Hydrangea plants are a highly popular ornamental shrub, most known for their prolific and colourful blooms. Interestingly, the colour of these flowers will vary depending on the soil pH. Hydrangeas growing in acid soil will be blue, while Hydrangeas in akaline soil tend to be pink.
The flowers of Hydrangea plants can also be mophead or lacecap. Mophead flowers are abundant and full, while lacecap flowers have flatter and more intricate appearance.
Hydrangeas can be a little tricky to grow, but if properly cared for they offer beautiful blooms that can fill your garden with some much-needed colour. From small hydrangea plants to large hydrangea shrubs, you’ll find a hydrangea to suit your garden in our collection.
Do Hydrangeas Need Sun Or Shade?
While hydrangeas do require sunlight, they can be fussy under higher temperatures. It’s best to plant your hydrangeas in a spot where they can enjoy the cooler morning sunlight but be protected from midday and afternoon sun that can threaten to dry them out.
Do Hydrangeas Like A Lot Of Water?
It’s important to keep the soil around your hydrangeas moist but not wet. Overwatering can lead to wilting, especially when combined with the afternoon sun. Make sure to test the soil around your hydrangea to ensure it doesn’t dry out, but also to make sure it doesn’t feel waterlogged.
Should I Cut Off Dead Hydrangea Blooms?
Yes, ‘deadheading’ your hydrangeas is important throughout their blooming season. This allows fresh flowers to keep blooming and looking their absolute best, but be careful not to deadhead your hydrangeas in the autumn – dried blooms should be left in place until the new blooming season to protect the plant over winter.
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