Hydrangeas are one of my favorite flowers!
They can be planted at any time of the year.
Whenever possible, plant in early summer or fall. Don't plant in early spring when frosts are still possible.
When shopping for hydrangeas buy a potted shrub that is blooming. It's the easiest way to be sure you will get the type of flower preferred.
But if you want your pink blooms to become blue - to create blue flowers - add aluminum sulfate and use a high potassium fertilizer.
Changing from blue to pink means subtracting aluminum from the soil or taking it out of reach of the hydrangea or, add Lime to make the soil alkaline for Pink flowers.
WHITE HYDRANGEAS can NOT be changed to pink or blue by the grower.
All Hydrangeas like deep, fertile, well-drained soil in sun or semi-shade, they will require plenty of water in warm, dry weather.
Hydrangea plants are known to be a shade plant, they still require several hours of sunlight each day
Hydrangeas grow best in partial shade to full sun. They prefer morning sun and afternoon shade.
Removing dead stems is the only pruning that must be done for the health of the plant, and these can be removed at any time.