Hydrangeas are more than large, fluffy pink and blue flowers of the Big Leaf Hydrangeas loved by nearly everyone who sees them in flower arrangements.
There are four additional types which do well in Ohio. In fact, more than well – rather prolifically well! From early smooth hydrangeas that bloom near the end of May to the early August blooming Hydrangea paniculata, Ohio gardeners can have hydrangea blooms throughout the growing season. The chart linked below is based on five species, starting with smooth hydrangeas and going in bloom order from left to right. Listed are some cultivars that have shown promise in Ohio landscape, but is not an all inclusive listing.
Use the chart below to plan which hydrangeas to add to landscape. You can print this to make notes while visiting other gardens. Taking this chart to the garden center will help ensure you are choosing the right plant for the right place in your landscape.
Hydrangeas for Ohio Gardens Chart: Hydrangea-Chart-2021
Copies of the Hydrangeas for Ohio PowerPoint slides can be printed at: http://go.osu.edu/totallybeautiful