Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Hydrangea Plant Care


The French Hydrangea (Hydrangea macrophylla) flowers from buds formed on new growth produced the previous year, so pruning of this variety should be done immediately after blooming in early summer.

Hydrangea macrophylla is hardy to zone 8, however temperatures below 25 degrees F. will kill the new buds. (see the hardiness zone map…)

Hydrangeas need an abundance of water (hydrangea means water tub in Greek), partial to full sun, and very rich soil.

The spent flowers of Hydrangeas should be removed as soon as possible to allow the plant to direct it’s strength to growing and producing new buds rather than seeds. If you didn’t add compost to your hole when planting the Hydrangeas, you might consider replanting, because they thrive in rich soil. Fertilize liberally in the spring using a good all purpose plant food.

Pee Gee Hydrangeas may grow to 25 feet tall, while the more common varieties will usually only attain 6 feet.

Courtesy: The Garden Helper.

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