Fairytrail Bride® Cascade Hydrangea®

SKU: 44065

Size: One Quart
Sale price$19.99
In stock


This newest type of hydrangea is simply fabulous! Cascade Hydrangea® earns its name from the unique ability to set flower buds down the entire length of its graceful horizontal stems. The effect is a bit like a garland, swag, or indeed, a cascade of flowers.

At present, there is only one Cascade Hydrangea® available: Fairytrail Bride®. This plant created an instant sensation in 2018 when it debuted at the Chelsea Flower Show and earned the prestigious Plant of the Year award under the name Runaway Bride hydrangea. The work of renown plant breeder Ushio Sakazaki, the genius behind the game-changing Supertunia Vista Bubblegum petunia, it represents the apotheosis of contemporary hydrangea breeding. Here's how to grow it.


Cascade Hydrangea is a hybrid that combines multiple species and varieties to develop the flower power and bud set that makes it so distinctive. As such, its a bit difficult to completely ascertain its cold tolerance. It is currently believed to be hardy in the ground only to USDA zone 7. However, determined gardeners in colder climates can try growing it in a container that can be moved to a cool, bright spot in winter. The spot should be cool enough that the plant does not enter active growth, but protected from prolonged sub-freezing temperatures. 



Fairytrail Bride Cascade Hydrangea is equally tall as it is wide, and it develops a strong horizontal presence in the garden. 


Plant Cascade Hydrangeas in sun to part sun. The ideal spot would receive high filtered light all day. 


The typical moist, well-drained soil is exactly what Cascade Hydrangeas appreciate. Fairytrail Bride has white flowers, which are not impacted by soil chemistry, so whether you grow it in acidic to slightly alkaline soil is not important.


Powerful bloomers like Cascade Hydrangeas benefit from extra fertilizer to increase bud set and prolong the bloom. We recommend an application of granular rose fertilizer in early spring, then monthly through late June/early July.

Flower Color

The flowers of Fairytrail Bride Cascade Hydrangea are white, and cannot be changed through soil conditions. If they are wilting or browning quickly, this typically indicates that the plant has dried out or otherwise experienced water stress.


Cascade Hydrangeas primarily bloom on old wood, and should be treated as such - in other words, avoid trimming or cutting them back, though entire branches can be removed to develop the habit or shape you prefer. If flowers persist after winter, they can be traced back to the closest set of buds and snipped off.

Cascade hydrangea problems

Cascade Hydrangea are largely trouble-free; if deer or rabbits are an issue in your yard, however, plants should be protected with netting or a repellent, as both are fond of eating the tender flower buds as they develop and that can remove the flowering ability for the entire season. 


We guarantee that you will be satisfied with your purchase and that your plants will arrive healthy, free of pests and diseases, and true to name. If for any reason you are dissatisfied, notify us within 30 days of receipt of your order and we will refund you.


Notify us within 7 days if you have a concern about orders shipped in autumn so we can make a note of it. Warranty on such plants is extended to May 31 of the following year.  Our fall guarantee does not cover plants that are not hardy (i.e., able to survive winter) in your area, so please verify your USDA hardiness zone (click ‘Growing Zone’ in the site navigation and enter your zip code) before purchasing. If you have questions about whether a plant can survive winter in your area, please call us before purchasing. See Product Care section below for additional information.


We ship jumbo size plants with hefty root systems that outperform smaller plants obtained from other mail order nurseries.


We take great pride in our packaging.  Please contact us immediately for any damaged boxes or shortages.  (Please note: multiple boxes shipped by Fed Ex might not always arrive the same day)


Any plant shipped dormant in the spring is guaranteed to break dormancy even if it takes more than one month. Call us directly if you have any concerns.


Photos of the plant(s) will be required so that we may provide the best assistance possible


A plant refund is based on the plant cost less discounts and shipping charges.  Allow up to 2 weeks for processing. We reserve the right to request a return of an item.


After 30 days, we cannot be responsible for product that is in your care. This includes overwintering, animals, insects, diseases, poor planting, plants beyond their hardiness zone, drought, flooding, etc. Our expert staff is here to assist you with any problem you may be experiencing. Our goal is that you are successful with our product.

Customer Reviews

Based on 12 reviews
Sharon S.

Great plant

Deborah R.
You will be glad you tried this plant

Fairytrail hydrangeas came in great shape. Packaging was superb and plants arrived healthy and in great shape. They have all been planted and are growing nicely. I love them. I can’t wait until they start to bloom.


I bought two of these beauties and they are thriving. Looking foward to seeing the blooms. This company is the best! I have purchased several plants from them and they all arrive healthy and have taken off in my garden.💗

Linda C.
Current look.

The plant arrived in good condition. I transplanted it into a gallon container . I will up the size of container next spring and prepare for a beautiful sight.

great garden plants is the perfect name

I recently purchased several hydrangeas and they got to me in good shape. I put them in the ground and enjoyed watching them grow and bloom but then Oregon had a unprecedented heat wave for several days, temps to 117 degrees and my fairytrail bride got fried along with two other hydrageas. I reordered one of the plants and hope to replace the other two as funds become available.

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