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Plant, maintain and multiply Successfully blooming hydrangeas

Cover farm hydrangeas with leaves for beautiful autumn flowering

Hydrangeas bloom when they feel at home in their location. So if you want to understand the plant, you have to know where it comes from and what it likes.

The farmer's hydrangeas are more complicated than panicle hydrangeas. They originally grow on rivers, rocks, bodies of water and often under trees. In summer they need a dry period to form the flowers that were created the previous year. In autumn they absorb the nutrients from fallen leaves, which at the same time protect against frost and provide some darkness. Similar to the poinsettia, farmer hydrangeas need this dark phase. That's why gardeners in this country have to help the farmer's hydrangeas to form flowers: Simply cover the plants with leaves and woodcuts in autumn. By mid-March at the latest, however, the plant must have light again so that the bud can develop properly. Then frozen tips can also be removed.

You don't necessarily need to know what the plant needs, but where it comes from. This is where their needs emerge.

Master gardener Marco Müller-John

Many hydrangea flowers are insect friendly

Many varieties of hydrangea of ​​all types are insect-friendly. The old varieties are particularly popular with butterflies, bumblebees, flies and moths and give them plenty of nectar. By the way, what you can spot on the hydrangea as a flower are colored bracts like the poinsettia. The flower itself is often hidden under the bracts.

Hydrangeas for perennial beds and patios

Hydrangeas can be used as flowering hedges, in perennial beds or as wood borders. Both solitary and in groups, hydrangeas give a beautiful picture in the garden. They are also suitable as a classic potted plant.