Hydrangeas Buyer's Guide

Hydrangea plants are summertime staples in yards across the country. Their lovely, green foliage offers a striking background for the large, showy flowers that blossom each year. Our varieties will give you a range of rich colors, including white, pink, blue, purple and more. These hydrangeas are exceptionally fragrant, providing a sweet scent all season long. Most of them bloom in the summer and continue for months, with some hydrangea bushes continuing to bloom until first frost. In fall, some feature leaves and stems in gorgeous yellow, red and purple hues. With our selection, you can enjoy these shrubs any time of year, in any kind of space — we have larger plants that can be planted in a row to create an attractive border, and compact plants that make perfect accents for your patio or deck.

To ensure your growing success and satisfaction, there are a few things to consider when you buy a hydrangea plant.

Zone Compatibility

Your climate plays an important role in whether a hydrangea will be successful. Before ordering a hydrangea, make sure its recommended hardiness zone range includes your area.

Mature Size

Hydrangeas come in a range of sizes, from 1 to 8 feet tall and wide. So be sure to look at the mature size of the individual varieties to make sure you pick the right size hydrangea bush for your available space.

Soil pH

The pH of the soil they are growing in has a great deal of control over the color of many hydrangeas. A pH of 6.5-7.0 will often produce pink hydrangeas. While a more acidic soil with a pH of 5.0-5.8 will often produce blue hydrangeas. Be sure to check the soil pH requirements in the characteristics of the varieties you’re planting. With the right soil additives, you can control the color of your hydrangea garden.


Survival Guaranteed!

Since 1816, Stark Bro’s has promised to provide customers with the very best fruit trees and plants. It’s just that simple. If your trees or plants do not survive, please let us know within one year of delivery. We will send you a free one-time replacement, with a nominal shipping fee of $9.99. If the item in question is not available, we can issue a one-time credit to your account equaling the original product purchase price or issue you a refund. Read more about our warranty policy.