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; Mid to late May through to November
Winter Hardy: Yes for the whole UK, copes well with rain, wind and moderate 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, cut back to approximately 2 to 3 cms above a strong pair of buds.
The Magical hydrangea does not like having dry roots. The plant needs watering regularly, both in a pot and in the soil during warm periods. You should thereby try when possible to keep the flowers dry. And make sure that the soil drains well.
Did you know that the blue hydrangea plants derive there colour partly from the soil composition? The flowers will only turn blue if the plant is in acid soil and aluminium sulphate or potassium alum has been added. If you would like to retain 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