Hydrangeas are often known by various names so we have created this ‘Hydrangea Plant Names Index’ to try to clarify some of the confusion. The world’s leading authority on correct species and sub-species names is the on-line publication by The Royal Botanic Gardens Kew and the MIssouri Botanic Garden known as www.theplantlist.org   Under the auspices of the ISHS (International Society for Horticultural Science) an ICRA (International Cultivar Registration Authority) for each genus is appointed. The ICRA for Hydrangeas is the American Public Gardens Association. By registering a new cultivar with the relevant ICRA, duplication of cultivar names can be avoided, names are kept in accordance with the ICNCP and names are formally established. For more info, see www.ishs.org/nomenclature-and-cultivar-registration/icra   Recent developments regarding Plant Breeders Rights, Patent protection and Trademark registration legislation have further confused the marketplace. For example, ‘Hanabi’ now has six different names! Below is our attempt to clarify the correct botanical names for the hydrangeas featured on this website.

COMMON NAME CORRECT BOTANICAL NAME
AB Green Shadow H. macrophylla ‘AB Green Shadow’
Adria H. macrophylla ‘Adria’
Alpen Glow H. macrophylla ‘Alpenglühen’
Alpenglühen H. macrophylla ‘Alpenglühen’
Althone H. macrophylla ‘Altona’
Altona H. macrophylla ‘Altona’
Amethyst H. macrophylla ‘Amethyst’
Ami Pasquier H. macrophylla ‘Ami Pasquier’
Angustipetala H. chinensis
Annabelle H. arborescens ‘Annabelle’
Anomala ssp. petiolaris H. petiolaris
Armor H. macrophylla ‘Blaumeise’
Avantgarde H. macrophylla ‘Avantgarde’
Ayesha H. macrophylla ‘Ayesha’
Baby Lace H. paniculata ‘Baby Lace’
Barry’s Best H. macrophylla ‘Barry’s Best’
Beauté Vendômoise H. macrophylla ‘Beauté Vendômoise’
Beni-gaku H. macrophylla ssp. serrata ‘Beni-gaku’
Bicolor H. macrophylla ‘Harlequin’
Blau Haller H. macrophylla ‘Blauer Zwerg’
Blaue Donau H. macrophylla ‘Blue Danube’
Blauer Prinz H. macrophylla ‘Blauer Prinz’
Blauer Zwerg H. macrophylla ‘Blauer Zwerg’
Blaumeise H. macrophylla ‘Blaumeise’
Blue Billow H. macrophylla ssp. serrata ‘Blue Billow’
Blue Bird H. macrophylla ssp. serrata ‘Blue Bird’
Blue Counter H. macrophylla ‘Blaumeise’
Blue Danube H. macrophylla ‘Blue Danube’
Blue Deckle H. macrophylla ssp. serrata ‘Blue Deckle’
Blue Prince H. macrophylla ‘Blauer Prinz’
Blue Sky H. macrophylla ‘Blaumeise’
Blue Tit H. macrophylla ‘Blaumeise’
Blue Titmouse H. macrophylla ‘Blaumeise’
Blue Wave H. macrophylla ‘Mariesii Perfecta’
Bodensee H. macrophylla ‘Bodensee’
Bokrathirteen H. paniculata ‘Bokrathirteen’
Bombshell H. paniculata ‘Bombshell’
Bon Cuse H. macrophylla ‘Bodensee’
Bouquet Blanc H. macrophylla ‘Regula’
Brestenberg H. macrophylla ‘Brestenberg’
Brido H. quercifolia ‘Brido’
Brussels lace H. paniculata ‘Brussels Lace’
Bulk H. paniculata ‘Bulk’
Burgundy Bliss H. aspera ‘Plum Passion’
Burgundy Lace H. paniculata ‘Burgundy Lace’
