Hydrangeas are in bloom all across southern Minnesota with many varieties that are still yet to bloom within the next six weeks!
I love hydrangeas for many reasons. Hydrangeas display large, lush blossoms that last for anywhere from four weeks to twelve weeks. That is a far longer period of time for us to enjoy a wonderful feast for the eyes, and there are many interesting varieties that are able to prosper despite the pretty tough winters we have in the Northfield area!
Hydrangeas are great in that they come in shrub form and tree form.
Another very nice characteristic of hydrangeas is their toughness and adaptability, with the ability to grow in almost any soil type. Many varieties are able to do well as far north as Ely and International Falls.
While most flowering shrubs and trees bloom only for one to two weeks in April and May, hydrangeas have lovely blossoms for six to eight to twelve weeks.
Excellent hydrangea varieties for southern Minnesota include Incrediball, Incrediball Blush, Spirit II, Spirit Ruby, Limelight, Little Lime, Little Quickfire, Quickfire, Diamond Rouge, Bob, Firelight, Pinky Winky, Vanilla Strawberry and many more.