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TOP 10 Tips on How to Plant, Grow and Care for Hydrangeas


TOP 10 Tips on How to Plant, Grow and Care for Hydrangeas

Hydrangeas are one of the most popular perennial garden shrubs, mostly due to their mesmerising big flowers in pink, white or blue color and nice foliage, even in autumn. They add a vintage charm to any garden. But they are not only beautiful, they are also easy to care for. What makes them fascinating is the ability to change the color of the flowers.


Easy to grow, hardy and resistant to most pests and diseases, with so many varieties to choose from, Hydrangeas are a must-have in every garden. You can also grow them in containers. Their flowers make stunning floral arrangements, used both fresh and dried. If you’d like to have these pretty ladies in your garden all you need to do is to follow our easy tips on how to plant them, grow them and take proper care for them.


TOP 10 Tips on How to Plant, Grow and Care for Hydrangeas

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First thing you need to do before planting Hydrangeas in your garden is to choose the right varieties. There are two main groups: plants that bloom on new growth and plants that bloom on old growth. The first group of Hydrangeas form their buds in early summer on new growth and are pretty easy to care of. Panicle and Smooth Hydrangeas are most popular varieties from this group.

The second group, or plants that bloom on old growth, are Hydrangeas that you should consider if you line in Zone 8 or warmer. Oakleaf, Bigleaf and Climbing Hydrangeas are some of the best varieties from this group.




  1. Lisa A Day

    May 31, 2016 at 9:37 am

    I cannot get my hydrangeas to flower. I’ve tried fertilizer, tons of water, even an old wise tale; coffee grounds. Please help

    • Emily

      June 17, 2016 at 8:17 pm

      add some pine needles to the soil. they like acidic ground. make sure they are getting enough sun too

    • Dasha

      June 8, 2017 at 8:05 pm

      Lisa, I am having the same problems, i will be trying the pine needles. However i see your post was from a year ago. Did you have any luck this year Lisa?

  2. Mary Couvillon

    July 28, 2016 at 11:59 pm

    My sons girlfriend bought 2 hydrangeas and all the leaves fell off. I think they had too much sun. She brought them to me and I repotted them. The stems are not dry and brittle. I am hoping to save them. My only problem is that there is a fungus on the branches that are brittle. what can I do to save these plants?

  3. Cherryl

    May 23, 2017 at 4:21 pm

    Thank you for all the suggestions. I am trying hydrangeas for the first time this year, so I will be sure and follow these tips!

  4. Sandra conn

    July 5, 2017 at 11:25 am

    Why do my hydrangeas not bloom every year

  5. A

    August 4, 2017 at 4:23 am

    I have a huge plant…healthy beautiful leaves but no flowers for two years. (It bloomed it’s first couple of years.) This Spring I applied bloodmeal to the soil and it is now covered in blooms!

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