16 Most Stunning and Uncommon Hydrangea Varieties

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Explore captivating, unique, and extraordinary flowers with these Most Amazing and Uncommon Hydrangea Varieties!

Uncover the beauty of the Most Amazing and Uncommon Hydrangea Varieties that will take your breath away. Experience nature’s extraordinary creations in a vibrant tapestry of colors and forms, making your garden truly remarkable.

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Most Amazing and Uncommon Hydrangea Varieties

1. Invincibelle Ruby

Botanical Name: Hydrangea arborescens ‘NCHA2’

First on the list of uncommon hydrangea varieties, this Hydrangea arborescens cultivar, with attractive rounded flower heads stands out with its colorful allure!

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2. Peegee Hydrangea (Panicled Hydrangea)

Botanical Name: Hydrangea paniculata ‘Grandiflora’

Known as the Peegee hydrangea, this uncommon hydrangea variety stands apart from the rest as it can be trained like a small tree and features large, rounded flower heads.

3. Annabelle Hydrangea

Botanical Name: Hydrangea arborescens ‘Annabelle’

This uncommon hydrangea variety forms wide mounds with large, rounded flower heads and is popular for its pink-flowered cultivars.

4. Bigleaf Hydrangea (French Hydrangea)


Botanical Name: Hydrangea macrophylla

With its big-leaf pink or blue mophead flowers, it is a popular choice for gardens in mild climates. Its amazing color combination makes it a must have in the garden!

5. Tiny Tuff Stuff Hydrangea

Botanical Name: Hydrangea serrata ‘Tiny Tuff Stuff’

Hydrangea serrata ‘Tiny Tuff Stuff’ is a compact and hardy shrub that produces beautiful flowers. The flowers have a lacecap form, which gives them a delicate appearance.

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6. Incrediball Blush

Botanical Name: Hydrangea arborescens ‘Abetwo’

Another uncommon hydrangea variety is the Incrediball Blush. A hydrangea variety with clusters of amazing white blooms that have pink edges.

7. Tardiva Hydrangea

Botanical Name: Hydrangea paniculata ‘Tardiva’

Another lacecap variety of Hydrangea paniculata, appreciated for its height and the enjoyment it brings to hungry pollinators, the Tardiva is a stunning uncommon hydrangea.

8. Endless Summer Hydrangea

Botanical Name: Hydrangea macrophylla ‘Endless Summer’

A popular variety of Hydrangea macrophylla, that blooms on both old and new wood, extending the flowering season.

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9. Golden Crane Hydrangea

Botanical Name: Hydrangea angustifolium ‘Golden Crane’

Unusual among hydrangeas, it blooms early with fragrance and distinct yellow fertile flowers against jagged-edge sterile florets. The variety is also known as Mon Long Shou.

10. Glowing Embers

Botanical Name: Hydrangea macrophylla ‘Glowing Embers’

The Radiant Hydrangea has captivating blooms and is a subspecies that stands out with the bright-white undersides of its leaves.

11. Lady in Red Hydrangea

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Botanical Name: Hydrangea macrophylla ‘Lady in Red’

This macrophylla cultivar is among the uncommon hydrangea varieties and captivates with its blue lace caps, red stems, red leaf veins, and spectacular burgundy fall foliage.

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12. Flare Hydrangea


Botanical Name: Hydrangea paniculata ‘Flare’

Flare Hydrangea is a compact shrub that steals the show with its conical bloom clusters. The flowers start off white and gradually turn into a brilliant red-pink as they age.

13. Kimono Hydrangea

Botanical Name: Hydrangea macrophylla ‘Hokomabebos’

This compact hydrangea reaches a maximum height and width of 2-3 feet, making it perfect for small gardens. It is a knockout in the garden with its bicolor petals!

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14. Moonrock Hydrangea

Botanical Name: Hydrangea paniculata ‘Kolmakilima’ MOONROCK

Moonrock Hydrangea adds style and grace to any garden with its cone-shaped blooms, making it one of the most attractive uncommon hydrangea varieties.

15. Starfield Hydrangea

Botanical Name: Hydrangea macrophylla ‘Starfield’

Starfield Hydrangea brings romance to the garden with its huge clusters of star-shaped blossoms. The bubblegum pink flowers create a unique and enchanting sight.

16. Tilt-a-Swirl Hydrangea

Botanical Name: Hydrangea macrophylla ‘Tilt-A-Swirl’

Last on the list of uncommon hydrangea varieties, Tilt-a-Swirl Hydrangea is the funkiest of the bunch, with blooms that almost look unreal!

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