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Hydrangeas

Hydrangeas are very popular shrubs because of the large inflorescences that begin to bloom in early June and bloom until late fall. The genus Hydrangea comprises about 70 species of mostly deciduous shrubs and fungi. They originate in Japan, China, the Himalayas, Korea and Indonesia, and one species comes from America. Hydrangeas were brought to Europe from Japan in 1799, first to the Portuguese Azores. Most species were brought to Faial Island, which was given the name Blue Island due to the flowering hydrangeas growing in nature. From here, hydrangeas have spread throughout Europe in hundreds of years. Hydrangeas thrive best in a partially shady position. They will blossom poorly in the deep shade, and in the scorching sun, in the hot heat, they can wilt during the day. Shrubs need fertile and moist but well drained soil. When planting, add compost but well stocked manure.

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  1. I love hydrangeas. They are amazing when on the plant and when dried for dry flower arrangements. We have only pale pinks and pale blues here. No matter what I add to the soil the color doesn’t seem to change.

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