5 Hydrangeas To Plant This Fall
Hydrangeas are extremely popular and the cool season of fall is the best time to plant them! Here are 5 easy-to-grow, easy-to-love hydrangeas that you can plant with confidence.
Anyone can grow the native Hydrangea arborescens, or smooth hydrangea, even in a chilly Zone 3 garden.
Easy-to-grow Hydrangea paniculata varieties, or panicle hydrangea, tolerate full sun, heat, and drought better
than other types of hydrangeas. They are also reliable bloomers that flower on new wood, making them a
low-maintenance option for Zone 3 gardens. The upright panicles of Fire Light® hydrangea are packed with
florets that transform from pure white to pink and finish a pomegranate-red. Its thick, sturdy stems hold blooms
at 4.5-6’ tall. For smaller spaces and container gardens, Bobo® hydrangea packs a visual punch. Each summer,
this compact plant is engulfed by large white flowers that transform to pink with cooler autumn temperatures.
For those longing for the vivid pinks and blues of Hydrangea macrophylla, or bigleaf hydrangea, the Let’s Dance®
series is the next generation of reblooming hydrangeas. They combine reliability, bright colors, and attractive
foliage in a compact plant. The 2014 Shrub Madness National Champion as voted by you, Let’s Dance® Diva!
hydrangea is a show of frilly lacecap blooms with individual florets the size of your palm. The newest addition to
the collection is Let’s Dance® Blue Jangles®. The richly colored blooms of this garden standout can be easily
shifted to blue in acidic soil. It blooms prolifically even after harsh winters.