Selection has given gardeners many speciesdecorative flowers. Among them a special place is occupied by a hydrangea panicle. Planting, care and other nuances associated with the cultivation of this plant are detailed in this article.
Hortense is often called a bride because of her huge, fluffy inflorescences in the form of a cap. These flowers look good both in groups and singly. Very much loved by hydrangea gardeners. They have already managed to bring out various varieties of hydrangeas with a panicle for Moscow region.
Remarkably conveys the beauty of the hydrangea panicle of this flower. It is possible to grow this elegant ornamental plant on its own even to beginning gardeners.
Hortense is often called a bride because of her huge, lush inflorescences in the form of a cap
Hydrangea is paniculate. How to plant?
The best time to plant a hydrangea is earlySpring. So the plant will have enough time to settle down and take root. You can plant a hydrangea and in the autumn - its bushes are not afraid of frost. But plants planted in autumn, it is necessary to insulate.
On the site for hydrangeas it is better to choose a sunny place with good protection from the wind.
The flower does not take root well on sandy soil - this must be taken into account before planting.
Hortensia - a plant rather dimensional and spreading. Therefore, preparing seedlings for planting, you should immediately take care of the availability of free space.
The average metric dimensions of the pit under the hydrangea are 65-65 centimeters. Depth - from 40 to 60 centimeters.
When the pit is ready, it is necessary to pour a lot of water into it (20-30 liters). It should be done in the evening - for a night the soil can be well saturated with moisture.
Hortensia - a plant rather dimensional and sprawling
The recipe for the earth mix for hydrangea panicle:
fertile soil - 2 parts;
peat - 2 parts;
humus - 1 part;
sand - 1 part;
urea - 25 grams;
superphosphate - 65 grams;
Potassium sulphate - 25 grams.
In this mixture it is necessary to add a little pine or spruce needles. This will help to slightly acidify the soil.
When preparing the mixture, you should show maximum care. If lime gets into it even in a very small amount, the hydrangea will die.
Prepared zemlesmes need to fall asleep in the pit.
Before planting a hydrangea, it should be slightly shortened roots. The plant itself must be freed from annual shoots, leaving no more than 5 kidneys.
Large-leaved hydrangeas do not need root trimming - it is enough to cut off the flower buds located at the top of the shoot.
When planting a shrub in a pit, the root neck should be level with the surface.
Acidic soils promote rapid growthhydrangeas. When planting is completed, the plant should be watered abundantly, pour acidic peat mulch. You can add more humus and needles. Such a protective blanket will keep the soil moist, and the bush can reliably take root.
A young hydrangea should be carefully protected from scorching rays and strong winds.
Before planting a hydrangea, it should be slightly shortened roots
How to care for a hydrangea
Hortensia is not afraid of extreme conditionsgrowth (for example, in places with increased gas content). But in order for the flower to fully reveal its beauty, hydrangea panicle (a sort here does not matter) needs proper care and constant watering. The plant should not be thirsty, the soil under it should always be well hydrated.
By the way, if you add iron salts to water for irrigation, while increasing the acidity of the soil, you can get a hydrangea of a rather unusual color.
Hortensia is necessary constantly and variouslyto feed. From organic fertilizer is ideal for slurry. However, do not add it too much - the inflorescence can not withstand its own severity and break down.
Hortense is not afraid of extreme conditions of growth
Mineral fertilizers must be used wisely. For the preparation of the ideal composition, it is necessary to dissolve 30 pellets of fertilizer in 10 liters of water. This solution will need 20-30 liters.
Blend for rapid blossoming (per 1 m2):
urea - 25 grams;
superphosphate - 35 grams;
Potassium sulphate - 35 grams.
It is even better to purchase special fertilizers for hydrangeas. Some large-leaved varieties are very fragile and break down with excessive fertilizer. And in special preparations, the dosages are carefully calibrated.
During the season hydrangeas need to be fed 4 times. With the onset of cold weather, it is necessary to warm the roots of the plant with the rotted manure. Circumcision is best done at the end of March. At the same time, it is necessary to trim the dead inflorescence to the first developed node.
Hydrangea paniculate loves moist habitat
Which varieties should I choose?
Hortensia paniculate magical munlite is a sterile plant with densely packed inflorescences. The shape of the bush is round, slightly elongated. Flowers have a wonderful pale-lemon color.
Inflorescences of Hydrangea paniculate magical faeces and flies have a pink color. Relate to the fruiting flowers.
Hydrangea panicle vanilla frazi bringsfairly large inflorescences in the form of a regular pyramid. In one inflorescence there are flowers of different shades: from below - white; slightly above the flowers acquire a pink tinge; finally, at the top are bright crimson flowers. Blossom these hydrangeas from August to October.