as Hydrangea 'Boitstein' for many years.) This gorgeous shrub outsells almost all the other blues. Up close, the individual flowers of Hydrangea 'Bottstein' (Haller, 1971) look pink with a purple wash. Stand back, and the overall appearance is violet deepening to a sumptuous royal blue. Medium-sized with robust large foliage. Good scarlet fall color.  Early summer to midsummer. bloom   3 ft. x 3 ft.

294-038D4     Hydrangea 'Bottstein'       
Part Shade     Zones 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 Blue flowers
(We mistakenly sold this as Hydrangea 'Boitstein' for many years.) This gorgeous shrub outsells almost all the other blues. Up close, the individual flowers of Hydrangea 'Bottstein' (Haller, 1971) look pink with a purple wash. Stand back, and the overall appearance is violet deepening to a sumptuous royal blue. Medium-sized with robust large foliage. Good scarlet fall color.  Early summer to midsummer. bloom   3 ft. x 3 ft.

294-005-1     Hydrangea 'Domotoi'       
Part Shade     Zones 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 Pale Blue flowers
Hydrangea 'Domotoi' ('Sekka-Yae') produces large heads of rounded, pale blue flowers that develop to clear blue. The flowers have good substance but do not hold up well in our sun. Repeat bloomer.  Early summer to midsummer. bloom   4-5 ft. x 5 ft.

294-005D4     Hydrangea 'Domotoi'       
Part Shade     Zones 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 Pale Blue flowers
Hydrangea 'Domotoi' ('Sekka-Yae') produces large heads of rounded, pale blue flowers that develop to clear blue. The flowers have good substance but do not hold up well in our sun. Repeat bloomer.  Early summer to midsummer. bloom   4-5 ft. x 5 ft.

294-055D4     Hydrangea 'Enziandom'     ( Hydrangea Gentian Dome )     
Part Shade     Zones 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 Cobalt Blue flowers
Hydrangea 'Enziandom' (Steiniger, 1950) is a medium sized shrub that has vivid, large, cobalt blue flower heads. Excellent for cutting and drying. Many heads retain their rich color through October.  Early summer to midsummer. bloom   3-4 ft. x 5 ft.

294-055-1     Hydrangea 'Enziandom'     ( Hydrangea Gentian Dome )     
Part Shade     Zones 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 Cobalt Blue flowers
Hydrangea 'Enziandom' (Steiniger, 1950) is a medium sized shrub that has vivid, large, cobalt blue flower heads. Excellent for cutting and drying. Many heads retain their rich color through October.  Early summer to midsummer. bloom   3-4 ft. x 5 ft.

294-165-1     Hydrangea 'Eve'       
Sun, Part Shade     Zones 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 Soft Blue flowers
New From Joy Creek Nursery. We have been growing out seedlings of hydrangeas for many years in hopes of finding something new. One of those seedlings first caught our eye two years ago because of its semi-double, lacecap flowers which sometimes appear fully double. Subsequent monitoring pleased us even more. The leaves are of good substance, somewhat rounded. The lacecap flowers are lavender pink to blue and medium in size with rose colored flower stems. We also appreciated the size and habit of the shrub. It is compact, rounded in shape and covered with flowers all summer. In the autumn, if grown in the sun, the foliage turns autumnal shades of rose and gold. We offered the naming rights of this plant at a fund-raiser for the Great Plant Picks program from the Miller Botanic Garden. One of our customers won the bidding and has named it after her mother, Eve. She recalls her lovely mother as "a woman in dungarees, rubber boots, and soil-stained hands carefully nurturing her favorite plantings and doing the grunt work required of an avid gardener." Eve had "gorgeous hydrangeas planted against a neighbor's fence." It is with great pleasure we launch our first lady of hydrangeas, Hydrangea `Eve'.  Summer. bloom   36 in. x 36 in.

294-165D4     Hydrangea 'Eve'       
Sun, Part Shade     Zones 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 Soft Blue flowers
New From Joy Creek Nursery. We have been growing out seedlings of hydrangeas for many years in hopes of finding something new. One of those seedlings first caught our eye two years ago because of its semi-double, lacecap flowers which sometimes appear fully double. Subsequent monitoring pleased us even more. The leaves are of good substance, somewhat rounded. The lacecap flowers are lavender pink to blue and medium in size with rose colored flower stems. We also appreciated the size and habit of the shrub. It is compact, rounded in shape and covered with flowers all summer. In the autumn, if grown in the sun, the foliage turns autumnal shades of rose and gold. We offered the naming rights of this plant at a fund-raiser for the Great Plant Picks program from the Miller Botanic Garden. One of our customers won the bidding and has named it after her mother, Eve. She recalls her lovely mother as "a woman in dungarees, rubber boots, and soil-stained hands carefully nurturing her favorite plantings and doing the grunt work required of an avid gardener." Eve had "gorgeous hydrangeas planted against a neighbor's fence." It is with great pleasure we launch our first lady of hydrangeas, Hydrangea `Eve'.  Summer. bloom   36 in. x 36 in.

294-079-1     Hydrangea 'Fasan'       
Sun, Part Shade     Zones 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 Red flowers
Hydrangea 'Fasan' ('Pheasant') (Teller) is a classic red lace-cap hydrangea which will stay bright red in alkaline soil. In more acidic soils it turns violet. It is upright of habit and noted for its large sterile flowers which ring the fertile flowers in double rows.  Summer. bloom   5 t. x 5 ft.

294-084D4     Hydrangea 'Floralia'       
Part Shade     Zones 6, 7, 8, 9 White flowers
Hydrangea 'Floralia' (Gijseling, 1958) is a large shrub with apple green leaves that grow bronzed in the autumn. Six- to eight-inch pale mop heads turn light lavender as they age.  Mid- to late summer. bloom   6.5 ft.

294-056D4     Hydrangea 'Forever Pink'       
Part Shade     Zones 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 Magenta flowers
"Forever doesn't mean forever anymore." The flower heads of Hydrangea 'Forever Pink' are more magenta deepening to purple. Nonetheless, this is an excellent shrub, holding up well in full sun. The 5-inch heads are dense with very open florets. A somewhat small shrub.  Early summer to midsummer. bloom   5 ft. x 5 ft.

294-085D4     Hydrangea 'Freudenstein'       
Part Shade     Zones 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 Pink Mauve flowers
Hydrangea 'Freudenstein' (E. Haller, 1960) is a large, upright shrub that is very free-flowering. The sterile florets are pink with a hint of blue which becomes the predominant color. Lustrous, dark green foliage.  Early summer to midsummer. bloom   4-5 ft. x 5 ft.

294-118-1     Hydrangea 'Frillibet'       
Sun, Part Shade     Zones 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 Blue flowers
Hydrangea 'Frillibet' is truly one of the most requested hydrangeas in the garden probably because the serrated edges of the individual sepals give the shrub such a unique, frilly appearance. The floral heads are 6-8 inches across. As the autumn approaches, they turn a rich violet with lime green reverses. The rounded leaves are 7 inches long by 5 inches wide. They are borne on stems that are ruddy or lightly stippled.  July to August. bloom   4 ft. x 4 ft.

294-120D4     Hydrangea 'Fuji Waterfall'       
Part Shade     Zones 6, 7, 8, 9 White to Pale Pink flowers
The semi-double, white to pale pink sterile flowers of Hydrangea 'Fuji Waterfall' look like tiny water lilies held away from the central fertile florets on two inch long petioles. There is indeed a sense of the "cascade" the name implies in this extraordinarily beautiful shrub.  Summer. bloom   3-4 ft. x 3-5 ft.

294-030D4     Hydrangea 'Gartenbaudirektor Kuhnert'       
Part Shade     Zones 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 Blue flowers
After visiting our hydrangea display, visitors beg us for Hydrangea 'Gartenbaudirektor Kühnert' (Matthes, 1926). Mid-sized heads of serene sky blue. Good mid-green foliage. Repeat bloomer.  Early summer to midsummer. bloom   5 ft. x 4-5 ft.

294-030-1     Hydrangea 'Gartenbaudirektor Kuhnert'       
Part Shade     Zones 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 Blue flowers
After visiting our hydrangea display, visitors beg us for Hydrangea 'Gartenbaudirektor Kühnert' (Matthes, 1926). Mid-sized heads of serene sky blue. Good mid-green foliage. Repeat bloomer.  Early summer to midsummer. bloom   5 ft. x 4-5 ft.

294-039D4     Hydrangea 'Gertrud Glahn'       
Part Shade     Zones 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 Blue flowers
Our garden notes are full of exclamation marks describing the dense large flower heads of Hydrangea 'Gertrud Glahn' (Matthes, 1923) as they deepen from lavender blue to dazzling bright blue. The leaves are extra large.  Early summer to midsummer. bloom   4 ft. x 4 ft.

