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Top 10 Best Hydrangea Varieties from Proven Winners®

Did you know that Hydrangea is the #1 genus searched online? The popularity of hydrangeas continues to skyrocket as hardier, showier varieties are developed every year. Their versatility in sun to shade and bold blooms make them must-have shrubs for every garden. To make your buying decision easier, let’s narrow down the diverse selection to the top ten best-selling Proven Winners hydrangeas.

Contributors: Susan Martin

1.  ‘Limelight’ H. paniculata

Multiple award winning panicle hydrangea with creamy white flowers that age to green, then pink. Blooms without fail every year.

Zones:  3-8
Height: 6-8’

2.  Little Lime® H. paniculata

A dwarf form of ‘Limelight’ with soft green flowers that turn deep pink in fall.

Zones: 3-8
Height: 3-5’

3.  Incrediball® H. arborescens

Improvement over ‘Annabelle’ with massive white flower heads and stronger stems that hold up even after a heavy rain.

Zones: 3-9
Height: 4-5’

4.  Fire Light ® Panicle hydrangea

Easy-to-grow, reliable panicle hydrangea with huge, full flower heads on sturdy, strong stem.

Zones: 3-8
Height: 6-8’

5.  Bobo® H. paniculata 

Incredibly floriferous, showy hydrangea with large, white flowers on strong, shorter stems.

Zones: 3-8
Height: 2 ½-3’

6.  Pinky Winky® H. paniculata 

A customer favorite; exceptionally large, two-toned white and pink flower panicles top this tall hydrangea.

Zones: 3-8
Height: 6-8’

7.  Invincibelle® Spirit II H. arborescens

The very first pink ‘Annabelle’-type hydrangea, being replaced this year by the improved Invincibelle Spirit II which boasts much stronger stems and improved flowering performance; rebloomer.

Zones: 3-9
Height:3-4’

8.  Little Quick Fire® H. paniculata

A dwarf form of Quick Fire® with white flowers that turn deep pink in summer and remain attractive into fall.

Zones: 3-8
Height: 3-5’

9.  Tuff Stuff H. serrata

An excellent choice for northern growers; improved bud and stem hardiness results in reliable bloom and rebloom every year with pink lacecap flowers.

Zones: 5-9
Height: 2-3’

10. LET’S DANCE Big Band® Reblooming hydrangea

Big mophead flowers with pure, true colors on a plant that survives winter better and reblooms better.

Zones: 5-9
Height: 2'6"

 

Learn more about hydrangeas:

Panicle Hydrangea Guide
Lacecap Hydrangea Guide
Native Hydrangea
Want to search beyond our top ten? Discover all of our hydrangeas here.
View our Pinterest board of Top Hydrangeas here.

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