Check out some of the new varieties of hydrangeas available this summer.
Large, rounded clusters of spoon-shaped pink or lavender flowers is what you get with this showy hydrangea! With glossy, deep green leaves, this hydrangea is ideal as an accent plant. Plant in sun or shade.
Endless Summer Bloomstruck (macrophylla)
Bloomstruck is the newest addition to the Endless Summer Collection of re-blooming hydrangeas! Like all Endless Summer varieties, Bloomstruck will boast big, beautiful blooms all summer long, measuring 3.5 – 5″ across. This is a color changing hydrangea, so you can adjust the pH levels of your soil to change the color from pink to blue. Plant in sun to shade.
Firelight is the new standard of hardy hydrangeas. Its upright panicles are packed with pure white blooms in the summer and transition to pomegranate pink in late summer to fall. Its thick, sturdy stems hold up the beautiful flowers so they are prominently displayed in the garden. Firelight is also a dwarf variety, growing 5 – 6’ tall and wide. An exceptional landscape shrub for foundation planting or back of the border! Plant in full to partial shade.
Garnet, Ocean and Revolution (macrophylla)
New to the Everlasting series of hydrangeas is Garnet, Ocean and Revolution.
Garnet is a carefree and stunning plant. Flowering in early summer, the blooms are hot pink when planted in alkaline or neutral soil. In acidic soil, it will produce blue to violet colored blooms. As they mature, the blooms change into the classic look of bright lime green with pink edges. With a backdrop of glossy dark green foliage, flowers grow on old and new wood. Plant in full sun to full shade.
Ocean has large flowers with fringed soft pink or pale lilac petals. Gradually, the petals transform bright lime with vivid pink edges. Ocean is a re-blooming, ultra-compact hydrangea that’s great for borders. It’s bred with stems ultra-sturdy, making it perfect for fresh cut flower arranging. Plant in full sun to full shade.
Revolution has incredible color! As the flower matures, you’ll see combinations of deep pink, maroon and blue with green highlights. Every color can be displayed at once, creating an unforgettable look! Revolution is heavy-blooming as well, with a generous encore in autumn. Plant in full sun to full shade.
L.A. Dreamin’ (macrophylla)
The best of both worlds, L.A. Dreamin’ blooms pink and blue on new and old wood. L.A. Dreamin’ blooms all season and as the plant matures, you’re more likely to see multiple colors. Standing 4’ tall and wide and grown in full sun to part shade, L.A. Dreamin’ will show her true colors from June until Fall.
Ruby Slippers (quercifolia)
A burst of fiery color, Ruby Slippers is a show-stopping hydrangea. With large flower clusters, this hydrangea blooms white, ages to a deep pink against a backdrop of dark green foliage. The elegant dark green foliage turns a brilliant burgundy color in the fall. Its compact form is well suited for small landscapes and can be used in mass plantings, hedges and mixed borders. Plant in shade to sun.
Strawberry Sundae (paniculata)
A delectable treat in the garden, Strawberry Sundae is an irresistible combination: big blooms on a compact shrub. These particular flowers open creamy white, soft pink, and finally a strawberry red in the fall. Blooms summer to fall. Great as cut flowers and loves full sun, but will work in part sun.
Availability will vary by store. Learn more about hydrangeas here.