Hydrangeas

Hydrangeas are a large part of our growing operation. At a separate location in Mattapoisett, we produce containerized Hydrangeas in 3, 5, 7, 10 and 15 gallon containers with a focus on remontant (flowering on new wood) varieties such as Penny Mac, Endless Summer and Proven Winners Varieties. We also grow many older varieties such as Nikko Blue that have stood the test of time and perform well in our climate. Panicle, Climbing and Oakleaf Hydrangeas are also offered.

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Hydrangea anomala var. petiolaris.

Hydrangea anomala var. petiolaris. Better known as climbing hydrangea.
An elegant vine with glossy dark green leaves and white lacecap flowers in June. Very nice climbing on a tree or a brick wall. Also can be utilized as a groundcover. Slow to establish but can grow to 30’ once established.

Hydrangea arborescens ‘Annabelle’.

Hydrangea arborescens ‘Annabelle’. H. arborescens produce flowers on new growth. In fact, many gardners cut ‘Annabelle’ back severely each spring to encourage dense growth and increase flowering. Giant white flowers measure up to 10” across. Can be grown in zones 3 and 4 where H. macrophylla will not reliably flower. Grows to 6-7’ tall.

Hydrangea arborescens ‘Incrediball’

Hydrangea arborescens ‘Incrediball’. A Proven Winners Color Choice variety. Very similar to H. Annabelle with larger flowers and strong upright stems.

Hydrangea arborescens ‘Incrediball Blush’

Hydrangea arborescens ‘Incrediball Blush’ A Proven Winners Color Choice variety. Large blush-pink blooms on sturdy stems. Flowers age to green. Grows 4-5’ tall.

Hydrangea arborescens ‘Invincibelle Limetta’

Hydrangea arborescens ‘Invincibelle Limetta’.  A Proven Winners Color Choice variety. A small mounded variety with dark green foliage and round flower heads that emerge lime green, lighten to soft greenish-white then age to green again. Grows to 2-1/2’-3’.

Hydrangea arborescens ‘Invincibelle Mini Mauvette’

Hydrangea arborescens ‘Invincibelle Mini Mauvette’. A Proven Winners Color Choice variety. Similar to Invincibelle Limetta but with mauve-purple flower heads. Compact mounded habit to 3’ tall.

Hydrangea arborescens 'Invincibelle Garnetta'

Make hydrangea season last even longer with Invincibelle Garnetta® hydrangea. The newest member of our award-winning series of Hydrangea arborescens, Invincibelle Garnetta offers deep garnet-hued buds that open into lush pink blooms. It flowers a bit later than others in the series, which makes it an ideal season-extender and companion to the other fabulous varieties in the series.

Hydrangea arborescens 'Invincibelle Lace'

The first ever smooth hydrangea with gorgeous plum-purple lacecap flowers and dark ruby hued stems. Its elegant coloring and graceful habit fit in perfectly with gardens where the style is loose and informal. Everyone wins – you get a reliably blooming plant and pollinators get a great meal!Top reasons to grow Invincibelle Lace® hydrangea:- Plum purple florets are both pretty AND beneficial to pollinators.- Strong ruby red stems are a feature of their own.- Looks incredible in informal style gardens, providing year-round interest.

Hydrangea arborescens 'Invincibelle Ruby'

A Proven Winners Color Choice variety. The first red flowered H.arborescens. Dark red buds open to two toned ruby-red and silver-pink blooms. A strong rebloomer if cut back after first bloom. Compact habit to 3-4′

Hydrangea arborescens 'Invincibelle Spirit II'

An improved version of the original pink ‘Annabelle’ hydrangea. Invincibelle Spirit II hydrangea represents the best in full-sized pink ‘Annabelle’ hydrangeas. It offers handsome, dark green foliage, sturdy, strong stems that prevent flopping, and large blooms of deep pink that age to an attractive green. Plus, it reblooms, delivering waves of fresh flowers through autumn. This North American native hydrangea grows over a huge range of the US and Canada, thriving in chilly USDA zone 3 as well as in steamy zone 8.

