Hydrangea Care & Maintenance

Questions and answers about caring for your hydrangeas.

Hydrangeas: A Southern Tradition – UGA Center for Urban Agriculture (University of Georgia)

Hydrangeas: Breeding, Selection and Marketing - Dr. Michael Dirr, Plant Introductions, Inc. (now Premier Introductions, Inc.)

Breeding Reblooming Hydrangea macrophylla and the Evolution of the Endless Summer® Series - Dr. Michael Dirr, Premier Introductions, Inc.

Hydrangea info from WalterReeves.com, The Georgia Gardener

Growing Hydrangeas - Garden Design Magazine

All About Hydrangeas - Plant Addicts partnered with Judith King (hydrangeashydrangeas.com)

Wild Hydrangea for the Mid-Atlanta Region - Mt. Cuba Center



Books About Hydrangeas

The Hydrangea Book: the Authoritative Guide

by Michael A. Dirr (Author), Bonnie Dirr (Illustrator)

Stipes Publishing Co.
ISBN 1646171640


Hydrangeas for American Gardens

by Michael A. Dirr

Timber Press
ISBN 0-88192-641-8


Hydrangeas, A Gardener's Guide

by Toni Lawson-Hall and Brian Rothera

Timber Press
ISBN 0-88192-327-3


Hydrangeas, Species and Cultivars (Vol. 2)

by Corinne Mallet
ISBN 2-9506523-4-4



by Glyn Church and Pat Greenfield (Photographer)
Hydrangeas - ISBN 1-55209-521-3


Complete Hydrangeas

by Glyn Church
Complete Hydrangeas - SBN 1-55407-263-8


The Hydrangeas

Michael Haworth-Booth

Constable and Company, Ltd. London
ASIN 0094603707



Daria Price Bowman

Michael Friedman Publishing Group, Inc.
ISBN 1-56799-737-6


Hydrangeas: Cape Cod and the Islands

Joan Harrison

Schiffer Publishing, Ltd.
ISBN 0764340557


Encyclopedia of Hydrangeas

C. J. van Gelderen and D. M. van Gelderen

Timber Press
ISBN 0881926221


Success with Hydrangeas: A Gardener's Guide

Lorraine Ballato

B&B Publications
ISBN 0982039425



Hydrangea Societies

Cape Cod Hydrangea Society (South Dennis, MA)

Mid-South Hydrangea Society  (Memphis, TN)

Birmingham Alabama Hydrangea Society

St. Louis Hydrangea Society



Gardens & Nurseries


Aldridge Gardens - Hoover, AL (10 miles south of Birmingham, AL)

Atlanta Botanical Garden - Atlanta GA  (ABG Hydrangeas)

Gibbs Gardens: Hydrangea Gardens - Ball Ground, GA (45 miles north of Atlanta, GA) 

Heritage Museums & Gardens - Home of the Cape Cod Hydrangea Society Display Garden, Sandwich, MA

Hydrangea Derby - Darley Park National Collection of Hydrangeas, the largest in the UK and the third largest in the world! Derby, UK

Mt. Cuba Center - Hockessin, DE

Norfolk Botanical Garden - Norfolk, VA

Scott Arboretum of Swarthmore College - Swarthmore, PA

Shamrock Collection created by Robert & Corinne Mallet in France (Varengeville-sur-Mer, near Dieppe on the coast of Upper Normandy)

Smith-Gilbert Gardens - A City of Kennesaw Botanical Garden (30 miles north of Atlanta, GA)

Woodlands Garden - An Urban Preserve, 7.1 acres of natural Piedmont Forest thriving in the City of Decatur, just six miles east of Atlanta, GA



Arthur A. "Buck" Jones and Assoc., Inc. (2 locations)
689 Grayson New Hope Rd.
Grayson, Georgia 30017
Phone: (770) 963-8227; toll free: (800) 548-8227
Website:  BuckJones.com

Buck Jones Nursery*
7470 Hickory Flat Hwy
Woodstock, GA 30188
Phone: (770) 345-5506
Website: BuckJonesNursery

Autumn Hill Nursery and Landscaping (2 locations)
4256 Earney Rd
Woodstock, GA 30188
Phone: (770) 442-3901

