What’s in Bloom? Hydrangea

Hydrangea macrophyla, Mophead “Endless Summer”
The blue and pink hydrangeas in the front border are the “mophead” big leaf hydrangea, the most widely cultivated hydrangea in the U.S. The “Endless Summer” cultivar is a favorite due to its long bloom period. It sets buds on both old wood from the prior year and new growth in spring.

Hydrangea quercifolia, Oakleaf hydrangea arch over the fence, adding another layer of bloom with gorgeous white panicles. Native to the southeastern United States, in autumn, the foliage offers dramatic changes of color from burnt orange to mahogany. The flowers can be dried and used in flower arrangements or left on the shrubs to catch the winter snow.