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 serrata 'Blue Deckle'

HYDRANGEA serrata 'Blue Deckle'

Hortensia

compact and slow growing clear blue to pink lacecap flowers

 
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HYDRANGEA serrata 'Grayswood'

HYDRANGEA serrata 'Grayswood'

Hortensia

blue centre and outer florets deep crimson

 
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HYDRANGEA serrata 'Kiyosumi'

HYDRANGEA serrata 'Kiyosumi'

Hortensia

pinkish-white flowers with white florets tinged and edged red

 
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HYDRANGEA serrata 'Tiara'

HYDRANGEA serrata 'Tiara'

Hortensia

sterile flowers open blue and turn mauve-pink. Foliage purple in full sun

 
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HYDRANGEA serrata 'Veerle'

HYDRANGEA serrata 'Veerle'

Hortensia

begins flowering in May and continues till September. Pink or blue lacecap depending on the soil with the colour intensifying to deep purple as the flower ages. Excellent autumn colour

 
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HYDRANGEA serrata 'Yae-No-Amacha'

HYDRANGEA serrata 'Yae-No-Amacha'

Hortensia

The name means 'Double Sweet Pea'. The sterile florets are double and a delicate pinkish-white

 
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