Hydrangea macrophylla 'L.A. Dreamin' (Star Roses & Plants)
A new North American Hydrangea Test Garden has recently opened at Heritage Museums & Gardens in Sandwich, MA. Heritage President & CEO Ellen Spear said the organization is "proud to collaborate with the major hydrangea growers and developers to create a home for a National Hydrangea Test Garden where new hydrangea varieties will be planted, grown, and studied by our staff and garden interns."
Hydrangea paniculata 'Vanilla Strawberry' (Tree Form) - Bailey Nurseries
For the next five years, new kinds of hydrangeas will be evaluated by experts from across the country. The test garden is led by Dr. Michael Dirr, author and professor at the University of Georgia, in collaboration with growers from Bailey Nurseries and Ball.
To see all of the hydrangeas currently in the test garden, see the Heritage website here.