294-039-1     Hydrangea 'Gertrud Glahn'       
Part Shade     Zones 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 Blue flowers
Our garden notes are full of exclamation marks describing the dense large flower heads of Hydrangea 'Gertrud Glahn' (Matthes, 1923) as they deepen from lavender blue to dazzling bright blue. The leaves are extra large.  Early summer to midsummer. bloom   4 ft. x 4 ft.

294-041D4     Hydrangea 'Gilded Lace'       
Part Shade     Zones 6, 7, 8, 9 Light Blue flowers
Hydrangea 'Gilded Lace' is our selection, a sport of H. m. v. m. 'Variegata' with interesting gold mottling on the majority of leaves. We found this about eight years ago but only recently released it. This holds up well in our summer sun.  Summer. bloom   5 ft. x 5 ft.

294-019-1     Hydrangea 'Glowing Embers'       
Part Shade     Zones 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 Rose flowers
Hydrangea 'Glowing Embers' produce deep rose flower heads with a red blush to the leaves in summer. Fine autumn foliage. Repeat bloomer. A Great Plant Picks selection.  Early summer to midsummer. bloom   4 ft. x 4 ft.

294-019D4     Hydrangea 'Glowing Embers'       
Part Shade     Zones 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 Rose flowers
Hydrangea 'Glowing Embers' produce deep rose flower heads with a red blush to the leaves in summer. Fine autumn foliage. Repeat bloomer. A Great Plant Picks selection.  Early summer to midsummer. bloom   4 ft. x 4 ft.

294-014D4     Hydrangea 'Goliath'       
Part Shade     Zones 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 Sky Blue flowers
Hydrangea 'Goliath' (Matthes, 1923) does its best in part shade. Seven-inch heads composed of two-inch individual flowers suit the name to a T. Rich sky blue deepens to lavender-blue.  Early summer to midsummer. bloom   5 ft.

294-108D4     Hydrangea 'Hamburg'       
Part Shade     5-9 Indigo flowers
Hydrangea 'Hamburg' (H. Schadendorff, 1931) produces huge crisply textured leaves and huge, dense flower heads of indigo on this compact shrub.  Early summer to midsummer. bloom   4-5 ft. x 4 ft.

294-108-1     Hydrangea 'Hamburg'       
Part Shade     5-9 Indigo flowers
Hydrangea 'Hamburg' (H. Schadendorff, 1931) produces huge crisply textured leaves and huge, dense flower heads of indigo on this compact shrub.  Early summer to midsummer. bloom   4-5 ft. x 4 ft.

294-057D4     Hydrangea 'Heinrich Seidel'       
Part Shade     Zones 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 Blue flowers
Hydrangea 'Heinrich Seidel(Matthes, 1929)' is a classic mop head that starts periwinkle blue for us, darkening to lavender blue as the flowers age. The shrub is nice and compact with leaves somewhat smaller than many. The individual florets are large, completely filling the 6-inch heads.  Early summer to midsummer. bloom   4-5 ft. x 4-5 ft.

294-057-1     Hydrangea 'Heinrich Seidel'       
Part Shade     Zones 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 Blue flowers
Hydrangea 'Heinrich Seidel(Matthes, 1929)' is a classic mop head that starts periwinkle blue for us, darkening to lavender blue as the flowers age. The shrub is nice and compact with leaves somewhat smaller than many. The individual florets are large, completely filling the 6-inch heads.  Early summer to midsummer. bloom   4-5 ft. x 4-5 ft.

294-109D4     Hydrangea 'Holstein'       
Part Shade     Zones 6, 7, 8, 9 Pink or Sky Blue flowers
Hydrangea 'Holstein' (H. Schadendorff, 1928) is a mid-season bloomer that needs shade to perform its best. Given dappled shade or protection from afternoon sun, it is very free flowering producing mop heads of shapely individual sterile florets with serrated sepals.  Midsummer. bloom   4-6 ft.

294-109-1     Hydrangea 'Holstein'       
Part Shade     Zones 6, 7, 8, 9 Pink or Sky Blue flowers
Hydrangea 'Holstein' (H. Schadendorff, 1928) is a mid-season bloomer that needs shade to perform its best. Given dappled shade or protection from afternoon sun, it is very free flowering producing mop heads of shapely individual sterile florets with serrated sepals.  Midsummer. bloom   4-6 ft.

294-125-1     Hydrangea 'Hornli'       
Part Shade     Zones 6, 7, 8, 9 Crimson flowers
Hydrangea 'Hörnli' was introduced by Federal Research Institute for Horticulture, Wadenswil, Switzerland in 1952. The books tell us that this will be bright crimson and indeed the flowers are rich rose when they mature. The wonder of this shrub is its dwarf nature and compact mopheads that are 4-5 inches across. The fertile flowers are visible within the mopheads giving them a fuzzy look. This is a late bloomer.  Late summer. bloom   20 in.

294-125D4     Hydrangea 'Hornli'       
Part Shade     Zones 6, 7, 8, 9 Crimson flowers
Hydrangea 'Hörnli' was introduced by Federal Research Institute for Horticulture, Wadenswil, Switzerland in 1952. The books tell us that this will be bright crimson and indeed the flowers are rich rose when they mature. The wonder of this shrub is its dwarf nature and compact mopheads that are 4-5 inches across. The fertile flowers are visible within the mopheads giving them a fuzzy look. This is a late bloomer.  Late summer. bloom   20 in.

294-089D4     Hydrangea involucrata 'Hortensis'       
Part Shade     Zones 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 Pink flowers
Hydrangea involucrata 'Hortensia' is a truly lovely cultivar of a Japanese species that has large, rough, somewhat rounded leaves which contrast with the delicately beautiful double inflorescences ( almost like button roses) of pale pink. This bloomed for us this year for the first time and we were thrilled.  Early summer to midsummer. bloom   3 ft. x 3 ft.

294-195D4     Hydrangea 'Izu no hana'       
Sun, Part Shade     Zones 6, 7, 8, 9 Pink or Blue flowers
There is little doubt that Hydrangea 'Izu no hana' is one of the most visually exciting of Hydrangea macrophylla types. Its large, double, sterile florets open on violet peduncles that extend down and away from the large central assembly of tiny blue fertile florets. The color of the sterile florets varies depending on the pH of the soil, but, in either pink or blue (sometimes even both at the same time), the florets are lovely as they deepen in color over the season. Depending on the exposure to sun, the thick, glossy green leaves can take on autumn tints. Once the fertile flowers are pollinated, the sterile florets turn their pink reverses out toward the viewer. 'Izu no hana' forms a medium-sized shrub. It was originally found in the wild on the eastern side of the Izu Peninsula south of the Tokyo-Yokohama area where hydrangeas are exposed to ocean breezes. Its Japanese name, which translates to "flower of Izu," refers to this location.  June to August. bloom   3-4 ft. x 3-4 ft.

294-029D4     Hydrangea 'Jennifer'       
Part Shade     Zones 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 Magenta flowers
Hydrangea 'Jennifer' is a smaller shrub that is so photogenic we often sell out on the basis of the photo alone. Fortunately, she is just as beautiful in real life. The immature blooms are old fashioned magenta ripening to royal purple. It holds up well in our sun.  Early summer to midsummer. bloom   3-4 ft.

294-071D4     Hydrangea 'Jogasaki'       
Sun, Part Shade     Zones 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 Pink flowers
Discovered by Tetsu Hirasawa on Izu Penninsula near the cape that gives its name, this lovely woodland shrub has double infertile florets each of which is arranged in the shape of a star. The floral heads measure 6 inches across. The leaves of Hydrangea `Jogasaki' are also attractive with a reddish cast, a central red vein and red leaf stem.  Summer. bloom   38 in. x 36 in.

294-105-1     Hydrangea 'King George'       
Part Shade     Zones 6, 7, 8, 9 Cherry Pink or Blue flowers
Hydrangea 'King George' (E. Draps, 1938)) blooms later in the season helping to extend the period of hydrangea bloom. The color of its mop heads is variable depending on the soil. It grows fairly tall and its leaves are paler green with no purple stippling.  August. bloom   5-6 ft. x 4-5 ft.

294-105D4     Hydrangea 'King George'       
Part Shade     Zones 6, 7, 8, 9 Cherry Pink or Blue flowers
Hydrangea 'King George' (E. Draps, 1938)) blooms later in the season helping to extend the period of hydrangea bloom. The color of its mop heads is variable depending on the soil. It grows fairly tall and its leaves are paler green with no purple stippling.  August. bloom   5-6 ft. x 4-5 ft.