Buttons ‘n’ Bows H. macrophylla ‘Monrey’
Cardinal H. macrophylla ‘Cardinal Red’
Cardinal Red H. macrophylla ‘Cardinal Red’
Chiffon H. macrophylla ssp. serrata ‘Komacha’
Citylie™ Mars H. macrophylla ‘Ramars’
Clara H. macrophylla ‘Blauer Zwerg’
Coerulea Lace H. macrophylla ‘Curtis’ Legacy’
Comet H. macrophylla ‘Pia’
Curtis’ Legacy H. macrophylla ‘Curtis’ Legacy’
Cyanoclada H. macrophylla ‘Nigra’
D.V.P. Pinky H. paniculata ‘D.V.P. Pinky’
Danube Bleu H. macrophylla ‘Blue Danube’
Deutschland H. macrophylla ‘Deutschland’
Diadem H. macrophylla ssp. serrata ‘Diadem’
Domotoi H. macrophylla ‘Setsuka-yae’
Double Delights™ Perfection H. macrophylla ‘Perfection’
Dragon Fly H. macrophylla ‘Libelle’
Dutch Ladies™ Stella H. macrophylla ‘Sidastell’
Enziandom H. macrophylla ‘Enziandom’
Europa H. macrophylla ‘Europa’
Fanfare H. macrophylla ‘Fanfare’
Feu d’Artifice H. macrophylla ‘Hanabi’
Fire and Ice H. paniculata ‘Wim’s Red’
Fireworks H. macrophylla ‘Hanabi’
Fireworks H. macrophylla ‘Fuji Waterfall’
Flemygea H. quercifolia ‘Flemygea’
Flower of Izu H. macrophylla ‘Izu no hana’
Forever & Ever™ Pistachio H. macrophylla ‘Horwack’
Forever & Ever™ Red H. macrophylla ‘Red Sensation’
Forever Pink H. macrophylla ‘Alpenglühen’
Frillibet H. macrophylla ‘Frillibet’
Fuji no taki H. macrophylla ‘Fuji Waterfall’
Fuji Waterfall H. macrophylla ‘Hanabi’
Fuji Waterfall H. macrophylla ‘Fuji Waterfall’
Garden Baudirector Kühnert H. macrophylla ‘Garden Baudirector Kühnert’
Générale Vicomtesse de Vibraye H. macrophylla ‘Générale Vicomtesse de Vibraye’
Gentian Dome H. macrophylla ‘Enziandom’
Geoffrey Chadbund H. macrophylla ‘Möwe’
Gertrud Glahn H. macrophylla ‘Gertrud Glahn’
Gertrude Glahn H. macrophylla ‘Gertrud Glahn’
Glam Rock H. macrophylla ‘Horwack’
Glowing Embers H. macrophylla ‘Alpenglühen’
Golden Crane H. chinensis ‘Mon Long Shou’
Goliath H. macrophylla ‘Goliath’
Grandiflora H. paniculata ‘Grandiflora’
Grayswood H. macrophylla ssp. serrata ‘Grayswood’
Great Star H. paniculata ‘Le Vasterival’
Green Shadow H. macrophylla ‘AB Green Shadow’
H. angustipetala ‘Mon Long Shou’ H. chinensis ‘Mon Long Shou’
H. cuneatifolia H. integrifolia
H. glandulosa H. integrifolia
H. heteromalla var. mollis H. heteromalla
H. integra H. integrifolia
H. involucrata’Hortensia’ H. involucrata ‘Hortensis’
H. japonica ‘Intermedia’ H. macrophylla ssp. serrata ‘Intermedia’
H. kamienskii H. heteromalla
H. serrata ‘Acuminata’ H. macrophylla ssp. serrata ‘Intermedia’
H18-12 H. macrophylla ‘Peace’
H20-2 H. macrophylla ‘Miss Saori’
Hamburg H. macrophylla ‘Hamburg’
Hanabi H. macrophylla ‘Hanabi’
Harlequin H. macrophylla ‘Harlequin’
Hashikuzu H. macrophylla ssp. serrata ‘Diadem’
Hedi H. macrophylla ‘Avantgarde’
Heteromalla H. heteromalla
Hilary’s Blue Lace H. macrophylla ‘Hilary’s Blue Lace’
Hokkaido H. macrophylla ssp. serrata ‘Hokkaido’
Hörnli H. macrophylla ‘Hörnli’
Horwack H. macrophylla ‘Horwack’
Hycahedi H. macrophylla ‘Avantgarde’
