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.