294-016D4     Hydrangea 'Lanarth White'       
Part Shade     Zones 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 White flowers
Even dried, the white infertile florets of Hydrangea 'Lanarth White' reveal a slight blush of pink. The inner circle of fertile florets is bright blue. Lacy is the best word to describe these flowers. Blooms on old and new wood. A Great Plant Picks selection.  Early summer to midsummer. bloom   4.5 ft. x 4 ft.

294-093D4     Hydrangea 'Lemon Wave'       
Part Shade     Zones 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 Blue flowers
The foliage of Hydrangea 'Lemon Wave' is what is most striking here. Each leaf is irregularly variegated with midgreen, white and yellow, making the shrub a veritable visual magnet in the woodland garden. The delicate blue infertile florets surround mauve fertile florets with blue stamens.  Early summer to midsummer. bloom   4.5 ft.

294-046-1     Hydrangea 'Leuchtfeuer'       
Part Shade     Zones 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 Dark Rose flowers
The name Hydrangea 'Leuchtfeuer'(H. Dienemann, 1962) means "lighthouse" which perhaps suits the smoldering color of the flowers. A rich motley of dark rose, purple-rose and deep purple carries on into the fall. Small shrub with mid-green foliage. The mop heads can be eight inches across.  Early summer to midsummer. bloom   4 ft. x 4 ft.

294-046D4     Hydrangea 'Leuchtfeuer'       
Part Shade     Zones 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 Dark Rose flowers
The name Hydrangea 'Leuchtfeuer'(H. Dienemann, 1962) means "lighthouse" which perhaps suits the smoldering color of the flowers. A rich motley of dark rose, purple-rose and deep purple carries on into the fall. Small shrub with mid-green foliage. The mop heads can be eight inches across.  Early summer to midsummer. bloom   4 ft. x 4 ft.

294-006D4     Hydrangea 'Libelle'       
Part Shade     Zones 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 Blue flowers
Hydrangea 'Libelle'('Dragonfly') bears very full white heads of infertile florets around a center of blue fertile florets. On mature heads, the white all but obscures the blue. Best in an eastern or northern exposure.  Early summer to midsummer. bloom   4 ft. x 4 ft.

294-006-1     Hydrangea 'Libelle'       
Part Shade     Zones 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 Blue flowers
Hydrangea 'Libelle'('Dragonfly') bears very full white heads of infertile florets around a center of blue fertile florets. On mature heads, the white all but obscures the blue. Best in an eastern or northern exposure.  Early summer to midsummer. bloom   4 ft. x 4 ft.

294-047D4     Hydrangea 'Madame Emile Mouillere'       
Part Shade     Zones 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 White flowers
Grow this Hydrangea 'Madame Emile Mouillère' (Mouillere, 1909) in light shade to prevent the white flowers from browning. The flowers age to blush pink or green and can be cut and dried. Blooms on old and new wood.  Early summer to midsummer. bloom   6 ft. x 6 ft.

294-123D4     Hydrangea 'Madame Faustin Travouillon'       
Part Shade     Zones 6, 7, 8, 9 Cherry Pink or Mid-Blue flowers
Hydrangea 'Madame Faustin Travouillon' (Barillet, 1930) is sometimes called 'Peacock' because of the free-flowering, showy mop heads that vary greatly in color depending on the soil type. The flowers bloom both early and late so there is never a lack of color. It tolerates our sun but some do recommend growing this with afternoon shade. The floral heads turn green as they age and are excellent for cutting and drying. This is also excellent grown in a container.  Summer. bloom   5-6 ft. x 5 ft.

294-123-1     Hydrangea 'Madame Faustin Travouillon'       
Part Shade     Zones 6, 7, 8, 9 Cherry Pink or Mid-Blue flowers
Hydrangea 'Madame Faustin Travouillon' (Barillet, 1930) is sometimes called 'Peacock' because of the free-flowering, showy mop heads that vary greatly in color depending on the soil type. The flowers bloom both early and late so there is never a lack of color. It tolerates our sun but some do recommend growing this with afternoon shade. The floral heads turn green as they age and are excellent for cutting and drying. This is also excellent grown in a container.  Summer. bloom   5-6 ft. x 5 ft.

294-013D4     Hydrangea 'Mariesii'       
Part Shade     Zones 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 Blue flowers
Hydrangea 'Mariesii' blooms longer than any other - from midsummer to the early fall. In our gardens the heads have pale blue infertile florets around a center of blue fertile florets. A Great Plant Picks selection.  Early summer to midsummer. bloom   5 ft. x 5 ft.

294-013-1     Hydrangea 'Mariesii'       
Part Shade     Zones 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 Blue flowers
Hydrangea 'Mariesii' blooms longer than any other - from midsummer to the early fall. In our gardens the heads have pale blue infertile florets around a center of blue fertile florets. A Great Plant Picks selection.  Early summer to midsummer. bloom   5 ft. x 5 ft.

294-034-1     Hydrangea 'Mariesii Grandiflora'       
Part Shade     Zones 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 White flowers
Hydrangea 'Mariesii Grandiflora' is sometimes sold as 'White Wave,' a name that describes it aptly. The large white infertile florets of the lacecap flowers deserve a wooded or lightly shaded setting to show off their size and purity but also to prevent them from browning in the sun. There is a curious sky blue node in the middle of these large sterile florets which is echoed in the sky blue of the tiny fertile florets in the center of the lacecap. The rich green foliage has good substance. This shrub blooms on both old and new wood so flowers are produced over an extended period.  Early summer to midsummer. bloom   4-5 ft. x 4-5 ft.

294-026D4     Hydrangea 'Mariesii Lilacina'       
Part Shade     Zones 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 Blue flowers
Hydrangea 'Mariesii Lilacina' (Lemoine, 1904) is very upright in habit. The whitewashed blue infertile flowers mature to dark blue around a center of delft blue fertile flowers. There is obvious purple speckling on the stems. This is a large and impressive shrub. Blooms on old and new wood. A Great Plant Picks selection.  Early summer to midsummer. bloom   5 ft. x 5 ft.

294-009-1     Hydrangea 'Mariesii Variegata'       
Part Shade     Zones 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 Blue flowers
Hydrangea 'Mariesii Variegata'('Maculata') anchors a corner along our Mediterranean Path. Because it is so long blooming and the cream-edged foliage is so beguiling, this is a best seller. Ghostly blue infertile florets surround a circle of bright blue fertile florets.  Early summer to midsummer. bloom   5 ft. x 5 ft.

294-009D4     Hydrangea 'Mariesii Variegata'       
Part Shade     Zones 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 Blue flowers
Hydrangea 'Mariesii Variegata'('Maculata') anchors a corner along our Mediterranean Path. Because it is so long blooming and the cream-edged foliage is so beguiling, this is a best seller. Ghostly blue infertile florets surround a circle of bright blue fertile florets.  Early summer to midsummer. bloom   5 ft. x 5 ft.

294-023D4     Hydrangea 'Masja'       
Part Shade     Zones 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 Magenta flowers
The large flower heads of Hydrangea 'Masja', which begin magenta and mature to rich rose washed in blue, hold up well in our sun. This shrub has proven to be much larger than expected. The foliage is a rich green. Repeat bloomer.  Early summer to midsummer. bloom   3-4 ft. x 3-4 ft.

294-037D4     Hydrangea 'Mathilda Gutges'       
Part Shade     Zones 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 Cobalt Blue flowers
When adjectives fail, ask a customer for help. One told us Hydrangea 'Mathilda Gutges' (Steiniger, 1946) was "supremely cobalt blue." Immature flowers have white starry centers that disappear as the flowers deepen to a hue that matches our customer's words exactly. Good dark green foliage.  Early summer to midsummer. bloom   3.5 ft. x 3.5 ft.

294-037-1     Hydrangea 'Mathilda Gutges'       
Part Shade     Zones 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 Cobalt Blue flowers
When adjectives fail, ask a customer for help. One told us Hydrangea 'Mathilda Gutges' (Steiniger, 1946) was "supremely cobalt blue." Immature flowers have white starry centers that disappear as the flowers deepen to a hue that matches our customer's words exactly. Good dark green foliage.  Early summer to midsummer. bloom   3.5 ft. x 3.5 ft.

294-036D4     Hydrangea 'Merrit Supreme'       
Part Shade     Zones 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 Dark Blue flowers
In our slightly acid soil, Hydrangea 'Merrit Supreme' (Joseph S. Merritt, Inc.) is an incredibly indigo, large-flowered mop head that is excellent for cutting and drying. In less acidic soil, this is described as going from lilac to maroon in color. Either way, this is a splendid plant.A Great Plant Picks selection  Summer. bloom   4 ft. x 3 ft.

294-036-1     Hydrangea 'Merrit Supreme'       
Part Shade     Zones 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 Dark Blue flowers
In our slightly acid soil, Hydrangea 'Merrit Supreme' (Joseph S. Merritt, Inc.) is an incredibly indigo, large-flowered mop head that is excellent for cutting and drying. In less acidic soil, this is described as going from lilac to maroon in color. Either way, this is a splendid plant.A Great Plant Picks selection  Summer. bloom   4 ft. x 3 ft.

