Planting Hydrangeas: Types and Best Time To Plant

 

Hydrangeas are one of the most popular flowers for planting in the garden. Many types can be planted – such as mophead, lacecap, and panicle hydrangea. The best time to plant them is usually in early spring, though they can also be planted in late summer or fall. Most hydrangeas are native to North America and can withstand certain temperatures. Many different species of hydrangeas bloom beautifully when planted during the right time of the year.

Limelight Prime Hydrangeas

Limelight Prime Hydrangeas are a type of hydrangea that bloom in the summer. These beautiful blooms create an eye-catching display and can be planted to grow as hedges or taller shrubs for privacy purposes. They prefer full sun but will tolerate some shade as well. Limelight Prime Hydrangeas should be planted during springtime after all danger of frost has passed. Make sure that you plant them in rich, well-draining soil that has plenty of organic materials added to it.

Purple Sensation Hydrangeas

Another popular species is Purple Sensation Hydrangea, which produces large clusters of lavender flowers with purple accents throughout the season. Starting in early summer through fall when cooler weather arrives. Like other types, these hydrangeas also prefer full sunlight conditions though they do tolerate light shade.

These are typically colder tolerant than other types but require regular watering at least weekly through even more in hot weather or during their first year after planting to get them appropriately established. Plant them during the spring in most country areas where they’ll get at least six hours or more of sun and water them regularly until fall.

Pee Gee Hydrangea

Pee Gees are native to eastern Asia and are grown for their large clusters of small white flowers. Pee Gee Hydrangea does not tolerate cold climates very well, so they should be planted in the spring or fall months when temperatures are mild. Pee Gees can be planted in full sun or partial shade.

Pee Gees grow well with regular watering and soil amendments, but they should not be over-watered. The best time to plant Pee Gee Hydrangea is spring or fall when the weather is mild.

Oakleaf Hydrangea

Hybrid Oakleafs are sterile hydrangeas that produce panicles of white flowers similar to those of a snowball bush. Oakleaf Hydrangeas also have small green foliage, turning red in autumn before falling off the tree for winter protection. They do tolerate cold climates very well, so these types of hydrangeas are ideal for planting near ponds where freezing temperatures are expected around early December through mid-February.

Oakleaves are ideal for planting in full sun to partial shade, but they should not be over-watered. Pee Gee and Oakleaf hydrangeas can both thrive in USDA zone four through seven. The best time to plant Pee Gee or Oakleaf Hydrangea is spring or fall when the weather is mild.

Hybrid Pee Gee

Hybrid Pee Gees are sterile hydrangeas that produce panicles of white flowers similar to a snowball bush. These hydargengias also have small green foliage, which turns red in autumn before falling off the tree for winter protection. They do tolerate cold climates very well, so these types of hydrangeas are ideal for planting near ponds where freezing temperatures are expected around early December through mid-February. Hybrid Pee Gees can be planted in full sun or partial shade, but they should not be over-watered.

The best time to plant hybrid Pee Gee Hydrangea is spring or fall when the weather is mild.

Big Leaf Hydrangea

Bigleaf hydrangeas are also known as great mopheads, smooth hydrangea, or French hydrangea, and they come in various colors, such as pink and purple. These types of hydargengias like to be planted on well-drained soil with medium acidity. Bigleaf Hydrangeas should not be overwatered; these types of hydrangeas prefer rainwater but will tolerate regular tap water if it is allowed to sit for at least 12 hours before watering again. When planting bigleaf hydrangea, ensure that the roots do not dry out during the initial planting process.

Bigleaf Hydrangeas should be planted in full sun to partial shade. The best time to plant big leaf hydrangea is spring or fall when the weather is mild.

Redvein Hydrangea

Redvein Hydrangeas are also known as Swamp or Southern hydrangeas, and they come in a variety of colors such as pink, purple and white. These types of hydargengias like to be planted on well-drained soil with medium acidity. Red veins should not be overwatered; these types of hydrangeas prefer rainwater but will tolerate regular tap water if it is allowed to sit for at least 12 hours before watering again. When planting red vein hydrangea, ensure that the roots do not dry out during the initial planting process.

The best time to plant red vein hydrangea is spring when the weather is mild.

Conclusion

If you are planting hydrangeas for the first time, it is essential to consider your climate before buying. If you live in a sub-tropical area where summers are hot and winters mild, then that would be an ideal place for growing Hydrangea arborescens or H. macrophylla varieties. However, suppose you live somewhere with harsh winter conditions like Canada.

In that case, growing deciduous hydrangeas might not be suitable because they need cold weather to go dormant to produce flowers every year. Therefore care must also be given while choosing the right type of plant depending on where one lives since all plants prefer certain climates which suit their needs best. The article below discusses various ways through which people can plant hydrangeas.