HYDRANGEA

Commonly known as Hortensia

All 2 year old plants. Hydrangeas flower pink or red on an alkaline (lime) soil. They flower blue or purple on an acid (peaty) soil. White varieties remain constant especially in semi-shade. We recommend the use of Hydrangea blueing agent for all blue varieties. Due to the difficulties of growing blue Hydrangeas in pots, the first flush of flowers may flower pink. All Flower JUL-OCT.

Colour-changing mopheads and lacecaps in shades of pink, white and blue from early summer to late autumn and delicate skeletons of flower through the winter.

Cones of white from paniculata and bronze and purple foliage from quercifolia.

Genus of 80 or more species of deciduous and evergreen shrubs and climbers. They originate from woodland in eastern Asia and North and South America.

The larger, showier flowers on flat, domed or conical flower heads are sterile, the smaller, fertile flowers are usually found in the centre. The climbers are suitable for a shady wall or fence and mature specimens provide shelter for insects.

Paniculata species attract insects as they have fertile flowers amongst the sterile ones.

Further Reading....
  • Deciduous
  • Evergreen
  • Semi-evergreen
    Keeps some of its foliage all year, and will drop some leaves as well.
  • Climber
    Some of these climbing plants will need trellis or wire supports if grown on walls or fences. Other grow aerial roots and are self-clinging
  • Medium shrub
    Typically grow to around 4-6 feet in height
  • Tall Shrub
  • Additional Features
    Good to know
    Introduced by Sir Joseph Banks from a Chinese garden. Originally named H. hortensis which gave rise to the old name 'Hortensia' . Now H. macrophylla (common hydrangea) is divided into 2 groups, Lacecaps and Hortensias(mopheads). Acid soils with a pH of less than 5.5 produce blue flowers; those above, pink. Neutral soils can be influenced by blueing compound. White flowers are not affected by pH value.
    Place of origin
    Eastern Asia, North and South America.
  • Burncoose Specialities
    Hydrangeas
  • Soil Conditions
    Neutral to acid soil
    Acid soils will produce blue/purple
    Neutral to alkaline soil
    Alkaline will produce pink/red flowers.
  • Toxic - Category C
    May cause skin allergy
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HYDRANGEA aspera Kawakamii Group

HYDRANGEA aspera Kawakamii Group

Hortensia

deep violet fertile flowers and white or pink ray florets. Late season flowering

 
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HYDRANGEA aspera 'Rosemary Foster'

Hortensia

Lacecap - mauve-blue flowers and compact habit

 
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HYDRANGEA paniculata 'Early Harry'

HYDRANGEA paniculata 'Early Harry'

Hortensia

one of the earliest flowering paniculatas. Cream flowers ageing to pinkish-purple on red stems

 
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HYDRANGEA paniculata 'Grandiflora'

HYDRANGEA paniculata 'Grandiflora'

Hortensia

large panicles of numerous white sterile florets in summer and autumn becoming deep pink

 
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HYDRANGEA paniculata 'Kyushu'

HYDRANGEA paniculata 'Kyushu'

Hortensia

long pointed panicles with star-like flowers, erect growing

 
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HYDRANGEA paniculata 'Limelight'

HYDRANGEA paniculata 'Limelight'

Hortensia

large panicles of numerous white sterile florets in summer and autumn becoming deep pink

 
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HYDRANGEA paniculata 'Little Lime'

HYDRANGEA paniculata 'Little Lime'

Hortensia

compact habit with lime-green cone-shaped flowers, fading to creamy white and ageing to pink

 
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HYDRANGEA paniculata 'Phantom'

HYDRANGEA paniculata 'Phantom'

Hortensia

cream coloured plume-shaped flowers which should be pruned in the spring

 
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HYDRANGEA paniculata 'Pink Diamond'

HYDRANGEA paniculata 'Pink Diamond'

Hortensia

flowers are white turning pinkish later

 
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HYDRANGEA paniculata 'Polar Bear'

HYDRANGEA paniculata 'Polar Bear'

Hortensia

large, conical panicles, lime-green, turning white then pink

 
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HYDRANGEA paniculata 'Skyfall'

HYDRANGEA paniculata 'Skyfall'

Hortensia

large conical white flower clusters becoming pink-flushed as they age. Comparatively large individual florets

 
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HYDRANGEA paniculata 'Tardiva'

HYDRANGEA paniculata 'Tardiva'

Hortensia

dainty flowers in ray-shaped florets, short stiff erect branches, later flowering

 
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HYDRANGEA paniculata 'Unique'

HYDRANGEA paniculata 'Unique'

Hortensia

similar to 'Grandiflora' but with even larger flowerheads

 
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HYDRANGEA paniculata 'Vanille Fraise'

HYDRANGEA paniculata 'Vanille Fraise'

Hortensia

white flowers which change to dark red very early in the summer

 
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HYDRANGEA paniculata 'Wim's Red'

HYDRANGEA paniculata 'Wim's Red'

Hortensia

flowers open white in July, turn pink by August and turn an unmistakable dark red in September. A sensational new introduction

 
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