294-074D4     Hydrangea 'Merrit's Beauty'       
Part Shade     Zones 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 Intense Blue flowers
Grown in a woodland setting, the depth of blue in the generous mopheads of Hydrangea 'Merrit's Beauty' (Joseph S. Merritt, Inc.) is impressive. A Great Plant Picks selection.  Early summer to midsummer. bloom   5 ft. x 4 ft.

294-182D4     Hydrangea 'Merrit's Red'       
Sun, Part Shade     Zones 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 Rose Red flowers
This has been in our gardens for 3 years and has remained consistently rosy red in flower - a feat that is unusual in our lightly acid soil. We are aware of the work of the American hybridizer Merrit but can not find any information on a 'Merrit Red' in the literature. Merrit was famous for the development of hydrangeas for the floral trade and is commemorated in such plants as 'Merrit's Supreme' and 'Merrit's Blue', both excellent garden plants. This is proving to be excellent as well. Its foliage has the thick substance and shine that we associate with the other Merrit plants. The mophead flowers are a little smaller than those of the others and the plant has remained compact. We will report back on this as it more fully matures. One feature we do note is the good red fall color on our stock plant which we grow in full sun.  Summer. bloom   2.5 ft. x 2.5 ft.

294-091D4     Hydrangea 'Merveille'       
Part Shade     Zones 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 Blue flowers
The large heads of Hydrangea 'Merveille'(Cayeux, 1927) are composed of mid-sized flowers which begin a rich sky blue and turn cobalt blue as they age. There is something a little wild and undisciplined about this shrub. That is perhaps its charm. Repeat bloomer.  Early summer to midsummer. bloom   4 ft. x 5 ft.

294-111D4     Hydrangea 'Miss Belgium'       
Part Shade     Zones 6, 7, 8, 9 Red flowers
Hydrangea 'Miss Belgium' (E. Draps, 1935) has the smaller foliage one associates with a smaller hydrangea. The flowers are more red purple in our soil.  Summer. bloom   3 ft.

294-111-1     Hydrangea 'Miss Belgium'       
Part Shade     Zones 6, 7, 8, 9 Red flowers
Hydrangea 'Miss Belgium' (E. Draps, 1935) has the smaller foliage one associates with a smaller hydrangea. The flowers are more red purple in our soil.  Summer. bloom   3 ft.

294-043D4     Hydrangea 'Mousmee'       
Part Shade     Zones 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 Magenta flowers
The name Hydrangea 'Mousmee' (R. Talbot, 1960), Japanese for "girl," is well suited to this lovely shrub. The magenta infertile florets mature to a blue-washed purple complimenting the purple stems. The bright blue fertile florets are a pleasing contrast.  Early summer to midsummer. bloom   5 ft. x 5 ft.

294-072D4     Hydrangea 'Mowe'       
Part Shade     Zones 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 Red flowers
In the proper alkaline soil, the lacecap flowers of Hydrangea 'Möwe' ('Geoffrey Chadbund') are a wonderful dark red, but here in the rain-green Portland area, the flowers tend toward blue. Holds up well in full sun. This is said to be the best red lace cap.  Early summer to midsummer. bloom   6 ft. x 8 ft.

294-104D4     Hydrangea 'Niedersachsen'       
Part Shade     Zones 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 Blue flowers
The individual flowers of the densely clustered mop heads of Hydrangea 'Niedersachsen' begin almost white with blue edges and age to true blue. By September, they have turned green and pink with the autumn foliage. The dark green leaves are somewhat narrow tapering to a point.  Early summer to midsummer. bloom   4 ft. x 4 ft.

294-066D4     Hydrangea 'Nigra'       
Part Shade     Zones 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 Blue/Pink flowers
Hydrangea 'Nigra' is a Chinese form introduced to the West by plant explorer E.H. Wilson. The striking dark purple (almost black) stems draw attention early in the season. The foliage is a light green. Flower color varies from soft pink to blue.  Early summer to midsummer. bloom   5 ft. x 5 ft.

294-066-1     Hydrangea 'Nigra'       
Part Shade     Zones 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 Blue/Pink flowers
Hydrangea 'Nigra' is a Chinese form introduced to the West by plant explorer E.H. Wilson. The striking dark purple (almost black) stems draw attention early in the season. The foliage is a light green. Flower color varies from soft pink to blue.  Early summer to midsummer. bloom   5 ft. x 5 ft.

294-012-1     Hydrangea 'Nikko Blue'       
Part Shade     Zones 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 Lavender-Blue flowers
Hydrangea 'Nikko Blue' is a classic Japanese form known for its numerous lavender-blue flower heads. Blooms early on old wood and later on new wood. Prefers a little shade. A Great Plant Picks selection.  Early summer to midsummer. bloom   4 ft. x 4 ft.

294-042-1     Hydrangea 'Oregon Pride'       
Part Shade     Zones 6, 7, 8, 9 Purple to Red flowers
Hydrangea 'Oregon Pride' is a sport of 'Merritt's Supreme' with striking burgundy stems which complement the rich red to purple mop heads. It is vigorous and very rewarding.  Summer. bloom   4-6 ft. x 4 ft.

294-058D4     Hydrangea 'Otaksa'       
Part Shade     Zones 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 Sky Blue flowers
Hydrangea 'Otaksa' bears massive sky blue flower heads more than 8 inches across. They are the next shade paler than Hydrangea 'Nikko Blue' when newly opened but fade to green blue as they age. This billowy shrub has rounded apple green foliage.  Early summer to midsummer. bloom   5 ft. x 5 ft.

294-095D4     Hydrangea paniculata 'Burgundy Lace'       
Sun, Part Shade     Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, White flowers
Introduced in 1975 by the well-known Belgian hybridizers Jelena and Robert de Belder, Hydrangea 'Burgundy Lace' continues to be a popular large shrub. The name describes the color and texture of the foot-long panicles as they change color in the autumn. As the sterile florets are fertilized they turn their wine colored reverse-sides up giving the panicle a new color. The leaves are quite large, 6 inches long and 3 inches wide, with reddish leaf stems. Autumn brings a color change to the leaves as well, turning them from green to yellow. We have limbed up our specimen in the shape of a small tree and have underplanted it with perennials and small shrubs. This creates a long-blooming setting that can be done even in a small garden.  August to autumn. bloom   7 ft. x 7-8 ft.

294-020D4     Hydrangea paniculata 'Grandiflora'     ( PG Hydrangea )     
Part Shade     Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 White flowers
Hydrangea paniculata 'Grandiflora' is a big, arching shrub with large panicles of white florets fading to pink as they mature. A Great Plant Picks selection.  Midsummer to autumn. bloom   10 ft. x 8 ft.

294-040D4     Hydrangea paniculata 'Kyushu'       
Sun, Part Shade     Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 White flowers
This was introduced by English nurseryman Collingwood Ingram from Kyushu, Japan. It is noted for its shiny leaves and its medium size. The panicles of flowers are not large but are abundant. They have fewer sterile florets than many selections. Individual panicles on Hydrangea p. `Kyushu' measure up to eight inches. Because this graceful shrub is not tall but upright, it is an excellent candidate for a smaller garden.  Summer. bloom   6 ft. x 5 ft.

294-096D4     Hydrangea paniculata 'Pink Diamond'       
Part Shade     Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 White flowers
Hydrangea paniculata 'Pink Diamond'(de Belder) bears tall, open, twelve-inch panicles of creamy sterile florets mixed with tiny fertile florets. The panicles turn pink from the base up as they age.  Early autumn. bloom   10 ft. x 8 ft.

294-097D4     Hydrangea paniculata 'Tardiva'       
Part Shade     Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 White flowers
As the name 'Tardiva' suggests, this is one of the latest of the Hydrangea paniculata forms to bloom, usually beginning late in the summer and flowering well into the end of September here. The large floral heads appear to be composed mostly of large sterile flowers which conceal the fertile flowers inside the panicle. The eight-inch floral heads are great additions to late flower arrangements. As the flowers age, they turn pink to purple pink. We have found that Hydrangea paniculata selections are easily pruned and shaped in the spring for those that want a more shrub-like appearance. It is also easy to let this grow to full height and enjoy it as a small tree. A Great Plant Picks Selection.  Early autumn. bloom   6-9 ft. x 8 ft.

294-011D4     Hydrangea paniculata 'Unique'       
Sun, Part Shade     Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 White flowers
Hydrangea paniculata 'Unique'(de Belders, 1968) is "unique" in that the sepals cover the fertile flowers giving the panicle a full appearance. The panicles can reach up to 16 inches long and 10 inches wide. Individual sterile florets can reach 2 inches across.  Late summer. bloom   10-14 ft. x 8 ft.

