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All About Hydrangeas

Hydrangea is a genus of 70+ species of beautiful flowering plants native to southern and eastern Asia and the
Mophead Hydrangea

Hydrangea Flower

Americas. The greatest species diversity is in eastern Asia, notably China, Japan, and Korea. Most are shrubs 3 – 9 feet tall, but some are small trees. They can be either deciduous or evergreen, though the widely cultivated temperate species are all deciduous. Hydrangea flowers are produced from early spring to late autumn; they grow beautiful, large flower heads, usually at the end of producing stems. Typically the flower heads contain two types of flowers: small non-showy flowers in the center or interior of the flower head, and large, showy flowers with large colorful sepals (tepals). These showy flowers are often extended in a ring, or to the exterior of the small flowers. Plants in wild populations typically have few to none of the showy flowers, while cultivated hydrangeas have been bred and selected to have more of the larger type flowers. There are two flower types in hydrangeas, which includes the commonly grown “bigleaf hydrangea”—Hydrangea macrophylla. Mophead flowers are large round flower heads resembling pom-poms. In contrast, lacecap flowers bear round, flat flower heads with a center core of  small flowers surrounded by outer rings of larger flowers having showy sepals or tepals.  

Hydrangea Facts

Botanical Name: Hydrangea
Plant Type: Shrub or Vine
Bloom Time: Mid to late Summer
Best Location: Sun or light shade
Soil: Well-drained, fertile
Diseases: Leaf diseases powdery mildew, rust, mold
Pests: Slugs, rose chafers
Propagation: Layering, cuttings
Zone: Varies

All About Hydrangea Flowers

hydrangea flower information

Information about planting and growing hydrangea bushes and flowers

Planting Hydrangeas

Ground Temp: Plant in fall
PH level: Varies depending on what color you want
Spacing: 3-10′ apart depending on species
Depth: As deep as root ball
Time to Bloom: Varies
Notes: Hydrangeas need plenty of water
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