Integrifolia H. integrifolia
Interhydia H. paniculata ‘Interhydia’
Intermedia H. macrophylla ssp. serrata ‘Intermedia’
Izu no hana H. macrophylla ‘Izu no hana’
Jane H. paniculata ‘Jane’
Japonica Coerulea H. macrophylla ‘Curtis’ Legacy’
Jumbo H. macrophylla ‘Madame Emile Mouillère’
Kardinal H. macrophylla ‘Kardinal’
Kikuzaki-Hai H. macrophylla ssp. serrata ‘Komacha’
King George H. macrophylla ‘King George’
Kiyosumi H. macrophylla ssp. serrata ‘Kiyosumi’
Kiyusumensis H. macrophylla ssp. serrata ‘Kiyosumi’
Komacha H. macrophylla ssp. serrata ‘Komacha’
Komachi Schichidanka H. macrophylla ssp. serrata ‘Komacha’
COMMON NAME CORRECT BOTANICAL NAME
Komachiana H. macrophylla ssp. serrata ‘Komacha’
Kompeito H. macrophylla ‘Kompeito’
Kuro jaku H. macrophylla ‘Nigra’
Kyushu H. paniculata ‘Kyushu’
Lady in Red H. macrophylla ‘Lady in Red’
Lanarth White H. macrophylla ‘Lanarth White’
Lavblaa H. macrophylla ‘Blauer Zwerg’
Lavblau H. macrophylla ‘Blauer Zwerg’
Le Vasterival H. paniculata ‘Le Vasterival’
Lemon Daddy H. macrophylla ‘Lemon Daddy’
Lemon Wave H. macrophylla ‘Lemon Wave’
Libelle H. macrophylla ‘Libelle’
Lilacina H. macrophylla ‘Mariesii Lilacina’
Limelight H. paniculata ‘Zwijnenburg’
Little Honey H. quercifolia ‘Little Honey’
Little Lime H. paniculata ‘Jane’
Love H. macrophylla ‘Love H1917’
Lower Saxony H. macrophylla ‘Niedersachsen’
Macrophylla H. aspera ‘Macrophylla’
Maculata H. macrophylla ‘Maculata’
Madame Emile Mouillère H. macrophylla ‘Madame Emile Mouillère’
Madame Faustin Travouillon H. macrophylla ‘Madame Faustin Travouillon’
Mandchurica H. macrophylla ‘Nigra’
Mariesii H. macrophylla ‘Mariesii’
Mariesii Grandiflora H. macrophylla ‘Mariesii Grandiflora’
Mariesii Lilacina H. macrophylla ‘Mariesii Lilacina’
Mariesii Perfecta H. macrophylla ‘Mariesii Perfecta’
Mars H. macrophylla ‘Ramars’
Mathilde Gütges H. macrophylla ‘Mathilde Gütges’
Merritt’s Beauty H. macrophylla ‘Merritt’s Beauty’
Merritt’s Supreme H. macrophylla ‘Merritt’s Supreme’
Midoriboshi temari H. macrophylla ssp. serrata ‘Midoriboshi temari’
Minazuki H. paniculata ‘Grandiflora’
Miranda H. macrophylla ssp. serrata ‘Miranda’
Miss Belgium H. macrophylla ‘Miss Belgium’
Miss Saori H. macrophylla ‘Miss Saori’
Miyama Yae-murasaki H. macrophylla ssp. serrata ‘Miyama Yae-murasaki’
Mon Long Shou H. chinensis ‘Mon Long Shou’
Monrey H. macrophylla ‘Monrey’
Möwe H. macrophylla ‘Möwe’
Nachtigall H. macrophylla ‘Nachtigall’
Next Generation™ Red Sensation H. macrophylla ‘Red Sensation’
Niedersachsen H. macrophylla ‘Niedersachsen’
Nightingale H. macrophylla ‘Nachtigall’
Nigra H. macrophylla ‘Nigra’
Nikko Blue H. macrophylla ‘Nikko Blue’
Otaksa H. macrophylla ‘Otaksa’
Painter’s Palette H. macrophylla ssp. serrata x acuminata’Painter’s Palette’
Parsifal H. macrophylla ‘Parzifal’
Parsival H. macrophylla ‘Parzifal’
Parzifal H. macrophylla ‘Parzifal’
Parzival H. macrophylla ‘Parzifal’
Peace H. macrophylla ‘Peace’
Peacock H. macrophylla ‘Madame Faustin Travouillon’
