11 days ago,
Hey Flower Tribe ! Welcome back to my channel, where you can always find great garden tips and flower advice.
In today’s video , I’m going to give you some fantastic Limelight Hydrangea Growing Tips and tell you why you may want to add Limelight Hydrangeas to your garden or landscaping plan. This is one of my all time favorite plants to have in my garden.
Limelight Hydrangeas love growing in full to partial sun and need very little maintenance.
They prefer deep root watering as do most hydrangeas a few times a week during hot conditions. Make sure you don’t overwater them. This could inhibit bloom growth and hurt the plant. Check with your local landscaping company regarding how much water your hydrangea needs in your area.
The blooms grow on new wood so a cold snap in early spring shouldn’t effect them like it does other varieties that grow on old wood like Nikko hydrangea.
These hydrangeas almost always have tons of blooms every year in summer and fall as opposed to their somewhat finicky blue and pink flowering hydrangea sisters.
The blooms start out with creamy white coloring and then dry out to a gorgeous green and pink tinted stage.They are best for cut flowers at the semi dried stage and will most likely dry out nicely if you cut them in this semi dried out stage, place them in water and keep them away from direct sunlight and heat sources.
To keep the blooms from turning brown prematurely in fall, make sure your lime light hydrangea has enough water.
You can prune them back if you like but you don’t need to.If you do prune them back wait until late winter or early spring and prune back 1/3 of the plant. This will help to control the size of this shrub and will give you larger flowers.
When the flowers are cut in the semi dried flower state, you can put them in water, keep them away from direct and sunlight and let them dry out naturally in the vase. Change the water every few days until the flowers are completely dried out. Then you will have a year round dried flower arrangement.
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