20 Most Beautiful Types of Hydrangeas | Best Hydrangea Varieties

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Do you want Stunning clusters of blooms in your garden? Check out the Most Beautiful Types of Hydrangeas that you grow for that!

If you want flowers that stand out in a bunch in your yard, then we have the Most Beautiful Types of Hydrangeas for you that you must grow!

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Most Beautiful Types of Hydrangeas

1. EldoradoEldorado Hydrangeas

Botanical Name: Hydrangea macrophylla ‘Eldorado’

USDA Zones: 6-9

Spice up your garden with this small, medium-sized shrub with red blooms. This hydrangea flowers in acidic or neutral soil during fall.

2. Cityline Mars

Cityline Mars hydrengea

Botanical Name: Hydrangea macrophylla ‘Cityline Mars’

USDA Zones: 5-9

This compact shrub can be a perfect addition to your patio garden. It features many hues on the same bush. It grows up to 1-3 feet tall and does best in dappled light.

3. Blue Deckle 

Blue Deckle  Hydrangeas

Botanical Name: Hydrangea serrata ‘Blue Deckle’

USDA Zones: 6-9

This late-flowering shrub blooms profusely in July and August and more in fall. The gorgeous red and purple leaves can beat any fall foliage display.

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4. Madame Emile Mouillere

Madame Emile Mouillere hydrengea
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Botanical Name: Hydrangea macrophylla ‘Madame Emile Mouillere’

USDA Zones: 5-9

This hardy hydrangea displays white blossoms that fade to pale, dusky pink or ethereal blue when summer upgrades. It reaches up to 4-6 feet tall.

5. Abetwo

Abetwo Hydrangeas

Botanical Name: Hydrangea arborescens ‘Abetwo’

USDA Zones: 3-9

This beautiful variety offers densely packed 8-12-inch blooms on sturdy stems. It grows up to 4-5 feet tall.

6. Unique

Unique hydrengea

Botanical Name: Hydrangea paniculata ‘Unique’

USDA Zones: 3-8

If you want a plant that looks like a living bouquet, do not miss this one. It grows large flowers in dense clusters, which makes it stand apart from the rest of the varieties.

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7. Gatsby Star

Gatsby Star Hydrangeas

Botanical Name: Hydrangea quercifolia ‘Gatsby Star’

USDA Zones: 5-9

It shows off fragrant clusters of star-shaped double blooms. This low-maintenance hydrangea variety needs no pruning. It grows up to 5-8 feet tall and wide.

8. Gatsby Pink

Gatsby Pink hydrengeas

Botanical Name: Hydrangea quercifolia ‘Gatsby Pink’

USDA Zones: 5-9

The flowers open in a white hue and become pink gradually. Its leaves display a vivid red hue in fall. It grows up to 6-8 feet tall.

9. Climbing Hydrangea

Climbing Hydrangea

Botanical Name: Hydrangea anomala subsp. petiolaris

USDA Zones: 4-9

Climbing hydrangea is a sprawling, deciduous, woody vine that displays large white flower heads and dark green shiny leaves with exfoliating bark.

10. Zinfin Doll

Zinfin Doll hydrengeas

Botanical Name: Hydrangea paniculata ‘Zinfin Doll’

USDA Zones: 3-8

Native to China and Japan, ‘Zinfin Doll’ offers strawberry and cream-hued flowers that lure butterflies the entire summer. The full blooms are densely packed together.

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11. You & Me Together

You & Me Together Hydrangeas

Botanical Name: Hydrangea macrophylla ‘You & Me Together’

USDA Zones: 6-9

It has a double-flowered form that offers a more dense bloom head than the usual bigleaf macrophylla types.

12. Limelight

Limelight hydrengeas

Botanical Name: Hydrangea paniculata ‘Limelight’

USDA Zones: 3-9

‘Limelight’ features chartreuse flowers that age to mellow pink as the season upgrades. For best growth, use acidic soil and ensure it gets plenty of sunlight.

13. Miss Saori

Miss Saori Hydrangeas 25

Botanical Name: Hydrangea macrophylla ‘Miss Saori’

USDA Zones: 5-9

This hydrangea was launched at London’s 2014 Chelsea Flower Show, where it was announced as the Chelsea Plant of the Year.

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14. Nikko Blue

Nikko Blue hydrengeas

Botanical Name: Hydrangea macrophylla ‘Nikko Blue’

USDA Zones: 6-11

‘Nikko Blue’ exhibits intense blue flowers in June that continue for two months. It needs winter protection in USDA Zone 5 as blooms are produced on the buds formed on last year’s stems.

15. Endless Summer

Endless Summer Hydrangeas

Botanical Name: Hydrangea macrophylla ‘Endless Summer’

USDA Zones: 4-9

This fourth introduction in the series offers deep purple or rose blooms on 3-4 feet tall plants. It flowers on both new and old wood.

16. Velvet Lace

Velvet Lace hydrengeas

Botanical Name: Hydrangea villosa ‘Velvet Lace’

USDA Zones: 5

This hydrangea variety displays long, lance-shaped green leaves with soft hairy coverings in late summer, small, blue-purple blooms in the center, and large pale mauve-pink florets.

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17. Let’s Dance Diva

Let's Dance Diva Hydrangeas

Botanical Name: Hydrangea macrophylla ‘Let’s Dance Diva’

USDA Zones: 5-9

This dwarf reblooming variety tops at 2-3 feet and displays big pink or blue flowers in partial to full sun. Use slightly acidic soil for the best growth.

18. Let’s Dance Big Easy

Let's Dance Big Easy hydrengeas

Botanical Name: Hydrangea macrophylla ‘Let’s Dance Big Easy’

USDA Zones: 5-9

This hydrangea offers vivid mop-head blooms that turn pink-green to pink and green again.

19. Let’s Dance Moonlight

Let's Dance Moonlight Hydrangeas

Botanical Name: Hydrangea macrophylla ‘Let’s Dance Moonlight’

USDA Zones: 5-9

‘Let’s Dance ‘Moonlight’ charms all year long and produces vibrant, mop-head flowers during summer and continues over fall when it flaunts a beautiful fall foliage hue.

20. Let’s Dance Rhapsody Blue

Let's Dance Rhapsody Blue hydrangeas

Botanical Name: Hydrangea macrophylla ‘Let’s Dance Rhapsody Blue’

USDA Zones: 5-9

It offers pink or blue blossoms depending on the soil’s pH. To ensure the flowers grow in clusters, allow them to get plenty of dappled light.

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