Following just a few simple growing tips for hydrangea will produce healthy plants with fluffy colorful blooms year after year. Planting Your Hydrangea Planting your Hydrangea in early spring or in the fall is ideal. When you are planting a Hydrangea , remember that the blooms and stems must be protected from strong winds and the hot afternoon sun. Avoid planting in open areas where strong winds could break stems. Planting on the eastern side of a building ensures that, in the afternoon, when the sun is at its hottest, your plants are in the shade. Make sure your plant has good drainage. If the soil is too wet, the roots might rot, and the plant will die. Incorporate a lot of organic matter and an all-purpose slow-release fertilizer into the soil to give your hydrangea a strong start. Hydrangeas can live for many years without ever needing to be pruned, but if your shrubs grow out of bounds or lose flowering vigor, then there are some essential pruning guidelines you must follow to ensure bountiful blooms the next year!
Information About Hydrangeas
While these flowering shrubs are low-maintenance, proper care will keep them blooming. Unrivaled in the shrub world for beautiful flowers, these elegant plants are easy to cultivate, tolerate almost any soil, and produce abundant blooms. Hydrangeas are excellent for a range of garden sites from group plantings to shrub borders to containers. Varieties abound every year, it seems, breeders present us with more options! To know how your hydrangea will grow, pay attention to the types, defined below. Hydrangeas can easily be grown from cuttings. They root readily and the process makes for a great lesson in propagation.
Hydrangeas can flourish in sun or shade. Huge bouquets of hydrangea flowers, which vary from mophead to lacecap types, show beauty from summer to fall. Varieties of hydrangea differ in size, flower shape, color, and bloom time. Macrophylla—also known as mophead—varieties are what people most commonly associate with hydrangeas.
Hydrangeas are popular shrubs with colorful flowers that bloom through summer and into fall. They usually bloom in shades of blue, purple, and pink, with some selections in white, green, or red. Most hydrangea bushes are easy to grow in Zones and prefer partial shade.