Un bonito y exuberante jardín ornamental, repleto de plantas sanas y brillantes flores de hortensias de múltiples colores.

Hydrangeas blossom and grow the finest in morning sun with afternoon shade. Don’t expect them to do well in heavy shade. The Pee Gee variety is hardy enough to grow in sunlight.

Humedad

Prefieren mucha humedad y hay que vigilar que se rieguen más durante el primer y segundo año después de la plantación y, sobre todo, durante las sequías.

Hydrangeas enjoy a regular deworming program. A excellent slow (timed) release applied 1-2 times per year will keep them happy. In zones 6-8, fertilize in May and July. For zones 5 and further north, one great fertilizing in June will operate as a result of the shorter growing season. Follow the instructions on the fertilizer label. Don’t use fertilize if the plant is wilted or seems otherwise not content. Look after the problem and then apply .

Los diferentes tipos de hortensias necesitan tiempos de poda específicos o podrían perderse las flores del año siguiente. Independientemente de la variedad, elimine siempre los tallos/ramas rotos o muertos. A medida que las plantas envejecen, pode aproximadamente 1/3 de los tallos/ramas hasta el nivel del suelo. Esto mantendrá la apariencia saludable de las huellas.

Poda de hortensias

      • Variedades de hoja de roble: Plantar a 3-4 pies de distancia. Prune back to approximately 18-24 inches tall. This plant blooms on new wood and may be pruned back through fall/winter or anytime except during spring when it’s preparing to bloom. In the north, it may die back to the ground annually generating new growth each spring.
      • Limelight, Pee Gee y otras Paniculatas: Florecen a mediados/finales del verano y pueden podarse durante el otoño/invierno o a principios de la primavera. A medida que la planta envejece, las flores de la Paniculata suelen adquirir un color rosado.
      • Forever Pink, Nikko Blue and other macrophyllas: Prune these kinds in summer (after blooming), but before August. By August, they could have already set their buds for flowering the following year similar to azaleas and rhododendrons. They bloom on the old wood, so the new growth produced once they’ve finished their blooming in late spring/early summer.
      • Escalada Hortensia: Plant growth will be improved by adding organic matter such as obsolete manure/compost into the soil. Not a fast grower and requires a long time to establish after planting. Because it’s a vine type plant, aside from pruning out any branches which are accessible, not much is needed to keep it looking great.

Cambiar el color de la flor

A great deal of people send in questions about the best way best to alter the bloom color of the hydrangea plants. A white blooming hydrangea won’t change to blue or pink no matter what’s done to the soil. Although as the white bloomer ages, frequently the blossoms will take on a pinkish colour.

En climas más cálidos, una hortensia roja no suele generar un color rojo verdadero.

Para las flores rosas

Es necesario un pH de 6,0 a 6,2. Añadir cal dolomita varias veces al año. Se recomienda: Abono con alto contenido en fósforo (proporción cercana a 25/10/10). Esto puede ayudar a limitar la cantidad de aluminio que consume la planta.

Para las flores azules

A pH of 5.2 to 5.5 is need here. I’ve read that a solution of 1/2 ounce (1 Tbsp) aluminum sulfate per gallon of water applied to crops that are at least 2-3 years old during the growing season will produce blue blossoms. Water well before applying the solution and do be careful in applying as too much can burn the roots. Use a non Phosphorus fertilizer like a ratio of 25/5/30. Bone ought to be avoided when trying to change the colour to blue. A natural approach to boost the color change to blue would be to apply organic matter into the soil like coffee grounds, fruit/vegetable peels, grass clippings and other things that you would normally add to compost.

Nota final

The pH of this water shouldn’t be any greater than 5.6. Also, planting the hydrangeas alongside a concrete base or walkway will influence the colour and increase the pH with lime seeping out to the ground.