Hydrangeas are one of the most beloved plants in our gardens and for good reason—they are gorgeous. Many gardeners have questions about pruning, colour changes (pink or blue), basic care, transplanting, and how to get stubborn ones to bloom. This simple guide describes the 6 basic types of hydrangeas, so you can know which ones you are growing and how to best care for them.
Found in the US National Arboretum, this stunning Hydrangea’s white blooms quickly change to pink, followed by a ruby-red in the late season. The oak-like leaves add extra drama to this easy-to-grow variety. (Hydrangea quercifolia)
Individually, plants can be beautiful. Paired masterfully, they’re magnificent! So put spiky plants next to mounding plants. Marry big-leaved plants with small-leaved ones. Combine contrasting colors that brighten each other. Accent your plantings with pots, globes, colored bottles, sculpture—