How hydrangeas are grown:when to continue with the planting ofhydrangeas, how to proceed and what care to devote to this splendid flowering plant.
Planting hydrangeascorrectly it can make the difference between growing a luxuriant plant full of flowers and ahydrangeafrailand with thin flowers. First, try to choose the variety ofhydrangeabest suited to your climatic zone and the type of soil in the garden.
If you meangrowing hydrangeas in pots, choose a specific soil for this plant and pay particular attention to fertilization: whenhydrangeas are grownin the open ground it will not be necessary to fertilize periodically, on the contrary, when the soil available to the roots is little (just as happens injar), it will be essential to proceed with fertigation even on a weekly basis to maintain flowering.
How to plant hydrangeas
- The position
Choose a position where thehydrangeacan reach its maximum splendor: thehydrangeasneed enough space, the plant area must allow the plant to develop reaching up to 1.40 m2.
Choose a shaded or semi-shaded location.
- The soil
The soil will need to be well drained. an excessively clayey soil could cause root rot.
- The roots
L'hydrangeait should not be planted too deep but the soil must reach right at the level of the collar. Make sure you respect the same planting level that the plant presented in pot, just as shown in the photo below.
- The planting
Hydrangeas can be planted in the garden from September to May.
- The transplant
It is possible to transplant ahydrangeawhen this has now lost all its leaves and has started a vegetative pause, that is, in late autumn or winter. In winter, those who live in Northern Italy would do well to protect hydrangea from the cold.
How hydrangeas are grown
- At the time of planting, place thehydrangeasin a humid area. Humidity is especially important during the first year of the plant.
- Theplanted hydrangeasunder a tree they fail to thrive both due to insufficient light (especially at the foot of deciduous trees), and because the roots of the trees subtract nutrients from the soil making it poorer for thehydrangea.
- For reproduction by hydrangea cuttings, for fertilization and other care to be devoted to this plant, we refer you to the articleHow to care for hydrangeas.
How to plant hydrangeas
1) Immerse the container purchased with the hydrangea in a bucket of water so that the clods are well impregnated.
2) Dig a hole 40 cm deep and wide and add a handful of nail clipper or special fertilizer for hydrangeas. Cover with a layer of earth, flare thehydrangea and bury it so that the top of the sod is level with the ground, as shown in the previous photo.
3) Fill the hole, press gently to form a basin around the foot and water abundantly so that the earth settles in a natural way.
4) It is necessary to prune the hydrangeas at the plantation by a third to half the height-
More tips onlike planting a hydrangea
Growing hydrangeas is a very easy task but most of all, very rewarding. Pay attention to prevent any parasitic attacks and, if necessary, intervene promptly to treat hydrangea diseases.
Tips for having blue hydrangeas
In order for hydrangeas to remain blue, the soil must have two factors: a degree of acidity (pH) lower than 5.5 and the presence of a sufficient quantity of aluminum.