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Hydrangea

Hydrangea makes a wonderful color splash during summer and autumn. They like moist soils and partial shade. Some of the cultivars of Hydrangea macrophylla are the most popular to grow. Hydrangea is also known as Hortensia. It is part of the Hydrangeaceae family of plants. It is native to the Americas and Asia.

The blue variety thrives in acid soils. Hydrangea macrophylla Mariessii with large flat heads turns colors depending on the acidity of the soil. On slightly chalky or alkaline soils can turn more pink and red. Most varieties change color except white. By adding alum (aluminum sulfate) in early spring you can help them change color to blue. Most of the Hydrangea varieties grow to 2m or 6ft. in height. Hydrangeas are toxic to pets and horses.

Flower - Pink Hydrangea
Pink Hydrangea

How to grow Hydrangeas:

Hydrangeas are easy to grow and hardy. Grow Hydrangea in full sun or partial shade. But they don’t like heat, so keep them in shade in the afternoons. Plant them in moist, fertile but well-drained soil. Plant them in early spring. They thrive on deep watering. But never let them get soggy. Transplant them only when they are dormant.

I first came to know these beautiful flowers in England, they are very popular and you see them in almost every English garden. In certain countries and climates, they are kept in greenhouses and flowers that decorate the house.

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Blue Hydreangea

In fact, many times people buy them as cut flowers they definitely add a lot of cheer to any room and just a few branches of Hydrangea can make a beautiful arrangement. It is also used in larger flower arrangements as an accent piece.

The large balls of flowers come in various shades of pink, purple, and blue, and white. They also have beautiful green leaves oval-shaped which accentuates the flowers and creates a beautiful shrub even when there no flowers.

Hydrangea or Hortensia
Hydrangea or Hortensia

Also read:
Hydrangea arborescens
Hydrangea serrata ‘Preziosa’
Hydrangea quercifolia ‘Alice’

Hydrangea paniculata ‘Floribunda’
Hydrangea aspera

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I am a flower enthusiast and a gardener at heart. Ever since childhood I loved reading about plants and started gardening at an early age. First by helping my father in the garden and later managing a large garden myself in my teen years. I planted and cared for a large number of plants, flowers, and trees both outdoors and in a greenhouse. To this day I enjoy visiting gardens and parks and learning about new and old specimens and varieties of plants.

2 comments

  1. I was rather skeptical about buying a plant online; I’d never done it before. I’m glad I took the chance! This hydrangea has really taken off, and is already bigger than one I had purchased at Home Depot two years ago.

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