Rule No. 1: choice of variety
Lush bloom hydrangea depends largely on the variety.
Luxurious flowering is distinguished by the following varieties:
- “Vanilla Frace”;
- “Mega Mindy”.
Rule No. 2: competent planting
For a lush bloom, it is important to properly plant hydrangea. Pick up a place in the half-shade and protected from the winds.
When planted, withstand the distance from other plants. Hydrangea needs freedom, because it grows well and has a very lush crown.
Rule No. 3: Sour soil Do
not expect lush flowering from hydrangea planted in neutral or alkaline soil. This plant requires acidified soils. To determine the pH level of the soil, use the deadpan method: pour grape juice into the glass and throw a handful of soil from the site. If foam is formed, the soil has a neutral or alkaline pH. The lack of reaction indicates acidic soil.
Look at the coloration of hydrangea inflorescences. It varies with the acidity of the ground. On neutral soil, the inflorescences are usually mauve and on alkaline are pink. The sour ground gives the hydrangea a purple-blue or blue-blue color.
Neutral and alkaline soil can always be acidified. For this purpose use colloidal sulfur, aluminum sulfate, iron sulfate.
Rule No. 4: The abundant watering of
Hydrangea is water bread. It needs regular watering. During the hot period, hydrangea is advisable to water and irrigate from the hose every day. At the same time, it is important to ensure that the water is not idled under the bush.
Rule No. 5: Correct feeding Lush
blooms only strong hydrangea. For this purpose it needs to be fed 3-4 times per season. The first time it needs to be done in early spring, once the snow gets off. The ground around the bush is sprinkled with nitrophic and generously watered. Enough 1 tbsp of fertilizer per bush. The second feeding is carried out during the flowering period. This time, phosphorus-dominated fertilizer is used. The third feeding is carried out at the end of flowering with a mixture of superphosphate and potassium sulfate.
Rule No. 6: Trimming
Literate pruning is one of the important steps on the road to luxurious hydrangea blooming. It is better spent in spring time. On the bush it is necessary to leave 6 to 10 of the most powerful shoots. The apical buds are never pruned as inflorescences are formed from them. In some large-leaved varieties, inflorescences form on both upper and lateral branches. In this case, at least five kidneys should be left on them.
In autumn, hydrangea also needs pruning. At this time, the faded inflorescences are removed so that they do not pull the juices from the plant for nothing.