Hydrangeas are a popular summer bloom. Their fluffy blooms look stunning in a vase and in the garden. Hydrangeas often remind people of their Grandmother’s garden and are considered an old fashioned flower, but that’s the beauty of them. Although Hydrangeas are considered ‘old fashioned’ they are one of the most popular flowers today and as florists, we love them!
As a cut flower, hydrangeas are great to have at home in a vase. You just need to remember they are thirsty. Keep your eye on the water level and trim the stems regularly. Hydrangeas should last up to 2 weeks in a vase depending on the variety. Flower heads can also be sprayed with water if they are looking a little dry or wilted.
Hydrangeas come in a wide range of colours and varieties. The most common being white, blue, mauve and pink. The large fluffy cluster is made up of tiny individual flowers on the top of the stem. They are a hardy plant and can be easy to grow in the right conditions.
Hydrangeas are another popular choice when it comes to wedding flowers. The soft, fluffy flowers look divine in wedding bouquets and centrepieces creating a classic feel.
Did you know you can change the colour of hydrangeas in your garden? Hydrangeas are normally blue, but you can change the alkaline levels in the soil to change your hydrangeas to mauve or pink.
The best position for hydrangeas to grow is in a moist, shaded position. Do not let your hydrangeas dry out, they will wilt. During the warmer months they need watering several times a week. If you are growing Hydrangeas in pots they need daily watering. Prune your Hydrangeas during March & April .