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The Hydrangea Hysteria Pre-Order
You're going to go crazy for these 32 incredible cultivars!

Hysteria (noun): 1. A wild uncontrollable emotion or excitement exhibited in gardeners when a state of plant lust becomes uncontrollable. 2. a functional disturbance of the nervous system, of psychoneurotic origin, caused by the presentation of too many excruciatingly beautiful things, for example the Hydrangea Hysteria Pre-Order at Phoenix Perennials.

The last decade has seen in incredible number of distinctive and unusual Hydrangea introductions with innovations like the ability to bloom on new wood, dwarf habits, and new flower forms & colours. In this pre-order we assemble some of the best plus a number of brand new plants like Princess Diana, Light-O-Day, Great Star, and Tuff Stuff Red.

Peruse our selection below, make notes on which plants you'd like and, when you're ready, click on the link to place your order. You might want to right click the link and open the order page in a new window so you can view this image page and the order page side by side. Try not to go crazy with all of the beauty!

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Giving Hydrangea as a Gift?: Use this attractive form to give to the lucky person. Fill it out with your details and they can use the form to pick up their plants in the spring!

Pick-Up: These cultivars will be coming from many different sources including our own production facilities. We estimate pick-up will begin on Friday May 18th, 2018. We will email everyone to confirm the exact date. Our hydrangea are only available in the sizes listed.

