5 Colorful Hydrangeas for the Summer

5 Colorful Hydrangeas for the Summer

Hydrangeas are gardener favorites for ornamental use. With their colorful, large blooms, they look amazing outside or when cut and placed in a vase. 

Discover five beautiful hydrangeas that can quickly liven up your summer landscape. 

1. Limelight Prime Panicle Hydrangea


You can count on Limelight Prime Hydrangea to produce dozens of big, beautiful, mophead blooms every year, even in cold climates. As the green blooms age, they develop pink and red tones that are far more vivid and showy than conventional panicle hydrangeas.

Limelight Prime Hydrangea is an excellent choice for a commanding specimen or flowering hedge. It's also nice as a backdrop for a garden or as the centerpiece of a perennial or flower garden.

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2. Vanilla Strawberry Panicle Hydrangea

Vanilla Strawberry hydrangea

The cheerful color of this hydrangea flower display will astound you! Billowing pyramidal towers of fluffy, vanilla-white blooms emerge in late July and, as they age, they tint strawberry-pink and, finally, strawberry-red. 

Since flowers on this selection emerge throughout the months of July and August, there is a cacophony of flower colors present at any one time on the plant, making it a fall treat that is as colorful as it is unique. Like all Panicle Hydrangeas, Vanilla Strawberry™ prefers a place in the sun, but it will perform well in partial shade as a specimen or a brilliant hedge.

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3. Endless Summer® Bloomstruck® Hydrangea

Endless Summer® Bloomstruck® Hydrangea

Get amazing summer color with the Bloomstruck Hydrangea. This compact deciduous shrub is able to bloom on both old and new wood. Its serrated dark green leaves with red veins grow on red-purple stems and turn red-purple in fall.  

The color of the large panicles of mophead flowers depends on the soil PH; acidic soils produce violet-blue flowers. Alkaline soils produce deep rose flowers. While not fragrant, the flowers attract butterflies and pollinators. 

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4. Invincibelle Limetta® Smooth Hydrangea

Invincibelle Limetta® Smooth Hydrangea

Invincibelle Limetta hydrangea is an easy way to experience refreshing summer color every year. Its strong stems hold the blooms upright all season and a dwarf, rounded habit makes it perfect to plant anywhere. In early summer, spheres of lime-green flowers appear. They lighten to a soft green-white before turning jade green for the rest of the season.

This perky plant blooms non-stop and its cool green flowers pair perfectly with almost any plant or house color, so it's ideal for mass planting, border plant, and as a specimen in the landscape.

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5. Little Lime Punch Panicle Hydrangea

Little Lime Punch Panicle Hydrangea

Fantastic color for this hydrangea show starts early summer and re-blooms through late summer. Flowers change progressively from the bottom up in a gorgeous array with a mix of white, green, and pink all on one football-shaped bloom with impactful fall color.

It’s excellent for mixed border or foundation plantings. This compact, hardy hydrangea fits easily into smaller landscapes, including container gardens.

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Enjoy colorful hydrangea blooms

Mix different-sized hydrangeas and hydrangeas of various colors, such as blues, pinks, and whites to create a stunning landscape with visual interest. Shop through more hydrangeas here

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