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Though there are many Hydrangeas in cultivation, very few are showy enough to warrant their general use, while one of the best species, Hydrangea hortenis, can only be grown successfully in the warmer counties. All Hydrangeas like a rich, loamy soil, and all can be increased by means of cuttings.

Hydrangea paniculata, from Japan, the most useful Hydrangea.

Hydrangea petiolaris is a trailing plant suitable for covering an old tree stump. Hydrangea belongs to Saxifragaceae.