Hydrangea Plants for Sale

The Best Shrub Hydrangeas

Classic & Modern Hortensia Varieties

Hydrangeas are small, hardy, deciduous shrubs with a lush base of deep green leaves, good for partial shade and big patio containers. They flower for about five months of the year with either lace-cap or mop-head shaped flower clusters: many designers say that lace-caps are best for admiring up close, and mop heads keep their interest better when seen from a distance.

They are popular as cut flowers and are great dried for a long-lasting household display: you could spray them silver and gold for Christmas decorations.

The Flair and Flavours Range is more compact and even more suitable for large pots. They are reblooming Hydrangeas, which bloom on both new and old growth. This quality is quite new, discovered in 2004 with a variety called Endless Summer that gave the old-fashioned gang a whole new lease of life! 

The common name Hortensia means "of the garden", and our Hydrangeas are a garden designer's dream, fabulous outside stately front doors in huge heraldic pots, or planted in tiny cottage garden borders alongside carnival Lupins and luscious climbing roses - they are just the ticket for bulking out herbaceous borders in general. With the varieties that we stock below, their attractive spherical flowers can be made to change colour by planting in alkaline soil (for more pink), or acidic soil for more blue.  

Hydrangeas were the targets of thieves in several sprees that made headlines in the 2010's. The plants were either being lifted entirely for resale, or else only the flowers were pinched by floristry gangs. Someone with an old chestnut sense of humour spread the story that the plants were being smoked for narcotic purposes: they are poisonous, and smoking any dry leaves would make one feel light-headed, so please don't start with Hydrangeas!  

The name hydrangea stems from the Greek words hydor + angos, meaning water vessel, describing the shape of the seed pods. The Hydrangea garden in Darley Park, Derby, has new varieties most years, and maintains the only national collection of Hydrangea paniculata in the world, well worth a visit around July. 

Browse all of our garden shrubs.

They are a pretty prolific group, with 75 species ranging from about 1ft tall as a shrub to 100ft as a climber - we also grow two climbing hydrangeas, Petiolaris and Seemannii.

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  1. Flair And Flavours Range

    • Red-purple flowers with light green-yellow centre
    • Dark green leaves
    • Type: Lace cap
    • Blooms June - October
    • Height x Spread: 1m x 1m
    • Low maintenance
    • Ideal for shady patios
    • Delivered in 5 Litre pots
    From £34.96  Inc VAT

  2. Flair And Flavours Range

    • Rich Purple-blue flowers
    • Dark green leaves
    • Type: Mop head
    • Blooms June - October
    • Height x Spread: 1m x 1m
    • Low maintenance
    • Delivered in 5 Litre pots
    From £34.96  Inc VAT

  3. Flair And Flavours Range

    • Purple-blue flowers with pale yellow centre
    • Dark green leaves
    • Type: Lace cap
    • Blooms June - October
    • Height x Spread: 1m x 1m
    • Low maintenance
    • Delivered in 5 Litre pots
    From £34.96  Inc VAT

  4. Flair And Flavours Range

    • Pink flowers with pale green centre
    • Dark green leaves
    • Type: Lace cap
    • Blooms June - October
    • Height x Spread: 1m x 1m
    • Low maintenance
    • Delivered in 5 Litre pots
    From £34.96  Inc VAT

  5. Flair And Flavours Range

    • Pink flowers
    • Dark green leaves
    • Type: Mop head
    • Blooms June - October
    • Height x Spread: 1m x 1m
    • Low maintenance
    • Delivered in 5 Litre pots
    From £34.96  Inc VAT

  6. Flair And Flavours Range

    • Pink flowers with light green-yellow centre
    • Dark green leaves
    • Type: Lace cap
    • Blooms June - October
    • Height x Spread: 1m x 1m
    • Low maintenance
    • Delivered in 5 Litre pots
    From £34.96  Inc VAT

  7. Flair And Flavours Range

    • Vibrant pink flowers
    • Dark green leaves
    • Type: Mop head
    • Blooms June - October
    • Height x Spread: 1m x 1m
    • Low maintenance
    • Delivered in 5 Litre pots
    From £34.96  Inc VAT

  8. Flair And Flavours Range

    • Mauve blue flowers
    • Dark green leaves
    • Type: Mop head
    • Blooms June - October
    • Height x Spread: 1m x 1m
    • Low maintenance
    • Delivered in 5 Litre pots
    From £34.96  Inc VAT

  9. Flair And Flavours Range

    • Pale blue flowers
    • Dark green leaves
    • Type: Mop head
    • Blooms June - October
    • Height x Spread: 1m x 1m
    • Low maintenance
    • Delivered in 5 Litre pots
    From £34.96  Inc VAT

    OUT OF STOCK

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