How Often Should You Water A Hydrangea?


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Roger Clegg answered
Hydrangeas are a selection of popular garden shrubs with delicate heads of flowers that come in colours of shades of pink, white or blue and pretty autumn colour and leaf shape. The mop head hydrangeas are most well-known for their ability to change colour in different soils. Hydrangeas need an abundance of water (hydrangea means water tub in Greek), partial to full sun and very rich soil.
Hydrangeas thrive in a moist, but well-drained soil, in a cool, semi-shady part of the garden. Try to avoid exposed east-facing sites, where cold winds may damage young spring growth, and also avoid dry, sunny spots.
A heavy drinker, the hydrangea needs water to produce the large, colorful blooms it is known for and to support its large size. When you know how to water hydrangeas you'll be able to ensure you get the best growth from your plants
You will need to verify the soil by pushing your finger into the dirt an inch deep. If the soil is dry, then you know your plant needs water, but if the soil feels moist watering should wait until it is dry to the touch
Water every week in this method as you get the feel for how much water, or how many times you refill the pool, for your hydrangea and soil conditions. If it has been a week but the soil is moist to the touch, then wait to water when it is dry again.
Remember please ensure you do not overwater as it can be as damaging as under-watering. If you notice your leaves starting to have brown or black marks along their edges this is a sign you are watering the plant too much.
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Anonymous answered
Let it get slightly dry, but don't let it dry out completely. Hydrangeas like mositure but don't like to be soggy, so ensure good drainage. Theuy liek dappled sun, and they don't tolerate heat for long periods too well.

There are also lots of tips on this site/questions similar that have been answered if you type in "hydrangea + water" in the search bar in upper right hand corner of each page. Good luck!
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Jolene Winn answered
I don't know if this site will help or not,

You should water early in the morning in 98 degrees weather, simply because the sun is too hot and will burn them later in the day, and watering at night makes the water set too long can cause the roots to mildew. Also, you should try watering every 3rd day, they might even require less than that.

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