Hide ugly foundation walls with these gorgeous plantings.

Hydrangea | Best Foundation Plantings

Height: 3-5 ft.

Spread: 3-5 ft.


Zones: 5-9

Best for: Front-and-center locations where hydrangea’s thick foliage and large, loopy blooms do a great job of hiding plain-Jane foundation walls. In neutral soil expect ball-shaped, pink and lavender blossoms; in slightly acidic soil, they’ll bloom deep blue.

Tip: Keep plants at least two feet from your siding to prevent moisture problems and give them room to spread.

Image: Kathryn Zbrzezny