This leaflet outlines procedures for the greenhouse forcing of dormant, precooled hydrangeas. Receiving and Establishing Pre-Cooled Plants Hydrangeas are usually shipped in the late fall through early winter, after they have received a required cold storage treatment.
Other hydrangeas are also susceptible to this disease. Outbreaks of Phytophthora root rot may also be seen in landscape plantings when diseased hydrangeas are established.
Hydrangeas have been a part of the southern landscape since they were first imported from Japan in the 1750s. The most commonly grown species is the bigleaf, or French, hydrangea (Hydrangea macrophylla).
H ydrangeas, with their pink or blue cloudshaped flowers and large, soft-green leaves, compose images of lazy summers in the shade. However, this describes only one plant, the bigleaf hydrangea, in a large and varied group.
Hydrangeas Tucked into a shaded corner of the landscape or planted in showy masses, hydrangeas have graced the landscape for many years. New varieties have expanded the southern charm of these plants into northern zones, making them adaptable to the Kansas climate and more alkaline soils.
HYDRANGEA Q &A Why aren't my macrophylla hydrangeas blooming ? 1. Too much shade - limb up trees for high shade or move plant to more sun 2. Late freeze killed buds - You could select hardy varieties such as "Endless Summer", "Penny Mac", "Preziosa", "Mme Emile Mouillere", "All Summer Beauty ...
While they can be grown in a wide range of soils, hydrangeas prefer a rich, moist soil and should be planted where watering will not be a problem.
Hydrangeas provide outstanding garden interest with large, colorful fl owers during July and August. Many varieties hold their maturing blossoms even into the fall.
HYDRANGEAS AND THEIR CARE Thanks to Texas Aggie Website and a Parker County Master Gardener (who loves and grows hydrangeas) for the information in this article. Tip: from PC Master Gardener: Though not easy to grow in Parker County, the results to me are worth the trouble.
Overview of Hydrangea Types Hydrangeas are a genus of over 20 species that are native to Asia and North and South America. Very few of these taxons are seen in gardens, and what most of us regard as hydrangeas are Hydrangea macrophylla, commonly known as Big Leaf Hydrangea.