Growing Blue Hydrangeas

A week in New England has convinced me that even I can grow blue hydrangeas. All you need is the right soil, sun and watering conditions.
"macrophylla" hydrangeas set their flowers on old wood. Little pruning is required to ensure prolific blooms unlike "paniculata" hydrangeas which set their flowers on this year's growth
An acidic soil (lower PH) is required to get these deep blue blooms. Add a mulch high in acidic matter like pine needles or lower the PH balance with Soil Acidifier
Part shade and lots of water are desirable conditions for growing beautiful hydrangeas
Make sure you grow these "lace cap" hydrangeas in shadier spots to protect them from the afternoon sun.
Heather (New House New Home)
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