Hydrangeas are one of the most beloved and popular flowering plants in the country. With their large, showy blooms and their ability to thrive in a variety of different environments, sun, or shade, it’s no wonder they’re a favorite of gardeners and flower enthusiasts alike. Hydrangeas large blooms bring elegance and beauty to any yard. There are about 75 species of hydrangeas, and over 600 names cultivars so we have highlighted the most popular types of hydrangeas we use today:
Endless Summer: One of the reasons why hydrangeas are so special is that they come in a wide range of colors, including pink, blue, white, and purple. This makes them a versatile choice for any garden or floral arrangement, as they can be used to create a variety of different color schemes and moods. Endless Summer flowers change color depending on the acidity of your soil. Because our soil in Wisconsin is not acidic, it will be pink. If you are looking for a blue flower, add sulfur to your soil.
Another popular option are panicle hydrangeas: There are so many options for this sun loving shrub but a popular one in our area is the Vanilla Strawberry. Panicle hydrangeas are easy to grow so if you are a beginner gardener, this may be the type of plant for you!
Other popular types of panicle hydrangeas are Fire Light, which blooms white but turns into a vibrant red or Little Lime or Little Quick Fire which we use a lot for our clients. Learn more about panicle hydrangeas here: https://www.provenwinners.com/panicle-hydrangeas
Oak Leaf: Named after the shape of the foliage, which looks like an oak leaf, During the summer this option has dark green foliage but turns a beautiful orange red in the fall. The flowers start white but turn pink. The amazing thing about this one is that the flower heads dry out and stays on during the winter and the beautiful bark is fully exposed, adding texture to your landscape even when dormant and attracts wildlife to your landscape.
Hydrangeas are known for their hardiness and resilience. They can tolerate a wide range of soil types and environmental conditions, and they’re able to withstand both drought and heavy rain. This makes them a great choice for gardeners who want a beautiful, low-maintenance plant that will thrive in almost any setting. Analyze your landscape and see which hydrangea can be the right option for your garden!