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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.

Contributors: Stacey Hirvela

Anyone can grow the native Hydrangea arborescens, or smooth hydrangea, even in a chilly Zone 3 garden.

Incrediball® hydrangea is an improvement of a garden classic with massive blooms that are held aloft on sturdy stems. The white flowers age to an attractive green,  extending garden interest into fall.


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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.


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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.


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For those longing for the vivid pinks and blues of a 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.

Let's Dance ¡Arriba!® Hydrangea macrophylla/Hydrangea serrata 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 and dependable blooming.


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Let’s Dance® Blue Jangles® Hydrangea macrophylla is a compact garden standout with bundles of blooms that can be easily shifted to blue in acidic soil. It blooms prolifically even after harsh winters.


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No matter what you choose, you can't go wrong with Proven Winners® ColorChoice® hydrangeas. Others may simply rely on color as a selling point, but we think great flower color is a given. All our hydrangeas are bred for high performance with strong, sturdy stems, healthy, thick foliage, bigger blooms, and cultivars that are more cold-hardy than conventional hydrangeas - which mean better blooming throughout the season.

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