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  • What to Do to Plant Hydrangeas

    According to the language of flowers, hydrangea stands for preservation - preservation of love that lasts forever – which is why they are often used for weddings.

    Why hydrangeas? Hydrangeas thrive in the Georgia landscape and are a fast-growing, hardy plant. They produce huge globes of flowers that bloom in the spring and through fall. They make great cut flowers

    Planting hydrangeas
    Most hydrangeas prefer filtered shade but some will tolerate afternoon sun
    Need moist, fertile soil

    If your hydrangea wilts, that means that it's receiving too little water or too much afternoon sun
    Mulch around your hydrangeas for water retention, to protect roots and discourage weeds

    Some hydrangea varieties like Mini Penny & Penny Mac stay compact and can easily be planted in a container

    Hydrangeas Varieties

    Mophead Hydrangeas
    Traditional mophead hydrangeas bloom on the previous year's growth
    Newer mopheads, like the Endless Summer Series, bloom on both the current season's growth and old growth, and they bloom all summer long

    Arborescens Hydrangeas
    Native hydrangea that produces huge flower clusters up to 12 inches across
    Most varieties are white
    Most popular is Annabelle and ‘Invincibelle Sprint' which is a pink variety

    Oakleaf Hydrangeas

    One of the few native hydrangeas
    The foliage is large and looks more like an oak leaf
    Typically produces cone-shaped white flower clusters

    Paniculata Hydrangea

    Often called Peegee hydrangeas
    Unlike other hydrangeas, these need several hours of sun to thrive
    Most popular variety is the new ‘Vanilla Strawberry'


    View our Hydrangea Plant Guide for more tips >

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