Canadian Mail Order Customers: These plants are too big to ship being in 2-5 gallon pots. But, fear not. We are planning a very special and exciting selection of smaller format Hydrangea for our mail order catalogue for 2018 which will include many of these varieties and some you don't see here. Stay tuned to our Mail Order Alert for the big launch in early 2018.
Meet the Hydrangea
Hydrangea angustipetala Golden Crane - Hydrangea 'Golden Crane' has large, fragrant lacecaps of white sterile florets around gold to chartreuse lacey reproductive florets. This cultivar is the earliest of hydrangea to bloom and smells sweetly of honey which will fill the entire garden. Narrow textured leaves complete the show on this handsome shrub. Introduced by Dan Hinkley from his collections from southern Sichuan, China.
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NEW! Hydrangea arborescens Incrediball Blush - Hydrangea Incrediball Blush is a pink version of the normally white species with huge heads of silver-pink flowers that deepen to deep pink and then turn to chartreuse on strong stems that can keep the giant inflorescences upright. Smooth hydrangea is native to eastern North America and is among the hardiest in the genus.
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NEW! Hydrangea arborescens Invincibelle Mini Mauvette - Hydrangea Invincibelle Mini Mauvette is a dwarf cultivar to just three feet tall and wide with rich lavender-pink flowers held in mopheads on strong, upright stems. Mini Mauvette is a rebloomer meaning that unpruned plants will produce a long succession of blooms from early summer until frost while plants that are pruned or that die back to the ground will still bloom from mid summer until frost - great for cold climate gardeners or those who are overzealous with pruning shears! Smooth hydrangea is native to eastern North America and is among the hardiest in the genus.
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NEW! Hydrangea arborescens Invincibelle Wee White - Invincibelle Wee White is a dwarf 'Annabelle' type Hydrangea to just 30 inches tall and wide with pure white flowers on strong, upright stems. Great in the garden or pots. Wee White is a rebloomer meaning that unpruned plants will produce a long succession of blooms from early summer until frost while plants that are pruned or that die back to the ground will still bloom from mid summer until frost - great for cold climate gardeners or those who are overzealous with pruning shears! Smooth hydrangea is native to eastern North America and is among the hardiest in the genus.
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NEW! Hydrangea macrophylla Blue Enchantress - Hydrangea Blue Enchantress is a dramatic reblooming cultivar with reddish-black stems that hold large mopheads of glowing blue flowers in acidic soils or pink flowers in alkaline soils. The reblooming nature will produce multiple flushes of flowers from early summer until frost or, in the event of overpruning by gardener or mother nature, flowers on new stems from mid summer until frost.
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Hydrangea macrophylla Cityline Mars - Cityline Mars is a dramatic Hydrangea with variegated, white edged florets that can range from glowing royal blue to deep pink depending on the acidity of the soil. I fell to my knees when I saw it growing in acidic soils where this photo was taken. The Cityline Series are dwarf shrubs growing three feet tall and wide requiring no pruning. It is best if you don't as they only bloom on old wood.
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Hydrangea macrophylla Everlasting Amethyst - Hydrangea Everlasting Amethyst has sturdy, long lasting flowers held high on thick, upright stems that begin fuchsia pink or violet blue, depending on the acidity of the soil, highlighted with green. The flowers age to a reddish pink with lime green. Plants grow into 3 foot mounds and bloom on both old and new wood. This means you can have flowers even in zone 5 when your hydrangea has died back to the ground!
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NEW! Hydrangea macrophylla Everlasting Ocean - Hydrangea Everlasting Ocean flowers on new and old wood which means flowers even in zone 5! The multi-coloured flowers are a study in demure, pale, pastel shades of pink, mauve, lavender, and blue developing green highlights with age. A dwarf three foot mound makes this perfect for containers and small spaces.
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Hydrangea macrophylla Everlasting Revolution - Hydrangea Everlasting Revolution flowers on new and old wood which means flowers even in zone 5! The multi-coloured flowers are unique with combinations of deep pink, maroon and true blue with green highlights. A dwarf three foot mound makes this perfect for containers and small spaces. Blooms on new and old wood.
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Hydrangea macrophylla Inspire - Hydrangea macrophylla Inspire has unique, star-shaped, single or double florets with narrow petals arranged in large mopheads in shades of deep pink to lavender-blue depending on the pH of the soil. It blooms from early summer to mid-fall on both old and new wood and is an excellent option for climates where late frost may damage buds. A dense, compact shrub 40" tall and wide. Easy to care for but requires summer moisture.
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Hydrangea macrophylla Love - Hydrangea macrophylla Love has delightful double florets with rounded, overlapping petals decreasing in size towards the centre that are a perfect little girl pink. These mopheads are simultaneously texturally bold and cute as a button. Blooms on new and old wood on plants three feet tall and wide. Love comes from the same breeder as the famed 'Miss Saori'.
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Hydrangea macrophylla 'Miss Saori' - 'Miss Saori' is a superlative new hydrangea that won the coveted Plant of the Year Award at the 2014 Chelsea Garden Show. She produces exquisite mopheads of double florets in white with perfect, glowing, rose-pink picotee edges on old and new wood from June until frost on 3x3 foot mounds perfect for gardens and containers. Foliage emerges burgundy-red in spring, turns to green, then back to burgundy-red in summer and fall. We are proud to likely be the first nursery in North America to offer this amazing plant in 2015.
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Hydrangea macrophylla Pistachio - Hydrangea macrophylla Pistachio is an incredibly distinct hydrangea with mixed colours of blue, deep pink and green all on the same florets mixed together into intriguing multi-coloured mopheads. It is a compact plant just 2-3 feet tall and wide rarely, if ever, requiring pruning and blooms on old and new wood.
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Hydrangea macrophylla 'Nikko Blue' - 'Nikko Blue' is a classic Hydrangea with flowers ranging in colour from rich, sky blue through lavender to lavender pink, depending on the pH of the soil. Plants are 4-6 feet tall and wide and bloom on old wood. In acidic soils this is one of the most beautiful blues you can grow. In less acidic soils plants can produce a multi-colour display of blue, lavender and pink all on the same plant all at the same time.
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Hydrangea macrophylla Onyx Peacock - Hydrangea macrophylla Onyx Peacock forms beautiful mopheads in shades of blue, purple, and pink atop dramatic black stems. Dwarf plants grow 3-4 feet tall and wide, perfect for small spaces or large containers. Blooms on new and old wood guaranteeing flowers even when stems are knocked back by pruning or cold weather.
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Hydrangea macrophylla Onyx 'Zebra' - Onyx 'Zebra' is a beautiful white-flowered mophead hydrangea with distinctive black stems and flowers emerging with green highlights turning to pure white. The plants are of medium size up to four feet tall and wide and will fit well into small gardens or even containers. Blooms on new and old wood guaranteeing flowers even when pruning or cold weather knock back the stems.
