Hydrangea macrophylla plant care and instructions
For the first year or two after planting and during any drought, be sure hydrangeas get plenty of water. Leaves will wilt if the soil is too dry. Be cautious about planting hydrangeas under or near trees, as the large roots may not leave enough water and nutrients for the hydrangeas. Keep an eye on hydrangeas in these positions, and transplant them to a new area if they are struggling to grow or produce flowers.
Light – Prefer full sun in the morning with some afternoon shade.
Place – The best place to plant hydrangeas is in a sheltered location with sunny weather.
Water – Water daily for the first few days after planting. Once the plant is established then water when the soil dries out
Fertilizer – Fertilize once or twice in the summer.
Temperature – Cool to average 45-65F/7-18C.
Hydrangea is used for urinary tract problems such as infections of the bladder, urethra, and prostate; enlarged prostate; and kidney stones. It is also used for hay fever.