100 Pea Ridge Rd
Canton, Ga 30114
Phone: (770) 345-5252
Website: AutumnHillNursery.com

Brighter Blooms Nursery
2621 Old Nation Rd.
Fort Mill, SC 29715
Phone: (800) 339-9514
Website: BrighterBlooms.com

353 Boulevard SE
Atlanta, GA 30312
Phone: (404) 880-9848
Website: https://chrysalis-sturgeon-3y87.squarespace.com

Greenwood Nursery
636 Myers Cove Road
McMinnville, TN 37110
Phone: (800) 426-0958
Website: GreenwoodNursery.com

Hydrangeas Plus®*
6543 S Zimmerman Rd
Aurora OR 97002
Phone: (866) 433-7896
Website:  HydrangeasPlus.com

Kelli Green Garden Center*
2514 Shallowford Road
Marietta, Ga 30066
Phone: (770) 928-1190
Website:  KelliGreenGardenCenter.com

Kinsey Family Farm
7170 Jot-Em Down Rd. 
Gainesville, GA 30506
Phone: (770) 887-6028
Website:  KinseyFamilyFarm.com

Lost Mountain Nursery
824 Poplar Springs Road
Dallas, Georgia 30157
Phone: (770) 427-5583
Website:  LostMountainNursery.com

Nature Hills Nursery
America's Largest Online Plant Nursery
9910 N. 48th St., Ste 200
Omaha, NE 68152
Phone: (888) 864-7663
Website:  NatureHills.com

Nurseries Caroliniana
Where the Unusual is the Usual
22 Stephens Estate
North Augusta, SC 29860
Phone: (803) 279-2707
Website:  NurCar.com

Rare Find Nursery
Purveyors of Fine Plants
957 Patterson Rd
Jackson, NJ 08527
Phone: (732) 833-0613
Website:  RareFindNursery.com

Scottsdale Farms*
15639 Birmingham Hwy (Hwy 372)
Alpharetta, GA 30004
Phone: (770) 777-5875
Website:  ScottsdaleFarms.com

Tennessee Wholesale Nursery
Online Sales Only
856 Main St. 
Altamont, TN 37301
Phone: (931) 692-4252
Website:  https://www.tnnursery.net/

Twin Branch Nursery*
1169 Wiley Bridge Rd
Woodstock, Georgia GA 30188
Phone: (770) 926-8566
Website: TwinBranch.com

Wilson Bros Gardens
Online Sales Only
1759 McGarity Rd
McDonough, GA 30252
Phone: (770) 573-1778
Website: WilsonBrosGardens.com 

Woody's Wholesale Nursery*
2886 Buford Hwy
Duluth, Ga 30096
Phone: (770) 476-1705
Website: WoodysNursery.com

*AHS Supporters



Garden Blogs, Podcasts & YouTube links

"A Way to Garden" by Margaret Roach

"Recreating Eden Landscape Blog" by Sandra Jonas

Garden & Home by Tara Dillard


Joe Gardener - Hydrangea Care for Late Winter

Down the Garden Path - Hydrangeas - Part 1

In Defense of Plants - Episode 255: Wild Hydrangeas of the World


YouTube videos
Walks through the Dirr garden and other videos — Dr. Michael Dirr 

Plant reviews and other gardening info — Dr. Allan Armitage

Awesome Atlanta Garden Tour (part 1 front yard) — Brie Arthur visits AHS President Jennifer Petriz's garden

Awesome Atlanta Garden Tour (part 2 back yard)Brie Arthur visits AHS President Jennifer Petriz's garden

16 Hardy Hydrangea Varieties — credit Garden Answer 

How to plant a Hydrangea — credit Garden Answer


Other Hydrangea Links

Landscaping With Hydrangeas - HGTVGardens.com — article by Lynn Coulter includes several photos from the AHS 2014 Garden Tour

59 Gorgeous Hydrangea Varieties - HGTVGardens.com — credit HGTVGardens.com

The 12 Showiest Lacecap and Mophead Hydrangeas for Your Garden — credit Better Homes & Garden article by Sheryl Geerts

American Hydrangea Society 2011 Garden Tour by Hazel Berger
Floral photographer Hazel Berger presents twenty-two images from the society's annual garden tour in Atlanta, Georgia Saturday June 11, 2011

26 Ways to Grow Hydrangeas in Containers — credit Southern Living.com