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Hydrangea macrophylla Showstopper Peppermint Swirl - Showstopper Peppermint Swirl is an incredible Japanese-bred hydrangea that can be blue with deep purple-blue flecks or pink with deep pink flecks. There's nothing else like it in hydrangeas!
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Hydrangea macrophylla 'Sweet 'n Salsa' - A dramatic dwarf hydrangea, 'Sweet n' Salsa' has creamy white flowers edged in a glowing deep pink picotee. New foliage is flushed with burgundy on plants to 2-3 feet tall and wide which will never require pruning.
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Hydrangea macrophylla YouMe Passion - YouMe Passion is a dramatic Hydrangea with double florets with somewhat narrow, pointed petals ranging in colour from sky blue to mid pink, depending on the pH of the soil. This series has the unique habit of presenting its flower clusters first as a lacecap that later fills out into a mophead. Plants are 3-4 feet tall and wide requiring little, if any, pruning.
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Hydrangea paniculata Bobo - We fell in love with Bobo the moment we saw it. This dwarf panicle hydrangea grows to just three feet tall and four feet wide and blooms so heavily with its creamy white, conical inflorescences from early summer to fall that you can hardly see the foliage with flowers right down to the ground! In fall the flowers develop a pinkish hue. Paniculatas are super hardy, bloom on new wood, are fragrant, and make good dried flowers.
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NEW! Hydrangea macrophylla Light-O-Day - Hydrangea macrophylla Light-O-Day 'Bailday' is a stunning and elegant variegated lacecap hydrangea with pure white sterile florets surrounding lacy centres that are blue in acidic soils and pink in alkaline soils. The foliage is boldly variegated with wide, pure white margins. Plants are 3-5 feet tall and wide.
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SUPER NEW! Hydrangea macrophylla x paniculata Princess Diana 'Wow Time' - We are so excited to be one of the first nurseries in the world to offer this incredible hybrid Hydrangea, apparently a cross between H. macrophylla and H. paniculata. Named for the unforgettable Princess Diana this cultivar will light up any space just as she did throughout her life. Mopheads of starry, narrow-petaled, double florets in glowing shades of salmon pink and deep pink with highlights of green grace this rebloomer from early summer through fall. The texture and colour of the mopheads are unique in the genus. Should be hardy to at least zone 5 and perhaps lower. The trade name is Princess Diana while the cultivar is 'Wow Time'.
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Hydrangea paniculata Fire Light - Hydrangea paniculata Fire Light has upright panicles packed with florets which transform from pure white in summer to rich pomegranate-pink in late summer to fall. Its thick, sturdy, burgundy stems hold up the beautiful flowers so they are prominently displayed in the garden. An exceptional landscape shrub for foundation planting, back of the border or cutting garden. Paniculatas are super hardy, bloom on new wood, are fragrant, and make good dried flowers.
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Hydrangea paniculata 'Polar Bear' - Hydrangea paniculata 'Polar Bear' is a medium-sized panicle hydrangea growing up to 4-5 feet tall and wide with strong stems holding aloft large conical flower heads that start in shades of light green, change to creamy white, and then age to light pink. Blooms all summer into fall. Paniculatas are super hardy, bloom on new wood, are fragrant, and make good dried flowers.
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NEW! Hydrangea paniculata Great Star - I saw this stunning Hydrangea paniculata in a garden where it was unlabelled and no one knew the name. It took me three years to identify it. I am so excited to finally offer 'Le Vasterival' Great Star. This unique panicle hydrangea has lacy cones studded with huge, fragrant, star-shaped florets up to four inches across (whoa!) of long, narrow, wavy, pure to creamy white petals from early summer well into fall. Paniculatas are among the hardiest of hydrangea and bloom on new wood producing flowers even after a hard pruning or a cold winter which are great for drying. They show some drought tolerance.
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Hydrangea paniculata Strawberry Sundae - Hydrangea paniculata Strawberry Sundae is a medium-sized panicle hydrangea growing up to 4-5 feet tall and 3-4 feet wide with strong, burgundy stems holding aloft large conical flower heads that start in shades of creamy white and then age to glowing pink and then strawberry red. Blooms all summer into fall. This is a smaller form of Vanilla Strawberry. Paniculatas are super hardy, bloom on new wood, are fragrant, and make good dried flowers.
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Hydrangea paniculata Vanilla Strawberry - Hydrangea paniculata Vanilla Strawberry is a large panicle hydrangea growing up to 6-7 feet tall and 4-5 feet wide with strong, burgundy stems holding aloft large conical flower heads that start in shades of creamy white and then age to glowing pink and then strawberry red. Blooms all summer into fall. This is a smaller form of Vanilla Strawberry. Paniculatas are super hardy, bloom on new wood, are fragrant, and make good dried flowers.
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Hydrangea paniculata Zinfin Doll - Hydrangea paniculata Zinfin Doll is a large panicle hydrangea growing to 6-8 feet tall covered in summer in large cones of pure white blushing to glowing pink and then deepening to raspberry pink by fall. Paniculatas are super hardy, bloom on new wood, are fragrant, and make good dried flowers. They show some drought tolerance.
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Hydrangea quercifolia 'Ruby Slippers' - Hydrangea quercifolia 'Ruby Slippers' has a profusion of exceptionally large white flower clusters that emerge in summer against dark green, deeply lobed oak like leaves. Blossoms quickly age through pink to deep pink-red, remaining upright even after heavy rains. Foliage turns a brilliant mahogany in fall. Compact form is well suited for small landscapes. Ideal used in mass plantings, hedges and mixed borders.
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NEW! Hydrangea serrata Tuff Stuff Red - Hydrangea serrata Tuff Stuff Red is a sturdy, 2-3 foot tall and wide, reblooming mountain hydrangea with gorgeous deep pink flowers with tiny chartreuse green central florets all held on dark stems. Blooms emerge on old wood in early summer and then on new wood from mid summer through autumn. Mountain hydrangea tend to be smaller than and perform better in zones 5 and 6 than Hydrangea macrophylla.
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Hydrangea serrata 'Kiyosumi' - 'Kiyosumi' is a delicate and beautiful mountain hydrangea with lacecap heads of white flowers with pink picotee edges. The foliage is distinctively burgundy with deep veins when young and also if grown in some sun in summer. Found on Mt. Kiyosumi in Japan. Hydrangea serrata is like H. macrophylla but smaller in stature, foliage, and flowers making it perfect for quieter situations and small spaces. Mountain hydrangea tend to be smaller than and perform better in zones 5 and 6 than Hydrangea macrophylla.
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Hydrangea serrata 'O-amacha Nishiki' - This hydrangea is great for flowers and foliage. The new growth emerges with pale yellow speckling that turns gold by late summer contrasting beautifully with the red stems and pink petioles. In summer 'O-amacha Nishiki' produces pale pink lace cap flowers that look spectacular against the foliage which develops red tints if planted in some sun. Mountain hydrangea have more delicate foliage and habit and are often smaller then traditional H. macrophylla. Mountain hydrangea tend to be smaller than and perform better in zones 5 and 6 than Hydrangea macrophylla.
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