294-099D4     Hydrangea paniculata 'White Moth'       
Part Shade     Zones 4-11 White flowers
Hydrangea paniculata 'White Moth' has foot-long panicles of extra large white flowers. The panicles are 9 inches wide at their widest. Two-year old plants flower over our heads.  Early autumn. bloom   10 ft. x 8 ft.

294-059D4     Hydrangea 'Paris'       
Part Shade     Zones 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 Blue flowers
Hydrangea 'Paris' (Mouillere) is quite fascinating. Some of the heads are composed of 3-inch florets, others of 1-inch florets. They begin blue deepening to blue-violet. Sterile florets are serrated along their edges. The foliage is exceptionally large and wide.  Early summer to midsummer. bloom   3 ft.

294-136D4     Hydrangea 'Parzifal'       
Part Shade     Zones 6, 7, 8, 9 Purple flowers
In our soil the large mop heads of Hydrangea 'Parzifal' (J. Wintergalen, 1922) have red streaked, deep purple florets with white central eyes. Attractive and relatively small dark green foliage. The plant starts to bloom early and continues to bloom on new wood as well.  Early and late summer. bloom   3-5 ft.

294-136-1     Hydrangea 'Parzifal'       
Part Shade     Zones 6, 7, 8, 9 Purple flowers
In our soil the large mop heads of Hydrangea 'Parzifal' (J. Wintergalen, 1922) have red streaked, deep purple florets with white central eyes. Attractive and relatively small dark green foliage. The plant starts to bloom early and continues to bloom on new wood as well.  Early and late summer. bloom   3-5 ft.

294-021D4     Hydrangea 'Pia'       
Part Shade     Zones 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 Pink flowers
Hydrangea 'Pia' was pink the first few years we grew it. Over time the heads have grown violet to violet-blue. This is the plant we recommend for customers seeking a smaller, compact shrub. Great in containers. Repeat bloomer.  Early summer to midsummer. bloom   2.5 ft.

294-021-1     Hydrangea 'Pia'       
Part Shade     Zones 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 Pink flowers
Hydrangea 'Pia' was pink the first few years we grew it. Over time the heads have grown violet to violet-blue. This is the plant we recommend for customers seeking a smaller, compact shrub. Great in containers. Repeat bloomer.  Early summer to midsummer. bloom   2.5 ft.

294-076D4     Hydrangea 'Pink Reverse'       
Part Shade     Zones 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 Blue flowers
The provenance of Hydrangea 'Pink Reverse' is in question, but it is a fine lacecap with 6- to 7-inch wide flattened heads of rich blue. The sterile florets are stained rose at their centers and have rose veining. The fertile florets are cobalt. The foliage is dark green and of good substance. By the way, the reverses of the sterile florets are stained rose and are revealed once the florets have ceased to function as landing pads for the pollinators.  Midsummer. bloom   8 ft. x 5 ft.

294-076-1     Hydrangea 'Pink Reverse'       
Part Shade     Zones 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 Blue flowers
The provenance of Hydrangea 'Pink Reverse' is in question, but it is a fine lacecap with 6- to 7-inch wide flattened heads of rich blue. The sterile florets are stained rose at their centers and have rose veining. The fertile florets are cobalt. The foliage is dark green and of good substance. By the way, the reverses of the sterile florets are stained rose and are revealed once the florets have ceased to function as landing pads for the pollinators.  Midsummer. bloom   8 ft. x 5 ft.

294-027D4     Hydrangea quercifolia     ( Oakleaf hydrangea )     
Sun, Part Shade     Zones 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 White flowers
Hydrangea quercifolia is an ideal species for a woodland garden, even one that gets dry from time to time. These cuttings are from the selection we grow in our garden. It is shorter than H. 'Snow Queen' and 'Snow Cloud,' however, it has very nice 8-to-10-inch panicles with showy, large sterile flowers. The leaves are 6 inches long and narrower than those of the named cultivars we grow. In the autumn, the leaves turn burgundy and persist on the shrub until a major storm arrives. Then the exfoliating bark takes center stage.  Midsummer to autumn. bloom   6 ft. x 8 ft.

294-067D4     Hydrangea quercifolia 'Alice'       
Sun, Part Shade     Zones 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 White flowers
There have been many good selections of oakleaf hydrangea, but Hydrangea quercifoia 'Alice' selected by Michael Dirr has proven to be one of the best. It is a robust shrub with deeply lobed leaves that turn exceptionally brilliant in the autumn. The panicles of white flowers can measure up to 14 inches long assuring a great floral display. As they age the flowers turn pink with pistachio tones. Like all of the oakleaf hydrangeas as they mature, the exfoliating bark on the main branches becomes fully visible after leaf fall adding yet another point of interest.  Midsummer to autumn. bloom   12 ft. x 12 ft.

294-134-1     Hydrangea quercifolia 'Pee Wee'     ( Oak Leaf Hydrangea )     
Sun, Part Shade     Zones 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 White flowers
Hydrangea quercifolia 'Pee Wee' already had good reddening in the leaves at the end of July when we examined it. The sterile florets are somewhat small. They are not overlapping and reveal the tint of pink in the sterile florets. The open panicles measure 5 inches. The foliage is also dwarf at about 4 inches in length.  Midsummer to autumn. bloom   2-3 ft. x 3 ft.

294-063-1     Hydrangea quercifolia 'Snow Cloud'     ( Oak Leaf Hydrangea )     
Sun, Part Shade, Shade     Zones 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 White flowers
We have grown this for so many years that we have lost track of its provenance. All that remains is the name. Half-foot panicles of white grace this large shrub with individual florets arranged in an open fashion. The large, oak-leaf shaped leaves measure 6 1/4 inches long and wide. As the cooler weather arrives, the leaves of Hydrangea q. `Snow Cloud' turn red purple along their margins.  Midsummer to autumn. bloom   7 ft. x 5 ft.

294-063D4     Hydrangea quercifolia 'Snow Cloud'     ( Oak Leaf Hydrangea )     
Sun, Part Shade, Shade     Zones 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 White flowers
We have grown this for so many years that we have lost track of its provenance. All that remains is the name. Half-foot panicles of white grace this large shrub with individual florets arranged in an open fashion. The large, oak-leaf shaped leaves measure 6 1/4 inches long and wide. As the cooler weather arrives, the leaves of Hydrangea q. `Snow Cloud' turn red purple along their margins.  Midsummer to autumn. bloom   7 ft. x 5 ft.

294-048D4     Hydrangea quercifolia 'Snow Queen'     ( Oak Leaf Hydrangea )     
Sun, Part Shade, Shade     Zones 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 White flowers
If Hydrangea q. `Snow Queen' is grown in the sun in the Pacific Northwest, its leaves turn uniformly red as the weather cools. It is one of the best shrubs for fall color in our garden. The large, 8-inch panicles are upright and quite showy. The foliage is 6 inches long and about 5 inches wide in an oak-leaf pattern. Young stems are lightly woolly: old trunks and stems have attractive exfoliating bark.  Midsummer to autumn. bloom   7 ft. x 5 ft.

294-090D4     Hydrangea 'Red Star'       
Part Shade     Zones 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 Red flowers
Hydrangea 'Red Star' (Louisiana Nursery) is a mid-sized mop head with red sterile florets. The florets have a distinct white star blaze in their centers when young. In our soil, the flowers tend to be magenta. The foliage puts on a brilliant autumn display.  Early summer to midsummer. bloom   4 ft. x 4 ft.

294-052D4     Hydrangea 'Regula'       
Part Shade     Zones 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 White flowers
Hydrangea 'Regula' (Moll, 1934) is an exceptional garden shrub which blooms prolifically. Seven- to eight- inch heads composed of white florets (with a blush of blue in their centers) measure more than 2 inches apiece.  Early summer to midsummer. bloom   4.5-5 ft. x 4 ft.

294-102D4     Hydrangea 'Rotdrossel'       
Sun, Part Shade     Zones 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 Red to Wine flowers
The lacecap flowers of Hydrangea 'Rotdrossel'(1987) begin red and deepen to wine as they mature. The central fertile flowers are green in bud but develop to pink or lavender blue. Complementing the entire floral head are the purple floral stems. Flowerheads can reach from 6 to 8 inches across. The rounded leaves are a rich green and quite large. Introduced by the Federal Research Institute for Horticulture in Widenswil, Switzerland.  pink bloom   3 ft. x 3 ft.

294-031D4     Hydrangea 'Sara'       
Part Shade     Zones 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 Cobalt Blue flowers
Hydrangea 'Sara' is a best-seller because of her shorter, compact habit and because of the rich intensity of her dark cobalt flowers which turn inky purple by the end of the summer. 'Sara' holds up very well in our full sun. The florets tend to stay cupped instead of flattening.  Early summer to midsummer. bloom   4 ft. x 4 ft.

