At A Glance: Dutch Blue Hydrangeas

I did some cut flower arrangements for a client last week; she likes blue.  I thought blue hydrangeas might be just the thing- but  I was not prepared for these.  This is a Dutch blue florist’s hydrangea-wow.  I cannot imagine a hydrangea this color in the garden.  It seems like this shocking blue would be very difficult to make work with other plants.  But if an ultra-blue flowered hardy hydrangea should ever become available in my zone, I would most definitely give it a try.



  1. Deborah,
    We are basically a zone 6; we are 2 blocks from Lake Erie, so we have warmer winters and cooler summers even from those a half mile inland, who are zone 5. And our yard has those warm pockets. The trick is to find them!

  2. You have the best most interesting clients. I love that you share.

    • Deborah Silver says

      Dear Jane, The relationship between my clients and I-I treasure this. I am happy to share any experience of mine. More gardeners makes for a better world. Deborah

  3. Hi Deborah!

    I’ve been away from the internet for a while with only intermittent access (a blessing and a curse) and have missed your beautiful posts. They certainly remain inspiring and, most of the time, awe inspiring!

    We have a few of the Dutch blue hydrangeas and they are beautiful in the landscape. Best part is, they antique beautifully, too.

    Hope Rob’s French trip was successful!

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