Hydrangea arborescens 'Invincibelle Wee White'

Hydrangea arborescens ‘Invincibelle Wee White’. A Proven Winners Color Choice variety. A very dwarf hydrangea growing to about 2′ tall and wide. Blooms emerge a soft pink then turn to white and age to green. Will rebloom if cut back after first bloom.

Hydrangea macrophylla 'All Summer Beauty'.

Hydrangea macrophylla ‘All Summer Beauty’. A very reliable hydrangea here in southeastern Massachusetts. Sky-blue flowers are produced on a vigorously growing shrub that will reach about 6 feet in height. This hydrangea shows some ability to produce flowers on new wood, so some repeat flowering occurs all summer long!

Hydrangea macrophylla 'Alpenglow'.

Hydrangea macrophylla ‘Alpenglow’.  One of the best and most reliable varieties we grow. Shiny deep green foliage on a compact full plant. Produces abundant red mophead blooms. Flowers will be purple in acid soils or if aluminum sulfate is added. Grows to 3-4′ tall and wide.

Hydrangea macrophylla 'Ayesha'.

Hydrangea macrophylla ‘Ayesha’. Sometimes called tha popcorn hydrangea because the open blooms resemble partially open popcorn kernels. A vigorous grower with glossy green foliage. A bit on the tender side as flowers are produced only on the terminal buds and these can be damaged by frosts. Plant in warmer protected areas.

Hydrangea macrophylla 'Blue Wave'

Hydrangea macrophylla ‘Blue Wave’ . A classic cool blue lacecap hydrangea with glossy green foliage. A vigorous grower to about 5′ tall. Will grow quite wide if given space.

Hydrangea macrophylla 'Early Sensation'

Hydrangea macrophylla ‘Early Sensation’. A Great Scapes favorite! Compact growing to 4′. In New England soils Early Sensation produces vibrant blue flowers over clean heavy textured foliage. Blooms tend to be a little flatter than most macrophyllas. It has proven to be a very reliable hydrangea.

Hydrangea macrophylla 'Bailmer' 'Endless Summer' Plant Pat. # 15298.

Hydrangea macrophylla ‘Bailmer’ ‘Endless Summer’ Plant Pat. # 15298. This is the plant that revolutionized the hydrangea world. Discovered by plantsman Michael Dirr it has the ability to continuously produce blooms on new growth. Regardless of severe winters or late frosts it will always produce flowers. Several other hydrangeas have since been discovered that share this reblooming trait.

Hydrangea macrophylla 'Endless Summer Bloomstruck'

Hydrangea macrophylla ‘Endless Summer Bloomstruck’. Our favorite Endless Summer Hydrangea and certainly the strongest rebloomer. Parentage includes both H. macrophylla and H. serrata. The H. serrata give this plant better cold hardiness than any other macrophylla variety. Even if killed to the ground it will be heavily budded by late summer. Flower color varies from deep rose to violet-blue depending on soil acidity. Grows to 4′ and seems to sppreciate a little late day shade.

Hydrangea macrophylla 'Endless Summer Twist and Shout'

Hydrangea macrophylla ‘Endless Summer Twist and Shout’. A real rebloomimg powerhouse. Provides blue lace-cap blooms right up until frost. Seems to suffer some dieback each winter but makes up for it with spectacular fall performance. 3-4′ tall and wide. Red stems add interest.

Hydrangea macrophylla 'Enziandom'

Hydrangea macrophylla ‘Enziandom’. Also known as Gentian Dome. The most vivid blue hydrangea we grow. Unfortunately not as bud hardy as other macrophyllas. Does well in well protected sites. Tends to be weak stemmed in a container but is a real showstopper when established in the landscape. Grows to about 4′ tall and wide.

Hydrangea macrophylla 'Let's Dance Blue Jangles'

Hydrangea macrophylla ‘Let’s Dance Blue Jangles’. A Proven Winners Color Choice Variety.
A compact reblooming hydrangea growing to about 2′ Blue mophead blooms in acid soils. Has not proven to be as strong a rebloomer as advertised but still a nice compact plant for a tight spot.

Hydrangea macrophylla Let's Dance ¡Arriba!

