Hydrangeas are perennials that thrive in hot climates. They prefer moist soil with a pH between 6 and 7, but they will tolerate slightly alkaline soils. If you live in a desert area or if your climate is cool enough to not get too much rain, then hydrangeas may not be for you. However, if you have warm summers and cold winters, then these plants could be just right for your garden!
Growing Hydrangeas In Zone 5 Gardens: Easy To Grow Plants
Hydrangeas like bright light, so they do best in zones 5 and higher. You’ll need at least one plant per room of your house to make sure all the plants get sunlight.
You can use a sunny window or even a porch door, but you really want to place them where the sun hits it regularly throughout the day. (You can see how many plants I have here. I have three plants in my living room.)
If you don’t mind having some shade, then hydrangeas are great. Just keep the temperature around 70 degrees during the day and 60 degrees at night.
Keep in mind that they love heat, so you might want to move them into a greenhouse once they’re big enough to handle it!
Another thing you need to keep in mind is that you can’t over water them! They like most of the soil to dry out before you water them again.
They can handle a bit of shade, so if you want, you can place them under trees. Plus, they don’t need much fertilizer either. Once every six weeks or so should be enough for them.
The only real care issue with these plants is when it’s time to prune them back. Every other year you’re going to need to prune them back severely.
Otherwise, you’ll have a big bush that will be too big for the average house.
When it comes to Zones 4 and 5, it’s best to start them inside in a pot in early spring. Then, move the pots outside for the summer (or just leave them outside).
Then bring them inside when fall comes around. Get more information on how to grow plants hydrangeas in your home by reading this article: How to Grow Plants Hydrangeas In Your Home.
Buy your plants today and enjoy your garden!
Check out some of our related plants:
Feathery Hydrangea (Hydrangea Pinnata)
Snowball Hydrangea (Hydrangea Macrophylla “Snowball” )
Pink Translucent Hydrangea (Hydrangea Arborescens “Rosea”)
Black Hills Hydrangea (Hydrangea Arborescens “Grandiflora” ‘Black Hills’)
Blue Mist False Hydrangea (Scaevola aemula “Grandiflora” )
Feverfew (Chrysanthemum Parthenium)
Cinnamon Basil (Ocimum Ceriandrum)
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Pineapple Sage (Salvia Fragans)
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Tansy (Tansy) (Tanacetum Vulgare)
Sources & references used in this article:
Hydrangea production by M Halcomb, R Sandra – United States: University of …, 2010 – extension.tennessee.edu
Remontant flowering potential of ten Hydrangea macrophylla (Thunb.) Ser. cultivars by JA Adkins, MA Dirr – HortScience, 2003 – journals.ashs.org
French Hydrangea for Gardens in North and Central Florida1 by M Haworth-Booth – 1975 – Constable
Analysis of metal elements of hydrangea sepals at various growing stages by ICP-AES by GW Knox – EDIS, 2007 – Citeseer