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Hydrangea Flair and Flavours 'Blueberry Cheesecake'

Hydrangea Flair and Flavours 'Blueberry Cheesecake'

£21.95
Hydrangea Flair and Flavours Blueberry Cheesecake April 2016
Hydrangea Flair and Flavours Blueberry Cheesecake April 2016 Hydrangea Flair and Flavours Blueberry Cheesecake April 2016 Hydrangea Flair and Flavours Blueberry Cheesecake April 2016
10 In stock
Quick Overview

Beautiful purple/ blue flowering Hydrangea ,flowers are purple/blue with a green centre. Planted in a large 5 litre pot Flair and Flavours will flower yearly on new growth, so new flowers every year! Easy to maintain and fully winter hardy. Photos taken late April 2016, buds and foliage is coming to life.

Plant Size (cm)
Plant Size (cm)
20cm - 40cm
Pot Size - Litre
Pot Size - Litre
5 Litre
Anticipated Height
Anticipated Height
Upto 1m
Toleration
Toleration
-10
Flowering Colour
Flowering Colour
Purple
Growth Speed
Growth Speed
Medium
Evergreen?
Evergreen?
No
10 In stock
Qty

Hydrangea Blueberry Cheesecake - Blue Flowering: Hydrangea Flair Flavours was created by one of our award winning growers flowers have beautiful colours and are long lasting approximately June through to October. The Flair and Flavour concept consists of 4 varieties, Pink Lollipop, Minty Ice, Blueberry Cheesecake and Cotton Candy, all are beautiful, with long lasting flowers, and all can be found on our site. One of the unique characteristics of these plants is they will always flower on new growth, every year! They can be cut back dramatically in spring after the worst of the weather has passed and and new flowers will always be produced. Flowers are eye catching and beautiful. Ideal for both pot planting or in a border amongst other shrubs. Fully winter hardy.

Tip: Did you know that the blue hydrangea derives its colour partly from the soil composition? The flowers will only stay blue if the plant is in acid soil. If in doubt add aluminium sulphate or potassium alum to the planting hole and mix well. Also to guarantee the attractive blue colour every year, you should scatter the soil with aluminium sulphate or potassium alum in the first half of September. Ensure that the sulphate is not poured onto the foliage or flowers.

What to expect: Your plant will arrive in a 5 litre/23cm pot and will be in tip top condition. Depending on the time of year purchased your plant may look like the picture, which was taken April 2016, it will be bigger if purchased later in the year and smaller with little or no foliage if purchased after November.

Planting position: Best planted in a lightly shaded warm spot, never close to a tree. Tree roots are the dominant force and will deprive your hydrangea of the nutrition it needs

Suitable for container planting: Yes a great choice

Soil: Happy in all soil types excluding heavy clay.

Eventual Height and spread: 100cm x 100cm at maturity

Flowering Period; June through to October

Winter Hardy: Yes for the whole UK, copes well with rain, wind and moderate to Frost. Severe frosts will not be fatal it may damage the buds this will almost certainly result in smaller flowers, whilst this isnt relevant to plants that are going to live in the south it may be advisable to wrap in a winter fleece in the colder parts of the Uk

Evergreen: No Deciduous

Pruning: If the hydrangea is growing in a warm climate you should prune the plant immediately after the flowering period. If the climate is somewhat cooler, the plant is best pruned in the spring, just before it comes into flower. However apart from removing dead flower heads there really is no need to prune at all.

Hydrangea do not like having dry roots. The plant needs watering regularly, both in a pot and in the soil during warm periods, try to keep the flowers dry. And make sure that the soil drains well.