Hydrangers?

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Hydrangers?

Post by Pamela P Whitak » Fri, 10 May 1991 00:06:24



Hello everybody,

I wanted to thank everyone for the wonderful advice about the compost.

Also, I have a question about hydrangers (spelling?).  Yesturday, I
purchased two hydrangers from a produce stand here in Delaware.  The
woman who sold them to me said they would grow into big bushes with
large blue flowers that bloomed every spring.

Does anyone know how large these bushes will get? How long does the
bloom last?  Does it need a lot of sun?  Also, around the dirt looks
like there is some white mossy type stuff.  Looks kind of like spider
webbing.  Is this a fungus?  If so, is there a simple cure or should I
take them back?

One more question.  Do they keep there leaves all year?

 
 
 

Hydrangers?

Post by MAUREEN BUR » Fri, 10 May 1991 07:04:12



Quote:
>Hello everybody,

>I wanted to thank everyone for the wonderful advice about the compost.

>Also, I have a question about hydrangers (spelling?).  Yesturday, I
>purchased two hydrangers from a produce stand here in Delaware.  The
>woman who sold them to me said they would grow into big bushes with
>large blue flowers that bloomed every spring.

>Does anyone know how large these bushes will get? How long does the
>bloom last?  Does it need a lot of sun?  Also, around the dirt looks
>like there is some white mossy type stuff.  Looks kind of like spider
>webbing.  Is this a fungus?  If so, is there a simple cure or should I
>take them back?

>One more question.  Do they keep there leaves all year?

Hydrandgea (sp?) can get rather large (6-7 feet diameter).  They loose
their leaves in the fall.  They bloom in various colors depending solely on
the type of soil they are cultivated in.  Lots of iron in the soil
guarantees the deepest most vibrant blue-violet blossoms.  Little
 iron results in whitish pink.  The range in between covers fushia to pink
and baby blue.  

Get a good gardening book.  That will have tons of great info for you.  
Good luck.  I killed my hydrangea last year!  (By accident, or ignorance,
no doubt!)

MB