Hydrangea Macrophylla Cultivars

List compiled by Peter R Smith and updated January 2010
Please note:  This list a working document and may contain numerous errors

An asterix after the name indicates taxa that we have been unable to locate in any gardens or nurseries and we fear many of these taxa may already be lost from cultivation

HOW YOU CAN HELP US TO IMPROVE THIS LIST We would be very pleased if you could:

  • Let us know if you notice any errors in the list.
  • Let us know if you grow any of the ‘asterix’ plants in your garden or nursery or know where they are grown, (If you could donate a spare plant that would be fantastic!)
  • Supply us with a short description for any taxa currently lacking a description or with only a very brief description.
Pinkish Lilac with cream centre UK  Plant Finder: (Hydrangea Haven 2011) Read more
Vespa (H)
The flower heads start out yellow-green and then turn a light pink.  The sepals... Read more
Vespa * (Thoby)
No information, gardens or nurseries found for this cultivar (from a list of cultivars... Read more
Vienna Rawi (H) (Rampp, Franz-xaver, Pfaffenhausen) 1997
(City-line series) A new and distinct cultivar characterized by the bright fuchsia color of... Read more
Viking (H)
With large sterile florets, Pale pinkish blue.  Sepals entire with narrow bases. Gardens found... Read more
Gardens found in 28 pre 2000 surveys LHS Gardens found in the 10 surveyed... Read more
Violetta (H) Haworth-Booth Year unknown
A  very distinct and hardy variety of medium growth. Cherry-red or a lovely clear... Read more
Vorster Fruhrot (H) Origin unknown
Small heads of bright red flowers.  Sepals pointed and remaining furled, giving a starry... Read more
Vulcan (H) (Wintergalen )
Syn..Vulcain? Gardens found in 28 pre 2000 surveys RW Gardens found in the 10... Read more
W A Mowbray * (H J Jones)
No information, gardens or nurseries found for this cultivar Read more