Growing Calendar for Hydrangea plant Shrub - Renate Steiniger
Delivery: Early March to Early November
Hydrangea 'Renate Steiniger' is a showy hydrangea with flowers that turn to the most brilliant blue as they open. Hydrangeas can change colour depending on the acidity of the soil, so if you garden on alkaline soil and want to keep the blue flowers from turning pink, grow it in a container of ericaceous compost.
Plant into humus-rich, moisture retentive soil. Keep the wonderful blue colour by growing this hydrangea in acid soil.
Keep plants well watered especially in dry weather.
Keep faded flowers on the stems over winter to protect buds from frost. The dried flower heads also look superb in winter arrangements.
Prune in spring, cut flowering stems back to a healthy pair of buds.
On established plants prune out a third of old stems in spring to encourage fresh new growth.
Height up to 150cm/5ft.
Shrubs offer visual interest all year round – whether in full leaf, full bloom or with bare stems set against the winter sky.
If you want to add height to your garden and increase the vertical interest consider planting a tree in your garden. There are trees particularly suited for gardens which don’t grow out of proportion to your property or develop too thick a canopy that blocks out sunlight.
Advice on how to plant bare roots.
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