Don’t blink! This cute little shrub will grow to maturity and fill out within a couple seasons. Let’s Dance ¡Arriba! is one of the most prolifically flowering, fastest-growing reblooming hydrangeas we’ve seen! Its flower color is dependent on the soil pH, but no matter what type of soil you have, you can depend on brilliant color. As seen in our “Headturner” ad. Top reasons to grow Let’s Dance ¡Arriba! hydrangea:- Large, dense flowers have strong color in any type of soil.- Blooms look gorgeous well into fall, aging to soft mauve!- Fills in and grows to maturity quite quickly.

Hydrangea macrophylla 'Let's Dance Big Band'

Strike up the band – Let’s Dance Big Band hydrangea is here!An endless drive for improvement is what motivates our big-leaf hydrangea breeding, so for us to make a new introduction, a plant has to be signficantly better than what’s already available. That’s why Let’s Dance Big Band hydrangea has been added to the line: it combines bodaciously big mophead flowers with pure, true colors (pink in neutral/basic conditions, blue in acidic conditions) on a plant that survives winter better and reblooms better. That means more flowers, from the beginning of hydrangea season until the snowflakes fly!

Hydrangea macrophylla 'Let's Dance Can Do'

One look at Let’s Dance Can Do hydrangea tells you it’s beautiful – but there’s more to this innovative new hydrangea than that. It has the unique ability to create flower buds along the entire length of the stem instead of only at the top like other big-leaf hydrangeas. That means that even if winter does its worst and kills back a portion of the plant, there will still be flower buds to open in early summer. It’s also what makes Let’s Dance Can Do hardy to USDA zone 4 – not only will it survive in such a cold area, it will actually bloom there!

Let’s Dance Can Do also reblooms quicker than others: in other words, you won’t have to wait until fall to see the new flowers. And about those flowers! They are lacecaps, but the size and quantity of the showy sterile florets obscures the tiny fertile florets. Flowers are a luscious strawberry pink in neutral/alkaline soils and a lovely lavender in acidic ones.

Hydrangea macrophylla 'Mathilda Gutges'

Hydrangea macrophylla ‘Mathilda Gutges’. A favorite of our friends at Hydrangea Farm Nursery on Nantucket. A medium growing hydrangea that produces deep blue, ( in acid soils), mophead flowers. Does best in a sheltered spot with a bit of shade. A real blooming machine if it is properly sited.

Hydrangea macrophylla 'Let's Dance Rave'

Hydrangea macrophylla ‘Let’s Dance Rave’. A Proven Winner Color Choice Variety.
A good rebloomer. Blooms range from deep pink in alkaline soils to deep violet-purple in acid soils. A compact plant to about 3′

Hydrangea macrophylla 'Let's Dance Rhythmic Blue'

Hydrangea macrophylla ‘Let’s Dance Rhythmic Blue’. A Proven Winners Color Choice Variety.
A real winner in our experience. Strong reblooming and vigorous growth habit. Advertised at 1-2′ tall but we think it will reach closer to 3′ at least. Very sturdy stems and strong flowers.

Hydrangea macrophylla 'Penny Mac'

Hydrangea macrophylla ‘Penny Mac’. Discovered by Penny MacHenry who was a founder of the American Hydrangea Society. Very similar to ‘Endless Summer’ in habit. Hydrangea breeders are having good luck with Penny Mac crosses and we will be seeing some great new hydrangeas introduced from Penny Mac parentage in the coming years.

Hydrangea macrophylla 'Wee Bit Giddy'

Wee Bit Giddy hydrangea will put a smile on your face – not just because it’s absolutely beautiful (though it is!), but because this durable, handsome plant was developed specifically for improved performance in your garden. Intense red flower color and neat, dwarf habit. Outstanding performance in the landscape, even in USDA zones 5 and 6.

Hydrangea paniculata 'Wee Bit Grumpy'

Don’t be fooled by its curmudgeonly name: Wee Bit Grumpy hydrangea will put a smile on your face! Like its sister plant, Wee Bit Giddy hydrangea, it was selected for its combination of pure, intense, saturated flower color and outstanding landscape performance. And its color is really something you must see to believe: in acidic soils, its big, full blooms take on a moody, dramatic deep purple-blue. They appear amid a neat, tidy mound of compact foliage that resists disease and stands up better to cold weather than conventional hydrangeas.

