Flowers January February March April August September October November December. This plant bears flowers in many shades from Spring to Autumn.COMMON NAME(S)
Bigleaf hydrangea, Hortensia, Lace-cap hydrangea, Florist's HydrangeaUSES IN LANDSCAPE DESIGN
Lovely grown in tubs on a shady patio. Flowers are ideal for the vase. Cut flowering stems in the hard wood, otherwise the flower will not last when picked.
Informal/ cottage style
Planting: Blue hydrangeas need a soil pH of as low as 4.5, so add a lot of acid compost when planting to make it more acid. For pink hydrangeas, the soil does not need to be as acid (pH 6.0), so plant with ordinary compost.
Watering and feeding: Water deeply, particularly during hot, dry spells. Use hydrangea food at regular intervals throughout the growing season. Keep the plants well mulched.
Pruning: Prune at the end of winter. Cut back the previous year’s growth to three pairs of buds, to promote sturdy new stems with large blooms.
Prune plants at the end of Winter.SOIL CONDITIONS
Moist, well drained, acidic