Hydrangea is a well-loved garden and pot plant, especially because of it tremendously abundant flowering. What's more, Hydrangea is a trouble-free plant which brings beautiful colours to your garden. The Hydrangea as a garden plant is available from March till September. High season is April till August when the plants are readily available.
Hydrangeas come in a huge range of colours including white, various shades of pink, red and blue. There are also bicoloured varieties in pink and white and blue and white. Most varieties of Hydrangeas change colour as the flowers age. For example they can change from pink to dark green or from cream to white and then to pale green. Hydrangea keeps surprising you!
The best known Hydrangea is perhaps the Hydrangea macrophylla. The mopheads have a distinct dome form as flower.
Members of the lacecap group have flat flower heads made up of a central cluster surrounded by florets. The outer ring of florets draws insects towards the fertile inner cluster of florets.
Hydrangea paniculata differs from the other Hydrangea varieties by its long plumes and vertical growth.