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All About Hydrangeas!

7/19/2019

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Everyone loves hydrangeas! They are a great summer plant when you want large, full blossoms in a variety of colors. Hydrangeas are a good ol’ reliable plant that makes a bold statement with minimal work from you. 

Some varieties have been blooming for a month or so. Others are getting ready for their showcase late this month.

We get lots of questions about hydrangeas. If you are confused about how to care for hydrangeas, read the answers to frequently asked questions about hydrangeas:


Are hydrangeas a good shrub for my garden?

Hydrangeas are a very strong shrub. They’re tough, disease-resistant, and once established, many varieties don’t need regular watering, except in extremely dry and hot conditions.

How big do hydrangeas get?

Hydrangeas come in many sizes ranging from 3 ft x 3ft up to 6ft x 6 ft. This makes them great for nearly any space.

What type of soil and light conditions do hydrangeas need?

Since hydrangeas are strong, they can grow well in many different soils. The pH of the soil will determine the color.

Hydrangeas, for the most part, prefer shade but some varieties can tolerate quite a bit of sun, like the Lime Light and Vanilla Strawberry.

How often should I water hydrangeas?

To get hydrangeas established after planting, we recommend watering 2-3 times a week. But once established, watering is only needed in hot, dry conditions.

A good layer of mulch can help keep moisture in during dry spells.

How can I change the color of my hydrangeas?  

If you planted blue hydrangeas and they are blooming pink then that means they need more acidic soil. To get the soil more acidic, fertilize with an acid-loving fertilizer like Miracid twice per month.