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8 Prettiest Pink Hydrangea Varieties for Your Yard

Make your garden blush with pink hydrangeas! Discover delightful pink hydrangea cultivars to add to containers, borders and more.

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Starfield Bigleaf Hydrangea

Hydrangea macrophylla ‘Kolmafafa’
Zones 5 to 9
Described as “one of the heaviest flowering bigleaf hydrangeas you’ll ever encounter,” this pink hydrangea offers plenty of interest in both its foliage and its blooms. Boasting flowers from mid-spring to late summer, Starfield grows best in full sun to part shade and moist, well-drained soil.

Why We Love It: For those with less time to tend to their garden, this flower is a perfect pick. The grower says all it requires is three steps: planting, watering, and relaxing.

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Cityline Paris Hydrangea

Hydrangea macrophylla ‘Paris rapa’
Zones 5 to 9
An on-the-small-side hydrangea with blossoms that start out green and red and eventually turn pink, Cityline Paris shines in containers, on borders and in small-space gardens. Gorgeous green foliage is mildew resistant.

Why We Love It: Cityline Paris is a low-maintenance beauty. The only reason to prune it is to control its height.

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Gatsby Pink Oakleaf Hydrangea

Hydrangea quercifolia ‘JoAnn’
Zones 5 to 9
Throw a glamorous party in your garden with the Gatsby pink oakleaf hydrangea. Growing best in part to full sun, its flowers start out white and then shift quickly to a delightful pink. The grower notes that the plant might need protection from cold winter temperatures.

Why We Love It: The grower suggests placing this plant in woodland gardens, so it’d make a great addition to any cottage garden you might be planning.

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Seaside Serenade Hamptons Hydrangea

Hydrangea macrophylla ‘horthamp’
Zones 4 to 9
This plant boasts incredible, eye-catching blooms that start red and transition to a lovely shade of pink. Foliage goes from deep green to a festive maroon in fall. Flowers are ball-shaped and an excellent choice for a cut flower garden.

Why We Love It: The grower notes that there’s no need to worry about missing a day of watering. The plant resists heat and sun scorch, even on hot days.

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Pinky Winky Hydrangea

Hydrangea paniculata ‘DVP Pinky
Zones 3 to 8
With bicolored pink and white blooms, this panicle hydrangea will brighten up your summer garden. The huge flowers start out white, then turn pink, and then extend with white tips for a spectacular two-tone effect.

Why We Love It: A Pinky Winky hydrangea is extremely cold hardy and isn’t fazed by freezing winter weather.

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Seaside Serenade ‘Fire Island’ Hydrangea

Hydrangea macrophylla ‘Hortfire’
Zones 4 to 9
Heat things up in your garden when you add the ‘Fire Island’ hydrangea. Growing best in filtered sun or partial shade, the long-lasting blooms start out white and red and eventually evolve to a shade of pink.

Why We Love It: The grower notes that this hydrangea does well in pots, which makes it easy to add some delightful flair to your patio or smaller space.

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Invincibelle Spirit II Hydrangea

Hydrangea arborescens ‘NCHA2′
Zones 3 to 8
Enjoy the look of an Annabelle smooth hydrangea with bright pink flowers that gradually change to a pretty green hue. As an added bonus, these shrubs rebloom—so you’ll be treated to weeks of bold color!

Why We Love It: A portion of the proceeds from Invincibelle Spirit II sales is donated to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

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Pink Splendor Hydrangea

Hydrangea macrophylla ‘MonPKSP’
Zones 4 to 9
Lighter pastel pink in color, this hydrangea offers smile-worthy flowers throughout spring and summer. The grower recommends keeping soil moist but not drenched, and deadheading spent blooms.

Why We Love It: This hydrangea is particularly forgiving of problem conditions, growing well in acidic soil or beneath trees.

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Emily Hannemann
Emily Hannemann is an associate digital editor for Birds & Blooms. She has a bachelor’s degree in English and a master’s degree in magazine writing from the University of Missouri - Columbia. When she’s not writing and editing, you’ll find her swimming, running, or hiking. She knows blue jays are controversial, but she loves them anyway.