This hardy, herbaceous shrub has many tricks up its sleeve. If grown in a neutral or alkaline soil, mophead blooms of pink will bring your garden to life in summer, but if provided with an acidic soil, flowers will change to blue. Plus, if you're feeling creative, the blooms of this fantastic plant can also be used as great cut flowers. Grown indoors or outdoors, Hydrangea macrophylla 'Ankong' is not fussy – so whether you're looking to lighten up your conservatory or fill a gap in your garden, this is the plant for you. Height & Spread: 1.5m (5').
1 X 5 Litre Potted Hydrangea Plant (T67975) 2 X 5 Litre Potted Hydrangea Plants (T67976P)
Leave the faded hydrangea flower heads in place until the new buds swell in spring to protect the delicate buds from frost damage. Prune after flowering, reducing the stems to restrict their growth to the available space and to improve the shape of the plant. After pruning hydrangeas, apply a mulch of well rotted manure or compost around the base of the plant. Caution: Contact with hydrangea foliage may irritate the skin and eyes. Harmful if eaten.
Hydrangea macrophylla prefers a position in shade or semi-shade, with shelter from cold, drying winds. Grow hydrangea plants in any rich fertile, moist soil. Improve the soil prior to planting by adding with plenty of well rotted manure or garden compost, ensuring that it is mixed in thoroughly and deeply. Alternatively, plant Hydrangea macrophylla in patio containers in ericaceous compost.
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