Asked on May 10, 2017

How can I grow a hydrangea?

BEVERLY FISHERJenniferUrin Goodhanz
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I have tried for years to get a hydrangea to grow somewhere in my yard, no matter where I put them they die! Can you tell me the best way to grow one? I've always wanted one in my yard. Please help!!!
6 answers
  • Janet Pizaro
    on May 10, 2017

    What is your location? How have you planted them? What is your soil consistency? What hydrangeas did you try to plant?Information is needed as no body can possiblly help you.
  • Top8382329
    on May 10, 2017

    There is an article in Southern Living about hydrangeas by The Grumpy Gardner. It is online.
  • Ellis
    on May 10, 2017

    I've had good luck with the Endless Summer hydrangeas, and with the H. serrata varieties.
  • Urin Goodhanz
    on May 10, 2017

    If you have a generous neighbor that has a yard full of Hydrangea, ask for some cuttings in early spring, note their previous owner's sun/shade environs and soil conditions.
    Get some rooting hormone online, dust and stick in the ground in partial shade...voila, a whole new generation of Hydrangea...and after all your patience and hard work, the deer creatures eat them.
  • Jennifer
    on May 10, 2017

    Hydrangeas thrive in acidic soil so make sure you test the PH level of your soil first. If it's not very acidic, consider adding unused coffee grounds or baking soda or tomato juice periodically. They also like full sun.
  • BEVERLY FISHER
    on May 10, 2017

    THANKS EVERYONE FOR ANSWERING MY QUESTION. I WILL TRY YOUR SUGGESTIONS, HOPEFULLY ONE WILL WORK.

    BEV
    • Shirley Heikkinen
      on May 10, 2017

      Hydrangeas do not do well in full sun, they prefer partial shade. Here in California they do best on the north side of the house! Call your local garden center and ask which variety will do best in your area!
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