Hydrangea macrophylla 'Nikko Blue'

Hydrangea macrophylla ‘Nikko Blue’. A time tested favorite here in souteastern Massachusetts. Sky blue mophead flowers on a vigorous plant with pale green foliage. Great at the seashore. A very reliable bloomer. Grows to 6′ tall

Hydrangea serrata 'Coreula Lace'

Hydrangea serrata ‘Coreula Lace’. This is also known locally as the ‘Nantucket Lacecap’ hydrangea. A common sight on Cape Cod and the Islands, this vigorous grower blooms prolifically from summer through fall. Flowers may be pink but are usually blue in acid New England soils. Upright habit to 6′ tall.

Hydrangea paniculata 'Bobo'

Hydrangea paniculata ‘Bobo’. A Proven Winners Color Choice Variety. A petite plant covered in white flowers in summer. Great for containers or small gardens.

Hydrangea paniculata 'Limelight'

Hydrangea paniculata ‘Limelight’. A Proven Winners/Color Choice variety. Lime-green cone shaped flowers produced aplenty on a very vigorous shrub growing to 6-8′ Very easy to grow even in zone 3 and 4. Trim in spring for fuller growth.

Hydrangea paniculata 'Limelight Prime'

The next generation of ‘Limelight’ is here! Introducing Limelight Prime® hydrangea. In a very short time, Limelight hydrangea became one of the most popular plants ever – but that doesn’t mean that there wasn’t room for improvement. So we’ve spent years developing this new selection that does everything better than the original, from bud to bloom and beyond.

Hydrangea paniculata 'Little Lime'

Hydrangea paniculata ‘Little Lime’. A new dwarf form of the ever popular ‘Limelight’ hydrangea, Little Lime sports the same great flowers and coloration as ‘Limelight’ but in a smaller package. At one third the size of traditional hardy hydrangeas, this new variety fits well into any landscape. Summer flowers open soft green and turn pink and burgundy in fall.

Hydrangea paniculata 'Little Lime Punch'

You’ll be drinking in the beauty Little Lime Punch® hydrangea serves up all season long. Similar to Little Lime®, its blooms emerge lime green, but they mature a little differently. Flowers change progressively from the bottom up in a gorgeous array of white, light pink, and rich Hawaiian Punch red! As it reblooms throughout the summer you’ll see these four colors mix to create a truly memorable show. With a compact habit and strong stems, you’ll find that it’s as useful in the landscape as it is beautiful.

Hydrangea paniculata 'Little Quickfire'

Hydrangea paniculata ‘Little Quickfire’. A Proven Winners Color Choice Variety. A smaller version of ‘Quickfire’ hydrangea which is our favorite panicle hydrangea. Flowers emerge about a month earlier than any other paniculata. Blooms open pure white and age to deep pink. Grows to 3′

Hydrangea paniculata 'Phantom'

Hydrangea paniculata ‘Phantom’ A fantastic new paniculata. Immense white flowers on a vigorous shrub. Grows to 7-8′. Huge flowers up to to 18″ in length fade to shade of pink and purple.

Hydrangea paniculata 'Pinky Winky'

Hydrangea paniculata ‘Pinky Winky’. A Proven Winners/Color Choice variety. Pinky Winky has an unusual name, and an even more unusual flower. The large white panicles open in mid to late summer, and as summer turns to fall the florets at the base of the panicles turn pink. The flower panicles continue to grow, producing new white florets at the tip. The result is spectacular two-toned flower panicles that can reach up to 16 inches in length! Grows to 6-7′ tall.

Hydrangea paniculata 'Quickfire'

Hydrangea paniculata ‘Quickfire’. A Proven Winners Color Choice Variety. Our favorite paniculata hydrangea. Blooms abouit a month earlier than any othe paniculata. Flower emerge pure white then age to deep pink. New flowers may appear giving the shrub a bi-color appearance. Very rugged plant. Grows to 5-6′ tall. Hard pruning each spring will control height.