294-124D4     Hydrangea 'Schenkenberg'       
Part Shade     Zones 6, 7, 8, 9 Pink flowers
In our gardens, Hydrangea 'Schenkenberg' (E. Haller, 1960) begins pale pink and quickly ages to a red mauve. The mop-heads are six inches across.  July to September. bloom   3 ft. x 3 ft.

294-106D4     Hydrangea 'Sea Foam'       
Part Shade     Zones 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 Blue flowers
Hydrangea 'Sea Foam' is supposed to be very close to the original lace cap form Hydrangea macrophylla var. normalis. The lace cap is composed of sterile florets that begin creamy blue and age to pinkish or lavender blue and fertile florets which are pinkish purple in bud but open bright blue. The foliage is remarkably large and there is purple stippling in the stems.  Early summer to midsummer. bloom   4 ft. x 4 ft.

294-069D4     Hydrangea 'Sensation'       
Sun, Part Shade     Zones 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 White/Violet Purple flowers
Even dried, the sterile florets of Hydrangea 'Sensation' (Cayeux, 1938) show their white picotee edges and violet purple centers. The bicolored effect is "sensational." A midsized shrub for us with medium sized foliage. Slow growing.  Summer. bloom   4-5 ft. x 4-5 ft.

294-069-1     Hydrangea 'Sensation'       
Sun, Part Shade     Zones 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 White/Violet Purple flowers
Even dried, the sterile florets of Hydrangea 'Sensation' (Cayeux, 1938) show their white picotee edges and violet purple centers. The bicolored effect is "sensational." A midsized shrub for us with medium sized foliage. Slow growing.  Summer. bloom   4-5 ft. x 4-5 ft.

294-025-1     Hydrangea serrata       
Part Shade     Zones 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 Lavender Blue flowers
Hydrangea serrata is a mid-sized shrub with lavender-blue infertile florets and bright blue fertile florets. All in all it is airy in appearance. The leaves develop dark margins as they mature. By autumn, they turn entirely burgundy with pink reverses. H. serrata forms prefer afternoon shade.  Early summer to midsummer. bloom   4 ft.

294-025D4     Hydrangea serrata       
Part Shade     Zones 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 Lavender Blue flowers
Hydrangea serrata is a mid-sized shrub with lavender-blue infertile florets and bright blue fertile florets. All in all it is airy in appearance. The leaves develop dark margins as they mature. By autumn, they turn entirely burgundy with pink reverses. H. serrata forms prefer afternoon shade.  Early summer to midsummer. bloom   4 ft.

294-015D4     Hydrangea serrata 'Acuminata'       
Part Shade     Zones 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 Pink flowers
Hydrangea serrata 'Acuminata' ('Bluebird') is a graceful short lacecap Hydrangea with dark green crinkled leaves coming to a narrow point. The flowers are white when new, blushing to pink with age, and then facing downward showing their green-red reverses after the floral heads have been fertilized. The leaf stems are red. All in all, a very worthy shrub for the small garden.  Early summer to midsummer. bloom   3-3.5 ft. x 3 ft.

294-068-1     Hydrangea serrata 'Blue Billow'       
Part Shade     Zones 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 Lavender Blue flowers
The double and semi-double sterile florets of Hydrangea serrata 'Blue Billow' are pink or blue while the fertile florets are darker. Originally grown from seed collected in Japan.  Midsummer. bloom   3-4 ft. x 3 ft.

294-068D4     Hydrangea serrata 'Blue Billow'       
Part Shade     Zones 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 Lavender Blue flowers
The double and semi-double sterile florets of Hydrangea serrata 'Blue Billow' are pink or blue while the fertile florets are darker. Originally grown from seed collected in Japan.  Midsummer. bloom   3-4 ft. x 3 ft.

294-183D4     Hydrangea serrata 'Blue Deckle'     ( Mountain Hydrangea )     
Part Shade     Zones 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 Blue flowers
Because it is an especially large and showy selection of this woodland species, Hydrangea 'Blue Deckle' is a nursery favorite. The almost eight-inch leaves are large and graceful in shape tapering nicely at the tip. They often have a blush of burgundy or red. The shrub is also very floriferous with numerous seven- to eight-inch wide lacecap infloresences. As the flowerheads age they fade from blue to pistachio and, with the coming of autumn, show the rose colored reverse sides of the sepals.  Summer. bloom   4-5 ft. x 4 ft.

294-183-1     Hydrangea serrata 'Blue Deckle'     ( Mountain Hydrangea )     
Part Shade     Zones 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 Blue flowers
Because it is an especially large and showy selection of this woodland species, Hydrangea 'Blue Deckle' is a nursery favorite. The almost eight-inch leaves are large and graceful in shape tapering nicely at the tip. They often have a blush of burgundy or red. The shrub is also very floriferous with numerous seven- to eight-inch wide lacecap infloresences. As the flowerheads age they fade from blue to pistachio and, with the coming of autumn, show the rose colored reverse sides of the sepals.  Summer. bloom   4-5 ft. x 4 ft.

294-126D4     Hydrangea serrata 'Caerulea Lace'     ( Mountain Hydrangea )     
Part Shade     Zones 6, 7, 8, 9 Soft Blue flowers
This is a large form of H. serrata with large foliage and inflorescences. Leaves measure 6 to 8 inches long and 3 1/4 inches wide. In the autumn, they are stained attractive purple black. Floral heads can reach 9 inches across. The infertile florets are 2 1/4 inches wide on extra long flower stems. There are usually 6 to 8 florets per head. As they age, these florets turn green and face down revealing magenta pink reverses. All in all Hydrangea s.`Caerulea Lace' is an impressive shrub and ideal for a woodland setting.  Summer. bloom   45 in. x 45 in.

294-070D4     Hydrangea serrata 'Diadem'     ( Mountain Hydrangea )     
Part Shade     Zones 6, 7, 8, 9 Blue flowers
Hydrangea s. `Diadem' is an early selection of H. serrata made by Michael Haworth-Booth, the English nurseryman and author of a fine book on Hydrangeas. The flower-heads of this low shrub are small with very few sterile florets. Overall, they are rounded in shape. The sterile florets can vary in color from pink to blue but over time in our soil they have become blue.  June to September. bloom   32 in. x 32 in.

294-070-1     Hydrangea serrata 'Diadem'     ( Mountain Hydrangea )     
Part Shade     Zones 6, 7, 8, 9 Blue flowers
Hydrangea s. `Diadem' is an early selection of H. serrata made by Michael Haworth-Booth, the English nurseryman and author of a fine book on Hydrangeas. The flower-heads of this low shrub are small with very few sterile florets. Overall, they are rounded in shape. The sterile florets can vary in color from pink to blue but over time in our soil they have become blue.  June to September. bloom   32 in. x 32 in.

294-075D4     Hydrangea serrata 'Grayswood'     ( Mountain Hydrangea )     
Part Shade     Zones 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 White flowers
Hydrangea serrata 'Grayswood' is a tall lanky shrub with elegant lacecap flowers. The sterile florets are outward facing beginning white but turning red with age. Ultimately, once the plant has been pollinated, they face downward revealing their red reverses. The fertile florets are bright blue. Best in partial shade.  Early summer to midsummer. bloom   6 ft. x 5 ft.

294-117D4     Hydrangea serrata 'Grayswood Variegated'     ( Mountain Hydrangea )     
Sun, Part Shade     Zones 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 Blue/Blue flowers
Hydrangea serrata 'Grayswood Variegated' is a sport that we found in our gardens. Although the variegation is not uniform (sometimes it is gold mottled, sometimes splashed and sometimes all green or all gold), 'Grayswood' itself has such a large presence and such large leaves that any part of it that is gold can not fail to be of interest. The sizeable lace-cap flowers consist of pale blue to white sterile florets and blue fertile flowers. They are held on purple petioles.  Summer. bloom   6-8 ft. x 5 ft.

294-103D4     Hydrangea serrata 'Kiyosumi'     ( Mountain Hydrangea )     
Part Shade     Zones 6, 7, 8, 9 Pink flowers
Hydrangea serrata 'Kiyosumi' has pink lace cap flower heads that showcase the distinctive red edging around the sterile florets. The foliage also is distinctive with burgundy edging and very deep venation. Found on Mt. Kiyosumi in Japan.  Summer. bloom   3-4 ft.

294-103-1     Hydrangea serrata 'Kiyosumi'     ( Mountain Hydrangea )     
Part Shade     Zones 6, 7, 8, 9 Pink flowers
Hydrangea serrata 'Kiyosumi' has pink lace cap flower heads that showcase the distinctive red edging around the sterile florets. The foliage also is distinctive with burgundy edging and very deep venation. Found on Mt. Kiyosumi in Japan.  Summer. bloom   3-4 ft.

