Asked on Oct 6, 2017

When can a hydrangea sprout grown since spring be planted?

Becky Sue Anderson JamesJanet PizaroJohnavallance82


6 answers
  • Rose Broadway
    on Oct 6, 2017

    This might help, and you will see there are other videos on the subject too.
  • PJ Wise
    on Oct 6, 2017

    Please take a look at the following website and their fantastic written tutorial (with beautiful pictures) detailing how to grow hydrangeas from cuttings:

    It's time to pot up your cutting. There is a trend to start cuttings in water, but this is not advised for hydrangea cuttings. Cuttings started in water develop very weak root systems that falter when the need to transplant into soil finally arrives.
    Choose a pot that meets your space needs and the number of hydrangea cuttings you are starting. An eight to ten-inch terracotta pot will hold your cutting for a month or longer, or perhaps all season if you don't have a space for your new shrub...MORE yet. If you're starting multiple cuttings,and intend to transplant them into the garden as soon as the root system is well-developed, you can use an inexpensive nursery six-pack like those used for starting seeds.
    As with all flower gardening endeavors, the choice of soil is very important for hydrangea cuttings. Garden soil that you dig from the ground is an undesirable option, as this soil is typically heavy, and may be loaded with pathogens as well. A good option is sterile seed starting medium sold at garden centers. However, as it is usually filled with peat, it can be difficult to keep moist: peat mixes may look moist on the top, but be dry within the pot, something gardeners don't realize until they experience plant death. An alternative is to add a wetting agent, which helps hydrophobic (water-repelling) media like peat moss absorb water. Moisten your soil thoroughly before plunging the stem up to the base of the remaining leaves.
    Your new hydrangea cutting should be moist at all times, but never soggy. This is less tricky than it sounds if your potting soil has excellent drainage. A daily pass with the rain wand is sufficient for most situations. If your cuttings are in very small pots, in full sun, or in an exposed, windy area, you may need additional watering visits to prevent the cuttings from drying out. After about ten days, your hydrangea cutting will begin to form new roots, and won't need to perform such...MORE close monitoring.
    Hydrangea stems take well to propagating by cutting, and will reward you with a healthy root system within a month. After this, you can transplant your new baby hydrangea shrub from its pot to the ground in its permanent location. Remember to follow proper spacing guidelines when you install this deceptively small plant; you should plant most hydrangeas four to six feet apart. Now that you've experienced success with propagating the popular garden hydrangea, you can fill any blank spots in...MORE your landscape with vibrant flowering shrubs, and perhaps even share the wealth with some friends and family too.

    BTW, Becky Sue, I thoroughly appreciated researching your question; I can hardly wait to see what I can propagate in my backyard next year!
  • Catherine Anspaugh
    on Oct 6, 2017

    The following spring. Unless you live in a warm climate in which case you can plant it at any time.
  • Johnavallance82
    on Oct 6, 2017

    Next Spring..
  • Janet Pizaro
    on Oct 6, 2017

    Depending on you location,as long as the ground is still warm you can plant it now
  • Becky Sue Anderson James
    on Oct 7, 2017

    Thank you very much for all the answers. Your home talkers are great.

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