All Hydrangeas in this garden bloom blue, unless they are near a limestone rock, in which case they fade to lavender or sometimes pinker.
and 'Mariesii Variegata' that were cuttings from Miss Billie who said, "Just stick them in the ground, they'll root." Six cuttings rooted. I killed three by moving them at the wrong time to the wrong place.
I planted some beds with both hydrangeas and azaleas.
Eventually southern azaleas crowd and shade out hydrangeas,
and I make different arrangements. These are planted with azaleas
and some native hypericum which offered itself.
Local Gardeners tell me they tried Endless Summer Hydrangea and were not impressed with its performance. I guess not. It was developed so that gardeners farther north could enjoy the summer blooms that we in the deepest South have known for years with the old cultivars passed from garden to garden.
Hydrangeas play well with others like daylilies, coneflower, lilies, camellias, loropetalum and crinums.
Flowers and text are from the garden of Nell Jean at http://www.seedscatterer.blogspot.com/ in the hot, humid depths of Southwest Georgia USA where Magnolia and Gardenias perfume the humid air and none of the Crape Myrtles have Hydrangea companions.