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.
Apotheose (H)
Large heads of deep red flowers Florets with a white eye.  Origins unknown, but... Read more
Archie Mowbray * (H J Jones)
No information, gardens or nurseries found for this cultivar Read more
Ardtornish * (H)
Flowers large.  The sterile sepals are light blue to whitish lilac with slightly serrated... Read more
Armand Daps (H)
A small shrub, up to 1m.  Flowers medium size, rosy-red to pale lilac-pink.. Bred... Read more
Arthur Billard (H) (Louis Mouillere) 1931
A compact shrubby plant. Flowers a strong deep red or blue-purple on acid soil.... Read more
Athen * (H) (City-Line series)
A compact plant with large fresh pink flowers.  Bred by Rmpp Nursery,Germanybefore 1995. No... Read more
Atlantic Blue® (H)
Medium to strong growth, dark green leaves and dark blue to violet flowers No... Read more
Atlantica (H) Origin unknown pre 1958
Grows up to 1.5m Flowers a dull reddish purple, giving a melancholy look. Gardens... Read more