The, in general, prefer the shadow or the half shade only the hydrangea paniculate and the hydrangea pétiolaris require a more sunny situation.
Hydrangeas like light-shaded sub wood exhibits, they bring a beautiful clarity that attracts the look and the desire to approach. The inflorescences are then highlighted by the diversity of the greens around them.
The half shade allows them to keep the freshness, they do not support the lack of water, the dryness removes them all radiance and the inflorescences fade. A little sunshine in the morning or in the evening suits them alright.
A temperate climate is ideal for them, they support winter frosts without the problem but are very sensitive to spring gels that can destroy their flower buds.
Isolated, potted, in a group to illuminate the shadow of a garden, in alignment.
In pots, feel free to add a tutor to help the branches to support the weight of blossoming flowers.
In a massif in association with other plants: Daboecia, ferns, hosta …
They harmonize very well with each other to create a palette of extraordinary colors in perpetual changes of the month of June to the month of October. The white, always of a great elegance, gives, even more, sparkles to the colorful palette.
Play the Associations of shapes, foliages, dare colors in harmony or contrast … Everything is allowed!
The hydrangeas are beautiful everywhere, they come off wonderfully well, with a lot of tonicity in front of houses with white walls and they happily marry the old stones of old houses and chapels lost in nature, at the detour of the hollow paths.
And above all, make bouquets and still bouquets, throughout the summer for the brightness of the colors and the light they bring in the house and in the fall for the colors more deaf, softer, blues that take gradients of Celadon green and warm grey, roses and reds that come in old roses ocrés with indescribable subtlety.
When and how to plant your hydrangea?
Planting can be done year-round for plants in containers provided they are regularly watered. Avoid installing them during the cold weather.
The hydrangeas need the sun so that their flowers truly find their sparkle but they love the light shade at the hot hours of the day.
They naturally grow in acidic terrain, predicting a hole equal to two times the volume of the Clod. In a non-acidic terrain, the dimensions of the hole will be at least four times more important than the clod of the plant.
In this case, fill the planting hole with a mixture of heather soil, peat and very well decomposed leaf loam, in the proportions of 3/4 of the mixture and 1/4 of your Earth.
Don’t forget to dip your plant before you put it in the hole and make sure that the top of the clod is flush with the soil level, the heath plants don’t like to be buried too deeply. Pack, water copiously, and with the addition of soil, arrange a bowl to facilitate watering.
Hydrangeas have quite large water needs, the first year of planting, regularly monitor the moisture of the earth, they must not run out of the water.