The Hydrangea Hysteria Pre-Order

You’re going to go crazy for these 65 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 an 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 for you a specially curated selection of the best that the Hydrangea world has to offer including many hot new introductions as well as some tried and true classic performers.

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. The ordering page will open in a new window so you can have the photo and info page open alongside the ordering page. The ordering page includes all of the prices and sizes available.

Try not to go too crazy with all of the beauty! Then again, why not?

Pick-Up: These cultivars will be coming from many different sources including our own production. We estimate pick-up will begin in early to Mid May. We will email you when your order is ready for pick-up. Our Hydrangea are only available in the sizes listed.

Canadian Mail Order Customers: These plants are too big to ship since they are in 2-5 gallon pots. But, fear not. We also have Hydrangea and some of their relatives available in much more shippable sizes. Click to peruse our Mail Order 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.

Hydrangea arborescens ‘Annabelle’
Hydrangea arborescens ‘Annabelle’ is the classic white mophead. It has large white heads of pure white florets that age to green with time. The foliage is thick and blue-green and the plants bushy and upright. The arborescens group is native to North America. It is exceptionally hardy and easy going but like other hydrangeas requires good moisture to thrive in full sun.

Hydrangea arborescens ‘Haas Halo’
Hydrangea arborescens ‘Haas Halo’ offers stunning 14 inch wide lace cap blooms with pure white sterile florets surrounding greenish fertile florets. This is a unique form of the species which usually offers just mopheads. The foliage is thick and blue-green. Bushy and upright, with stronger stems to resist flopping and sterile florets that last from June to August, it is a graceful choice. The arborescens group native to North America is exceptionally hardy and easy going but like other hydrangeas requires good moisture to thrive in full sun.

Hydrangea arborescens Incrediball
Hydrangea Incrediball is an update on the classic ‘Annabelle’ with extra huge flower heads said to have strong enough stems to hold the flowers up even in a rain storm. We’ll see about that but they sure are magnificent even if they droop a little. Smooth hydrangea is native to eastern North America and is among the hardiest in the genus.

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.

Hydrangea arborescens Invincibelle Limetta
Invincibelle Limetta is a dwarf ‘Annabelle’ type Hydrangea to just 36-48 inches tall and wide with lime green flowers turning to green-white and then to jade green on strong, upright stems. Limetta 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! Great in the garden or pots. Smooth hydrangea is native to eastern North America and is among the hardiest in the genus.

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.

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.

Hydrangea aspera ‘Plum Passion’
‘Plum Passion’ is a gorgeous hydrangea with burgundy foliage. The leaves emerge green flushed with purple and then age to a deep, lustrous purple with rosy purple undersides. The flowers are whimsical lacecaps with blue and/or pink flowers depending on the soil pH. Hydrangea aspera is a widespread and variable species that grows across a wide range from the Himalaya, across southern China and to Taiwan.

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.

Hydrangea macrophylla ‘Blue Wave’
Hydrangea macrophylla ‘Blue Wave’, also known as ‘Mariesii Perfecta’, is a classic lacecap cultivar with flowers blue in acidic soils and pink in alkaline soils. However, it is reported to produce blue flowers

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.

Hydrangea macrophylla Cityline Paris
Cityline Paris is a luscious Hydrangea with some of the reddest flowers of any cultivar with colour not changing much with the acidity of the soil. 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.

Hydrangea macrophylla Cityline Rio
Cityline Rio is a gorgeous Hydrangea with bold colours of deep blue in acidic soil and deep purple in alkaline soil. In neutral pH you can get a mix of royal purple and royal blue. Th8e 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. They are perfect for small spaces and even a large pot.

Hydrangea macrophylla Cityline Venice
Cityline Venice ‘Venice Raven’ is a gorgeous Hydrangea with bold colours of deep blue in acidic soil and deep pink in alkaline soil. 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. They are perfect for small spaces and even a large pot.

Hydrangea macrophylla 'Curly Wurly White'

Hydrangea macrophylla ‘Curly Wurly White’
Hydrangea macrophylla ‘Curly Wurly White’ is a unique mophead with intriguing curled and cupped florets that begin flushed with light green becoming pure white with time. The distinctive shape of the florets will create a cool look in the garden. The plants are compact to three feet tall and wide.

Hydrangea macrophylla Double Delights Star Gazer
Hydrangea macrophylla Double Delights Star Gazer is a stunning compact shrub with lacecaps surrounded by star-like, double sterile florets in pink, lavender-blue, or blue depending on the pH each surrounded by a white picotee edge. Plants grow to about four feet tall and five feet wide. Blooms on old and new wood.

Hydrangea macrophylla Double Delights Wedding Gown
Hydrangea macrophylla Double Delights Wedding Gown ‘Dancing Snow’ is an elegant compact shrub with mopheads comprised of large, incredibly double, pure white to ivory white florets followed by miniature double florets that emerge greenish and turn to white. Plants grow to about four feet tall and five feet wide. Blooms on old and new wood.

Hydrangea macrophylla Endless Summer Twist-n-Shout
Endless Summer Twist-n-Shout is a reblooming lacecap Hydrangea with beautiful blue flowers in acidic soils and glowing pink flowers in alkaline soils. In mild climates “reblooming” means that you’ll get a few flushes of bloom for an extra long display. In cold climates or in the event of sever pruning where you lose the flowering wood it means you’ll still get flowers, just a little later in the season. Plants grow 3-5 feet high and wide.

Hydrangea macrophylla Everlasting Amethyst
Hydrangea macrophylla Everlasting Amethyst ‘Hokoamthyst’ 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!

Hydrangea macrophylla Everlasting Bride
Hydrangea macrophylla Everlasting Bride ‘Hortmabrid’ has mopheads of pure white flowers that eventually age to 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!

Hydrangea macrophylla Everlasting Jade
Hydrangea macrophylla Everlasting Jade ‘Hortmaja’ has mopheads of serrated petals beginning apple green turning to white with lime green markings and then to celery green with deep pinkish red edges. 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!

Hydrangea macrophylla Everlasting Noblesse
Hydrangea macrophylla Everlasting Noblesse ‘Hokomano’ has crisp, celery green flowers brightened by white centres with complimentary purple eyes. As the blooms mature, the white is not as prominent, turning a more saturated green. A strong grower, with remarkable flower power, Noblesse is a lovely choice for a garden setting, while only growing about three feet tall and wide. Blooms on new and old wood.

Hydrangea macrophylla Everlasting Revolution
Hydrangea macrophylla Everlasting Revolution ‘Hokomarevo’ 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.

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.

Hydrangea macrophylla ‘Izu-no-hana’
Hydrangea macrophylla ‘Izu-no-hana’ is a delicate and beautiful lacecap cultivar from Japan. The sterile and fertile florets can be a gorgeous blue in acidic soils or a glowing deep pink in alkaline soils. The sterile florets have a double set of petals. There are usually only 5-10 per lacecap held on long pedicels creating lovely open and airy effect.

Hydrangea macrophylla Let’s Dance Diva!
Hydrangea Let’s Dance Diva! is a dwarf, reblooming cultivar reaching just 2-3 ft. tall and wide with huge, lace cap flower heads as big as a dinner plate! You can count on this diva to put on a show. In acidic soils flowers are baby blue to lavender around lacy purple centres and in alkaline soils a lovely pink around dark lacy pink centres. No need to prune due to its dwarf size. If you do by accident or if stems get knocked back by a bad winter, Diva! will still bloom.