Hydrangea paniculata 'Quick Fire Fab'

Quick Fire Fab® panicle hydrangea shares the same super-early bloom time, rock-solid reliability, and easy-going nature of the original Quick Fire hydrangea, but adds big, full, showy mophead blooms to the mix. How fabulous is that? It’s the best way to get the earliest possible panicle hydrangea flowers, expanding the seasonal display by two weeks or more every year.

If you look closely at the lush blooms, you’ll see each floret has an unusual cruciform shape which gives them a textural effect you won’t find in other panicle hydrangeas. As the blooms age, they turn blush pink, then bright pink, then red, from the bottom up, making each one look like a big delicious ice cream cone that goes from vanilla to berry as the summer progresses. Quick Fire Fab provides 3+ months of flowers and color in your landscape or garden, and does it all with almost no work or effort from you.

Hydrangea paniculata 'Fire Light'

Hydrangea paniculata ‘Firelight’. A Proven Winners Color Choice Variety. Sturdy upright habit. Blooms emerge pure white and transition through pink to rich pomegranite-red. Grows 4-6′ tall

Hydrangea paniculata 'Fire Light Tidbit'

If you thought you didn’t have enough space to grow a beautiful, reliable panicle hydrangea, Fire Light Tidbit® hydrangea is here to help! This innovative new development is the tiniest, tidiest panicle hydrangea yet: it reaches just 2-3’/.6-.9m tall and wide, yet it packs in tons of easy-care beauty into its small size. Big, lush panicles of white mophead flowers appear in early-mid summer, nearly obscuring the textured green foliage. As the summer progresses, they begin to develop bright pink and red tones, which keep it colorful right on up to the first frost, especially combined with its colorful autumn foliage, an unusual trait in panicle hydrangeas. Thick, sturdy stems help to create a neat, mounded plant that’s fantastic in landscapes, flower gardens, even in containers!

Hydrangea quercifolia 'Ruby Slippers'

Hydrangea quercifolia ‘Ruby Slippers’. A smaller growing oakleaf hydrangea to about 4′. Large white flowers age to a rose color and are held upright. Mahogany-red fall color. A Great Scape favorite!

Hydrangea quercifolia 'Snow Queen'

Hydrangea quercifolia ‘Snow Queen’. Large tight white flowers are held upright and fade to light pink. Leathery foliage turns a burgundy color in fall. Grows to 7-10′ tall.

Hydrangea paniculata 'Zinfin Doll'

Hydrangea paniculata ‘Zinfin Doll’. A Proven Winners CVolor Choice Variety. Much like ‘Pinky Winky’, but taller with fuller blooms. Flowers emerge white then turn pink from the bottom up eventually turning dark red-pink. 6-8′

Hydrangea quercifolia 'Munchkin'

Hydrangea quercifolia ‘Munchkin’. A U.S. Arboretum introduction. Dense, compact habit. White blooms appear in early summer and age to pink. Mahogany fall foliage color. Grows to 3-4′

Hydrangea serrata 'Tiny Tuff Stuff'

Hydrangea serrata ‘Tiny Tuff Stuff’. A Proven Winners Color Choice Variety. A smaller version of H. Tuff Stuff. A petite plant with delicate double blooms. Leans towards blue in acid soils. Very bud hardy. We have had it bloom even in winters when most other bigleaf hydrangeas were severely winter damaged. Grows to about 2′

Hydrangea serrata 'Tuff Stuff'

Hydrangea serrata ‘Tuff Stuff’. A Proven Winners Color Choice Variety. As its name implies this is one tough hydrangea. Very cold hardy buds and reblooming habit. Semi-double florets open witha creamy coloration before turning pink or blue. Grows to about 3′

Hydrangea serrata 'Tuff Stuff Ah-Ha'

At first glance, it would appear that we decided to introduce this beautiful mountain hydrangea solely for its waterlily-like double florets. But that’s only part of the story – it’s also a prolific rebloomer. All summer long, it devotes its energies to creating flower buds on its new growth so that you have a constant supply of fabulous blooms from early summer through frost. Tuff Stuff Ah-Ha® hydrangea will bloom pink or blue, depending on soil chemistry.