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.
W D Cartwright * (H J Jones)
No information, gardens or nurseries found for this cultivar Probably lost from cultivation Read more
Wales (PBR) * (Paars)
No information, gardens or nurseries found for this cultivar Listed in the RHS database Read more
Warabe (H) (Milim)
Pale green leaves and covered in small heads of white flowers Gardens found in... Read more
Wartburg (H) (Haller 1978)
Gardens found in 28 pre 2000 surveys TR MS Gardens found in the 10... Read more
Watteu * (Draps-Don 1958)
No information, gardens or nurseries found for this cultivar (from a list of cultivars... Read more
Wave Hill (L)
A variegated cultivar:  Heronswood say: “A sport from Hydrangea macrophylla var. normalis ‘Tricolor’ shared... Read more
Wayne’s White (L)
Semi double sterile florets, with the sepals in whorls, starting pale yellow and turning... Read more
Wedding Gown (L)
Reblooming with beautiful white, double lacecap flowers on dark green foliage. Early bloomer that... Read more
Wedding Ring (H)
A bi-coloured cultivar;  The sepals are a bright chalky pink merging into a broad... Read more