Espoma’s Total Guide to Growing Hydrangea’s

Find everything you need to know about growing hydrangeas below!

Choose the right Hydrangea for you – Growing hydrangeas is easy! Simply answer these questions to find a hydrangea variety that will thrive in your garden.

Best Hydrangeas for Beginners to Grow – Oakleaf hydrangeas can tolerate colder weather, handle more sun, withstand drought, are more disease/pest resistant and grow in sandy soil better than other hydrangeas.

Best Hydrangeas to Grow in Full Sun – Most hydrangeas prefer only morning sun. Yet one type of hydrangea can soak up the sun all day: the panicle hydrangea.

Hydrangeas that Bloom All Summer – Reblooming hydrangeas flower on both new and old growth, meaning you can enjoy flowers from June until the first frost. They’ll continue to bloom long after other flowering shrubs and perennials have stopped.

How to Get the Best Hydrangea Blooms – Getting off to the right start in the right location is the difference between a hydrangea bush that blooms for years and one that never does.

Growing Hydrangeas in Containers – No matter how much space you have, find the perfect-sized hydrangea for you. You can even grow hydrangeas in a container.

The Best Way to Plant Hydrangeas  – Hydrangeas are like the little black dress of the garden. They’re chic and always in style. Though, hydrangeas will deliver way more wow with their color-changing flowers.

How to Prune Hydrangeas – Before you prune hydrangeas, you need to know which type you have. Take this quiz to find out what type of hydrangea you have and when to prune.

Pink or blue – Create a blue hydrangea simply by amending the soil. Most hydrangeas, except white ones, change color based on the pH or acidity levels of their soil.

When to fertilize your hydrangea – Knowing whether your soil is acidic or not is the first step to healthier plants season after season.

Nix Hydrangea Problems – From spots to foliage holes, find out what’s up with your hydrangea.

Keep Pests and Diseases Away from Hydrangeas – Hydrangeas are generally pest and disease free, but when your flowers are looking less than stunning, it’s hard not to panic.

Tips for Transplanting Hydrangeas – Change the look of your yard by giving your hydrangeas more space to grow with these steps.

Hydrangea Hype: Garden Inspiration – With big colorful blooms and beautiful green foliage, summer’s favorite flower makes a bold statement in any garden.

Guide to Fall Hydrangea Care – Hydrangeas are strong and can come back from almost anything when given enough time and proper care.

Companion Plants for Hydrangeas – If you’re looking for ways to make your hydrangeas pop even more, try these companion planting tips.

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  2. […] Most hydrangeas prefer only morning sun. Yet one type of hydrangea can soak up the sun all day: the panicle hydrangea. While they can stand the sun, these do just fine in partial shade, too. Plus, panicle hydrangeas are the hardiest hydrangeas. To learn more about hydrangeas visit our total guide to growing hydrangeas. […]

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