Plant Geeking: New Hydrangeas

If you don’t know, you soon will. I am obsessed with hydrangeas.

Obsessed.

Here are a few, new hydrangeas I’m hoping to get in my garden this spring.

Paraplu hydrangea from Spring Meadows NurseryParaplu™ hydrangea on Spring Meadow Nursery
What I love: Doubled florets! They are gorgeous. And this shrub is suppose to stay under 3 feet tall and wide. Learn more here.

Tiny Tuff Stuff hydrangea from Spring Meadow Nursery
Tiny Tuff Stuff hydrangea
What I love: Reblooming. blue lacecap variety growing barely 2 feet tall. Perfect for the edge of my hydrangea bed. Learn more here.

Gatsby’s Star Oakleaf hydrangea from Proven Winners
Gatsbys Star™ - Oakleaf hydrangea
What I love: Panicle hydrangeas keep getting cooler and cooler. It started with the Limelight hydrangea and they just keep getting garden play! What I really love about this variety is again — the double florets. Also, this year, I’m crushing on white flowers. It’s a fresh, neutral color I think my garden needs more of. Learn more here.

Incrediball hydrangea from Proven Winners
Incrediball® - Smooth Hydrangea
What I love: So speaking of white. This hot-head is sure to make an impact in my garden with blooms reaching upwards of 12 inches across! While this isn’t a new variety for 2013, I’m finally coming around to appreciating it. Probably has something to do with its color. Learn more here.

Nantucket Blue Hydrangea from Garden Debut
Nantucket Blue™ Hydrangea from Garden Debut
What I love: Truth-be-told, I’m loving this hydrangea because Garden Debut is behind its production and I’ve got a soft spot for them. I have no doubt it will be a knockout in the garden. And of course — who doesn’t love blue hydrangeas?!? Learn more here.

Do you have a favorite hydrangea? Please share! I can always find room for one — or several more.
See more fun plants on my Pinterest board: Plant Geek.

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One Response to Plant Geeking: New Hydrangeas

  1. Ilex verticullata, a native holly, is one of my favorite plants. I LOVE IT! Anyway, I bought two. You have to have male and female to get berries. The male, quite appropriately is named ‘Jim Dandy’ and is very low key obviously with no berries. However, he did his work, or at least the pollinators did. The female is full of berries. In addition, and this is the really cool news, there is another very large shrub in my garden which I inherited from a previous owner. I knew it was deciduous but I couldn’t figure out what it was. It was so blah that I pruned it back bigtime last spring and was even thinking of taking it down. It had flowers which were very inconsipicuous. Now, at the end of summer, it is full of berries…amazing, my own very large Ilex verticullata, commonly know as winter berry. When everything else is colorless and bear and bleak, it is in its shining glory. Continuing to love this tree like shrub, I’m now a total convert to the amazing wonder of pollination. Now, rush out and get one, but make sure you get two…male and female. I love Jim Dandy.

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