294-184-1     Hydrangea serrata 'Little Geisha'     ( Mountain Hydrangea )     
Part Shade     Zones 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 Light Blue/Pink flowers
This delightful recent cultivar is notable because it has uncharacteristic mop-head flowers while most of the other H. serrata selections have lace-cap flowers. Small rounded heads can be pink or blue, sometimes in the same head. The foliage has purple staining which is more pronounced in the autumn. Hydrangea s. `Little Geisha' is an ideal plant for a small garden or container.  Summer. bloom   3-4 ft. x 3-4 ft.

294-184D4     Hydrangea serrata 'Little Geisha'     ( Mountain Hydrangea )     
Part Shade     Zones 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 Light Blue/Pink flowers
This delightful recent cultivar is notable because it has uncharacteristic mop-head flowers while most of the other H. serrata selections have lace-cap flowers. Small rounded heads can be pink or blue, sometimes in the same head. The foliage has purple staining which is more pronounced in the autumn. Hydrangea s. `Little Geisha' is an ideal plant for a small garden or container.  Summer. bloom   3-4 ft. x 3-4 ft.

294-133D4     Hydrangea serrata 'Midoriboshi-Temari'     ( Mountain Hydrangea )     
Part Shade     Zones 6, 7, 8, 9 Pale Green White flowers
Found on Mt. Rokko near Kobe, Japan, Hydrangea serrata 'Midoriboshi-Temari' is a unusual plant. The pale green flowers form a sphere as the Japanese name suggests. Often these flowers have a green star shape within. Occasionally the flowers of Hydrangea s. `Midoriboshi-Temari' will be double.  Summer. bloom   4 ft.

294-086D4     Hydrangea serrata 'Miyama Yae-murasaki'     ( Mountain Hydrangea )     
Part Shade     Zones 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 Pink to Lavender flowers
Hydrangea serrata 'Miyama Yae-murasaki' is a gorgeous Japanese cultivar. Delicate, soft pink or lavender blue, fully doubled sterile florets surround a large boss of fertile florets. The entire floral head turns red in the autumn. As the sterile florets mature, their petioles lengthen giving the floral heads the appearance of exploding fireworks. Appreciates a partial shade situation.  Early summer to midsummer. bloom   5 ft. x 5 ft.

294-086-1     Hydrangea serrata 'Miyama Yae-murasaki'     ( Mountain Hydrangea )     
Part Shade     Zones 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 Pink to Lavender flowers
Hydrangea serrata 'Miyama Yae-murasaki' is a gorgeous Japanese cultivar. Delicate, soft pink or lavender blue, fully doubled sterile florets surround a large boss of fertile florets. The entire floral head turns red in the autumn. As the sterile florets mature, their petioles lengthen giving the floral heads the appearance of exploding fireworks. Appreciates a partial shade situation.  Early summer to midsummer. bloom   5 ft. x 5 ft.

294-140D4     Hydrangea serrata 'O Amacha Nishiki'     ( Mountain Hydrangea )     
Part Shade     Zones 6, 7, 8, 9 Pale Pink or Blue flowers
This Japanese selection of the woodland hydrangea has unique misted foliage that is quite dramatic The five-inch leaves are made even more dramatic by the contrasting pink leaf-petioles. The unusual foliage showcases the lacecap flowers which are pale lavender pink or blue. In autumn, the leaves on Hydrangea s. `O Amacha Nishiki' flush burgundy and red. Treat this as a specimen plant in the woodland garden. The Japanese name indicates that this is a "brocade sweet tea" hydrangea. The sweet tea or "amacha" hydrangea leaves have a sweet flavor when they are dried and processed. At one time, young girls celebrated Girls Day with tiny cups of this sweet tea.  Summer. bloom   3.5 ft. x 3.5 ft.

294-010D4     Hydrangea serrata 'Preziosa'     ( Mountain Hydrangea )     
Part Shade     Zones 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 Pink flowers
How do you praise this incredible shrub enough? Although Hydrangea serrata 'Preziosa' (G. Ahrends, 1961) is a H. serrata form, it bears small rounded mop head flowers that begin white, pale green, pink or lavender but mature through the season to an intense burgundy red. At the same time, the foliage is infused with burgundy. As the flowers deepen in color so does the foliage. By autumn the show is intense. Afternoon shade please. A Great Plant Picks selection.  Early summer to midsummer. bloom   5 ft. x 4 ft.

294-121D4     Hydrangea serrata 'Shichidanka'     ( Mountain Hydrangea )     
Part Shade     Zones 6, 7, 8, 9 Pink/Pale Lavender flowers
The Japanese name of Hydrangea s. `Shichidanka' means "seven levels" which perhaps describes the tiers of flowers of this graceful shrub or perhaps describes the seven stages that the flowers undergo as they transform from pastel to green to red-pink. The open, star-shaped, double sterile flowers are so remarkably lovely it is easy to see why this is such a crowd pleaser.  June to August. bloom   30 in. x 30 in.

294-122D4     Hydrangea serrata 'Woodlander'     ( Mountain Hydrangea )     
Part Shade     Zones 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 Pink or Blue flowers
Hydrangea serrata 'Woodlander' is a small shrub with a rounded habit. The color of the lace cap flower heads varies according to the soil. The leaves take on purple tones in the fall.  Summer. bloom   3.5 ft. x 5 ft.

294-087D4     Hydrangea serrata 'Yae no Amacha'     ( Mountain Hydrangea )     
Part Shade     Zones 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 Soft Pink or Blue flowers
The Japanese name indicates that this is a "double sweet tea" hydrangea. The term "yae" can indicate both partial and full doubling. In this case, the majority of the sterile florets have one additional sepal. Those florets that do not have the additional sepal appear to be slightly larger. The foliage is mid-green and only 4 to 4.5-inches long. The shrub is correspondingly of short stature. Although it is not large, it does not lack for ornamental interest because it continues to bloom throughout most of the summer. (With regard to the "sweet tea" hydrangeas, the leaves of some forms of H. serrata were used as a sweetener at one time in Japan. They were dried and cured and often used to make a sweet tea. Don't try eating the leaves. We have and they are very bitter.)  Summer. bloom   32 in. x 45 in.

294-135D4     Hydrangea 'Shirobana Gaku-ajisai'       
Part Shade     Zones 5, 6, 7, 8 White flowers
The very large rounded leaves on Hydrangea 'Shiro-gaku' ('Shirobana-gaku') are up to 6 inches across and 8 inches long. These are complemented by equally broad lacecap flowers of pure white, including both fertile and sterile flowers. As the sterile florets age and their petioles extend to send them facing the earth, their reverses also are white aging to a light green in late October. A lovely Japanese selection for the woodland garden.  Summer. bloom   6 ft. x 6 ft.

294-008D4     Hydrangea 'Soeur Therese'       
Part Shade     Zones 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 White flowers
The luscious creamy white flowers of Hydrangea 'Soeur Thérèse' do not hold up well in our sun. Give them an eastern or northern exposure to see the flowers age with the palest lavender blue wash. Seven-inch flower heads.  Early summer to midsummer. bloom   5 ft.

294-110-1     Hydrangea 'Souvenir de President Doumer'       
Part Shade     Zones 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 Multi-colored flowers
Hydrangea 'Souvenir de Président Doumer' (Cayeaux, 1932) bears a splendid blend of pink, blue and lavender-blue mop heads. The large 8-inch flower heads are densely packed with 1 1/4-inch wide sterile florets. This has grown to 3 feet in 2 years. Blooms on old and new wood.  Early summer to midsummer. bloom   3-4 ft. x 3-4 ft.

294-110D4     Hydrangea 'Souvenir de President Doumer'       
Part Shade     Zones 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 Multi-colored flowers
Hydrangea 'Souvenir de Président Doumer' (Cayeaux, 1932) bears a splendid blend of pink, blue and lavender-blue mop heads. The large 8-inch flower heads are densely packed with 1 1/4-inch wide sterile florets. This has grown to 3 feet in 2 years. Blooms on old and new wood.  Early summer to midsummer. bloom   3-4 ft. x 3-4 ft.

294-078D4     Hydrangea 'Sunset'       
Part Shade     Zones 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 Red flowers
The "sunset" effect doesn't occur for us, but Hydrangea 'Sunset' is a fine compact hydrangea which begins sky blue and fades to lavender by fall.  Early summer to midsummer. bloom   4 ft. x 3 ft.

294-078-1     Hydrangea 'Sunset'       
Part Shade     Zones 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 Red flowers
The "sunset" effect doesn't occur for us, but Hydrangea 'Sunset' is a fine compact hydrangea which begins sky blue and fades to lavender by fall.  Early summer to midsummer. bloom   4 ft. x 3 ft.

