Hydrangea Plants and Species For Sale
Readily available for sale from nurseries and by mail order from online suppliers all Hydrangea thrive in rich soil fertilize liberally in the spring using a good all purpose plant food.
Hydrangeas in general prefer a part shaded position and a humus rich soil. Having said that, hydrangea are also fairly tough, they may suffer on a hot day, but hydrangea will bounce back quickly. These are a summer flowering plant, large flowers and long flowering. Most like shade and are invaluable for summer colour in shade garden.
Will hydrangeas grow in pots ? Smaller growing cultivars do well in pots given a good quality potting mix and moisture. They will need repotting every 3-4 years.
Although many gardeners believe that Hydrangeas grow best when fertilised twice a year with specialist fertiliser, we find this not exactly tree.
For plants with so much foliage and such large flowers Hydrangeas actually require little fertiliser in good soil.
Once established we simply mulch around the plants every year, and we do use a lot of mulch, we keep its deep, to around 6 inches (15 cm).
This not only means we don’t need to water, it means that the worms and other beneficial microbes get to work and provide the hydrangeas with enough food to thrive.
Hydrangea ferti8liser and Flower Colour.
In acid soil the Hydrangea flowers will be blue, pink flowers and in alkaline soil, white or neutral. Some hydrangea are white, and white flowers can not be changed by altering the ph of the soil. See white and blue varieties growing side by side (picture right)
So if you want to change the flower colour, and the acidity of the soil will do this with some (not all) hydrangeas then you need to apply something that will change the pH of the soil.
So for blue flowers, use a fertiliser or soil amendment that will acidify the soil. Most organic material will increase soil acidity, so our mulch does this. You can also use Aluminium sulphate.
H. quercifolia (Oakleaf hydrangea), H. macrophylla, Lace-cap hydrangeas and H. aspera. The ‘Endless Summer’ cultivars are long flowering from October right through until June or July.
Hydrangeas prefer a moist soil, so mulch well for best results. To prune your hydrangea simply remove old woody growth by 1/3 each year and cut back growth that has flowered to a pair of new buds.
You can find hydrangea for sale at garden centres and good retail nurseries usually during the flowering season, a wider range are available to buy online through nurseries that specialise in hydrangea species and named cultivars.
Hydrangea Species and Cultivars include :
Hydrangea, anomala, arborescens,aspera, heteromall, involuctra, luteovenosa, macrophylla, paniculata, petiolaris, serratifolia, strigosa, villosa. Admiration, Altona, Annabelle,Ami Pasquier, Agnes Pavelli, Benelux, Blue Prince, Brilliant, Draps Festival, Great Sensation, Hatfield Rose, Hamburg, Kyushu, Lanarth White, Le cygne, Todi Dwarf, Tokyo Delight, Leopold, Mme Legou, Matilda Gutges, Miss Belgium, Mont Jean, Paniculata Grandiflora, Parzival, Pia, President Doumier, Quercifolia, Red Emperor, Rose Supreme, Rubis, Snow Flake, Strafford, Tosca, Veitchii, Voster Fruholt.
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