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My Favorite Five Hydrangea Varieties

Oct 8, 2018

Hey there flower designer and gardener friends! It’s no secret that I love flowers! My favorite flowers generally fall in this order: peonies, proteas, hydrangeas, garden roses, scabiosa, sweet peas, chantilly foxglove, grasses, hellebores, ranunculus, blueberry foliage, dahlias, iris… okay, the list continually gets added to on an almost daily basis. Think: “oooh, that’s pretty,” “oh, I really like that one,” “okay, now that’s my favorite!” I am starting to Pin on a daily basis and I just started a new board dedicated to all things hydrangeas! One of my very favorite flowers has always been hydrangeas. My mom and dad have beautiful hydrangea shrubs that are at least 20 plus years old. In fact I used some for my sister’s wedding and for a wedding a few weekends back at The Alderbrook Resort (I can’t wait to see those pictures!). Lately, I have been loving Oak Leaf and Limelight! Who knew they came in so many different varieties and colors? Today I posted a picture on my Instagram page of some beautiful Annabelle hydrangeas that were perfectly in bloom for our photo shoot in July at Monet Vineyards and I thought, you know what, I’ll start a monthly blog series all about my favorite flowers. So here I am ready to share with you my favorite five hydrangea varieties! Are you ready?

Oak Leaf Hydrangea

Ruby Slipper Oak Leaf Hydrangea | via: American Meadows


Nikko Blue Hydrangea

Nikko Blue Hydrangea | Via: Fine Gardening


The Annabelle Hydrangea

White Annabelle Hydrangea at Monet Vineyards | Photo: Tetiana Photography


Snow Queen Oak Leaf Hydrangea

Snow Queen Hydrangea | Via: Scott Arboretum


Limelight Hydrangea

Limelight Hydrangea | Via: Monrovia


There are so many wonderful varieties of hydrangeas. They are excellent pollenators, boarder plants, statement shrubs and more. Next week I’ll share some of my favorite ways to design with hydrangeas along with some inspiration pics! You can head over to my Pinterest page: and search for my boards: Hydrangeas and Fall Weddings to find more inspiration! I’d love to know what your favorites are so leave a nice comment below! Thanks for reading and until next time – xoxo, Carmen

PS: All photography is cited with credit and a link to the website/source 🙂


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