294-033D4     Hydrangea 'Supreme'       
Part Shade     Zones 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 Rose flowers
Hydrangea 'Supreme' ('Rose Supreme') (Pepinieres Thoby) is not rose in our acid soil. Although it begins a rosy lavender, it deepens here to a rich blue. Individual flowers are cupped. Explore the plant and you will find the stems are streaked in rose. Individual flower heads are 7-8 inches.  Early summer to midsummer. bloom   4-5 ft. x 4 ft.

294-017D4     Hydrangea 'Taube'       
Part Shade     Zones 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 Cobalt Blue flowers
When visitors approach our hydrangea patch, Hydrangea 'Taube'(Pigeon) is the first plant they talk about. The infertile florets are huge and cobalt blue and stand out so clearly against the sky blue fertile florets. The foliage is very wide and very green. No wonder they are talking. In our gardens it stays just under 5 ft. but could grow larger. Developed by the Federal Research Institute for Horticulture, Wadenswil, Switzerland, 1979.  Early summer to midsummer. bloom   5 ft. x 4 ft.

294-017-1     Hydrangea 'Taube'       
Part Shade     Zones 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 Cobalt Blue flowers
When visitors approach our hydrangea patch, Hydrangea 'Taube'(Pigeon) is the first plant they talk about. The infertile florets are huge and cobalt blue and stand out so clearly against the sky blue fertile florets. The foliage is very wide and very green. No wonder they are talking. In our gardens it stays just under 5 ft. but could grow larger. Developed by the Federal Research Institute for Horticulture, Wadenswil, Switzerland, 1979.  Early summer to midsummer. bloom   5 ft. x 4 ft.

294-044D4     Hydrangea 'Todi'       
Part Shade     Zones 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 Lilac Blue flowers
Hydrangea 'Tödi' (Kobel & Schutz) is best suited for less acid soil. Our 'Tödi' blooms with a lilac blue cast. The individual florets are so huge and papery that we suspect the plant needs more protection from the sun. Nice large foliage for a smaller plant. Developed by the Federal Research Institute for Horticulture, Wadenswil, Switzerland, 1952.  Early summer to midsummer. bloom   3 ft. x 3 ft.

294-018-1     Hydrangea 'Tokyo Delight'       
Part Shade     Zones 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 Pink/Cream flowers
Hydrangea 'Tokyo Delight' bears pink and cream and is a youthful, pleasing color combination. Here, the creamy white infertile florets slowly mature to burgundy around bright pink fertile florets.  Early summer to midsummer. bloom   6 ft.

294-080D4     Hydrangea 'Tovelit'       
Part Shade     Zones 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 Pink flowers
Hydrangea 'Tovelit' is a low growing mop head with clusters of star shaped sterile florets which give this plant its charm. Once again, in our acidic soil, this does not tend to be pink but more mauve going to burgundy.  Summer. bloom   3 ft. x 3 ft.

294-081D4     Hydrangea 'Trophee'       
Part Shade     Zones 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 Blue flowers
The blue heads of Hydrangea 'Trophée' ('Trophy') (Lemoine, 1915) mature to lilac blue. Overall, the flower heads are smaller and composed of smaller flowers than many of our blues. Seems to hold up well in our sun. Nice broad green foliage on a smaller shrub.  Early summer to midsummer. bloom   3-4 ft. x 3 ft.

294-051D4     Hydrangea 'Veitchii'       
Part Shade     Zones 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 White flowers
Hydrangea 'Veitchii' is a classic Japanese cultivar with broad, dark green foliage and plentiful large white lacecap inflorescences which turn a rose-pink in autumn. It can become quite wide with age.  Early summer to midsummer. bloom   6 ft. x 12 ft.

294-003D4     Hydrangea villosa       
Sun, Part Shade     Zones 7, 8, 9 Lilac/Violet Blue flowers
Over the years we have come to regard Hydrangea villosa highly as it has grown from a nice-sized shrub to a small, elegant tree. Nearby, we grow a taller shrub from the same section of Hydrangea, Hydrangea aspera subsp. robusta. This lives up to its suspecies name with extremely large, woolly leaves and large lace-cap flowers. On the other hand, Hydrangea villosa has leaves that are smaller and narrower, in scale with a smaller shrub. Its bloom begins several weeks after H. aspera. Hydrangea villosa's flowers are not so muted as H. aspera's. Its fertile flowers are a bright violet blue show-cased by a lacy circle of pale lilac sterile flowers.  Mid- to late summer. bloom   12 ft. x 10 ft.

294-050D4     Hydrangea 'Wave Hill'       
Part Shade     Zones 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 Blue flowers
The foliage of Hydrangea 'Wave Hill' is a blend of green, chartreuse and cream. Not so arresting at first glance as H. 'Lemon Wave,' its subtler beauty may be more suitable for a peaceful garden. Similar in flower to H. m. v. 'Mariesii'.  Early summer to midsummer. bloom   5 ft. x 5 ft.

294-050-1     Hydrangea 'Wave Hill'       
Part Shade     Zones 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 Blue flowers
The foliage of Hydrangea 'Wave Hill' is a blend of green, chartreuse and cream. Not so arresting at first glance as H. 'Lemon Wave,' its subtler beauty may be more suitable for a peaceful garden. Similar in flower to H. m. v. 'Mariesii'.  Early summer to midsummer. bloom   5 ft. x 5 ft.

294-082-1     Hydrangea 'Weidner's Blue'       
Sun, Part Shade     Zones 7, 8, 9 Blue flowers
Hydrangea 'Weidner's Blue' bears beautiful large lacecap flowers on a large shrub. The foliage is also large and turns exceptionally red and gold in the fall.  Summer. bloom   6 ft. x 8 ft.

294-082D4     Hydrangea 'Weidner's Blue'       
Sun, Part Shade     Zones 7, 8, 9 Blue flowers
Hydrangea 'Weidner's Blue' bears beautiful large lacecap flowers on a large shrub. The foliage is also large and turns exceptionally red and gold in the fall.  Summer. bloom   6 ft. x 8 ft.

795-001D4     Hymenanthera alpina       
Sun, Part Shade     Zones 8, 9, 10 White flowers
New Zealand. We grow Hymenanthera alpina for the complex layering of near-naked branches and the bounty of persistant white berries that decorate those branches. The sparse foliage is dark green and yew-like spiralling in a loose arrangement down the branches. The branches are ash gray and very visible. Although we were told this requires male and female plants to bear fruit, that has not proven to be true. We have grown this successfully in a low water gravel border and in a dry part shade setting.  Early summer. bloom   6 ft. x 3 ft.

295-008D4     Hypericum 'Hidcote'       
Sun     Zones 6, 7, 8, 9 Gold Yellow flowers
Hypericum 'Hidcote' is one of the best-known forms of this mid-sized shrub with rich green foliage and large golden flowers. Semi-evergreen.  Summer to fall. bloom   4 ft. x 5 ft.

295-010D4     Hypericum inodorum 'Albury Purple'       
Sun, Part Shade     Zones 7, 8, 9 Yellow flowers
The sensational new red-purple foliage of Hypericum x inodorum 'Albury Purple' greens a bit as it ages. The yellow flowers produce red berries which eventually turn black. Highly ornamental.  Summer. bloom   4 ft.

295-014D4     Hypericum inodorum 'Elstead'       
Sun, Part Shade     Zones 7, 8, 9 Yellow flowers
Hypericum x inodorum 'Elstead' is one of our most requested plants. Semi-evergreen shrub with brilliant yellow flowers which are followed by elongated coral pink fruits persisting from summer to fall.  Summer to fall. bloom   2.5 ft. x 2.5 ft.

295-012D4     Hypericum inodorum 'Glacier'       
Sun, Part Shade     Zones 7, 8, 9 Yellow flowers
Hypericum x inodorum 'Glacier' produces irregular white variegation on the green and pink leaves. Yellow flowers produce dark fruits.  Summer to fall. bloom   4 ft. x 4 ft.

295-013D4     Hypericum inodorum 'Summergold'       
Sun, Part Shade     Zones 7, 8, 9 Yellow flowers
The yellow-gold young foliage of Hypericum x inodorum 'Summergold' is splotched lime green as it matures. The leaves will tolerate our Pacific NW sun, but it is perhaps best used to lighten up a part shade situation.  Summer to fall. bloom   4 ft. x 4 ft.

295-007     Hypericum olympicum       
Sun, Part Shade     Zones 6, 7, 8 Deep Yellow flowers
Greece, Turkey. Hypericum olympicum is an upright deciduous shrub with gray green foliage. Large 2 1/2-inch star flowers.  Summer. bloom   10 in. x 24 in.


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