PeeGee H. paniculata ‘Grandiflora’
Perfection H. macrophylla ‘Perfection’
Petiolaris H. petiolaris
PG H. paniculata ‘Grandiflora’
Phantom H. paniculata ‘Phantom’
Pia H. macrophylla ‘Pia’
Piamina H. macrophylla ‘Pia’
Pink Beauty H. macrophylla ssp. serrata ‘Preziosa’
Pink Diamond H. paniculata ‘Interhydia’
Pink Elf H. macrophylla ‘Pia’
Pinky Winky H. paniculata ‘D.V.P. Pinky’
Pistachio H. macrophylla ‘Horwack’
Plum Passion H. aspera ‘Plum Passion’
Pretty Maiden H. macrophylla ssp. serrata ‘Komacha’
Preziosa H. macrophylla ssp. serrata ‘Preziosa’
Purple Tiers H. macrophylla ssp. serrata ‘Miyama Yae-murasaki’
Quelpartensis H. anomala ssp. petiolaris var. ovalifolia
Quick Fire H. paniculata ‘Bulk’
Ramars H. macrophylla ‘Ramars’
Red Sensation H. macrophylla ‘Red Sensation’
Redwing H. macrophylla ‘Rotdrossel’
Regula H. macrophylla ‘Regula’
Renhy H. paniculata ‘Renhy’
Rotdrossel H. macrophylla ‘Rotdrossel’
Royal Purple H. macrophylla ‘Mathilde Gütges’
Samantha H. arborescens ssp. radiata ‘Samantha’
Sargentiana H. aspera ssp. sargentiana
Savant H. macrophylla ‘Avantgarde’
Schloss Wackerbarth H. macrophylla ‘Horwack’
Seagull H. macrophylla ‘Möwe’
Sedgewick’s White H. macrophylla ‘Madame Emile Mouillère’
Seemannii H. seemannii
Sensation H. macrophylla ‘Sensation’
Sensation 75 H. macrophylla ‘Harlequin’
Setsuka-yae H. macrophylla ‘Setsuka-yae’
Shirahuzi H. macrophylla ssp. serrata ‘Shirofuji’
Shirofuji H. macrophylla ssp. serrata ‘Shirofuji’
Shooting Star H. macrophylla ‘Hanabi’
Sidastell H. macrophylla ‘Sidastell’
Silver Dollar H. paniculata ‘Silver Dollar’
Silver Slipper H. macrophylla ‘Ayesha’
Sister Therese H. macrophylla ‘Soeur Thérèse’
Snow Queen H. quercifolia ‘Flemygea’
Snowflake H. quercifolia ‘Brido’
Soeur Thérèse H. macrophylla ‘Soeur Thérèse’
Sol H. macrophylla ‘Sol’
Star Gazer H. macrophylla ‘Kompeito’
Sumida no Hanabi H. macrophylla ‘Hanabi’
Sumida-no-hanabi H. macrophylla ‘Fuji Waterfall’
Sweet Summer H. paniculata ‘Bokrathirteen’
Taika Yae H. macrophylla ‘Setsuka-yae’
Tama Azisai H. involucrata ‘Tama Azisai’
Tardiva H. paniculata ‘Tardiva’
Teller Blue H. macrophylla ‘Blaumeise’
Teller Kardinal H. macrophylla ‘Kardinal’
Teller Red H. macrophylla ‘Rotdrossel’
Teller White H. macrophylla ‘Libelle’
Tokyo Delight H. macrophylla ‘Tokyo Delight’
Tornado H. macrophylla ‘Madame Emile Mouillère’
Unique H. paniculata ‘Unique’
Uzu-azisai H. macrophylla ‘Ayesha’
Vanilla Strawberry H. paniculata ‘Renhy’
Vanille Fraise H. paniculata ‘Renhy’
Veitchii H. macrophylla ‘Veitchii’
Villosa Group H. aspera ‘Villosa Group’
Vuurwerk H. macrophylla ‘Hanabi’
Webb H. paniculata ‘Webb’
Wedding Ring H. macrophylla ‘Fanfare’
White Bouquet H. macrophylla ‘Regula’
White Moth H. paniculata ‘White Moth’
White Wave H. macrophylla ‘Mariesii Grandiflora’
Wim’s Red H. paniculata ‘Wim’s Red’
Winning Edge H. macrophylla ‘Pia’
You-Me H1917 H. macrophylla ‘Love H1917’
Zwijnenburg H. paniculata ‘Zwijnenburg’