Hydrangea 'Annabelle'



America's favorite for old-fashioned elegance

Royal Horticultural Society Award of Garden Merit

The Hydrangea 'Annabelle' was discovered in an Anna, Illinois garden and is probably the most recognized and popular of the old-fashioned flowering shrubs grown in gardens throughout the United States. Once the shrub has taken root and begun to flourish, it will produce huge, 12-inch snow white flowers in early summer. The flowers will increase in size all the way into fall. This is one flower that is a must for any garden.

Reaching a height and width of four feet, the Hydrangea 'Annabelle' complements every color in your garden and will never get out of its bounds. The shrub grows best in the shade but will also tolerate humidity and heat. The leaves and flowers are great both fresh and dried. Many people have had success planting the Annabelle for accent planting, bordering, or creating an eye-catching white-and-pink hedge. This native species is very cold-tolerant, unlike most hydrangeas. So, if you live in a region with cold seasons, this is the flower for you.


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Genus Hydrangea
Species arborescens
Variety 'Annabelle'
Zone 4 - 9
Bloom Start To End Early Summer - Late Summer
Habit Compact
Plant Height 4 ft - 5 ft
Plant Width 3 ft - 5 ft
Bloom Size 12 in
Additional Characteristics Free Bloomer, Heirloom, Long Bloomers, Repeat Bloomer, Bloom First Year, Butterfly Lovers, Easy Care Plants, Fast Growing, Flower
Bloom Color White
Foliage Color Medium Green
Light Requirements Part Shade
Moisture Requirements Moist,  well-drained
Resistance Cold Hardy, Disease Resistant, Heat Tolerant, Humidity Tolerant, Pest Resistant
Soil Tolerance Clay, Normal,  loamy
Uses Border, Cut Flowers, Hedge, Specimen
Restrictions *Due to state restrictions we cannot ship to the following:
Canada, Guam, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands

Product Review Summary

Based on 2 reviews
The average rating for this product is 5 out of 5 stars
Overall Rating: 5.0/5.0

Customer Reviews

October 30, 2012

Super, Easy, Dependable, and Floriferous!

This shopper rated the product 5 out of 5 stars

This hydrangea is easy to care for and has huge flowers (They get larger each year as the plant ages!) They are great as cut flowers and can even be dried. Unlike other hydrangeas they can be pruned anytime and always grow back beautifully. They maintain a great size. The white blooms of this adaptable shrub glow in the spring and summer garden. I have bought several over the years and am very happy. This is a must-have hydrangea!

Gardener Zone 6 from
April 21, 2012

Annabells-the best carefree show-stoppers ever!!

This shopper rated the product 5 out of 5 stars

I planted 2 Annabells on the east side of my home where it is was very boring and plain. Even before they were fully established, my neighbors on the east were ranting and raving how beautiful they were and thanked me for their view! Awesome at cut flowers also. They keep for weeks.

Luann from WI

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