Southern Gardening: Use hydrangeas for partial-shade beauty
Hydrangeas are old-fashioned, rounded-form shrubs that put on flamboyant flower displays in the summer and fall. And every year, great new selections are introduced, so gardeners should watch out for these terrific new options.
The three types of hydrangea commonly found in Mississippi gardens are the French, the PeeGee and the Oakleaf.
French hydrangea has two types of flowers: mopheads and lacecaps. Mopheads resemble pom-poms and are big, round and showy. Lacecaps are fern-like.