Intro: The Hydrangea genus consists of about 70 species of flowering shrubs (some are trees), which mostly grow to about 3 to 10 feet tall. Hydrangea flowers can be white, pink or blue, and smaller varieties are great for plant containers.
Scientific Name: Hydrangea species
Plant Type: Flowering shrub
Light: Hydrangeas grow best in morning sun and afternoon shade.
Zone: Zone depends on your hydrangea variety.
Fertilizer: Either apply a slow-release fertilizer once a year or a liquid fertilizer several times in the summer. Do not fertilize after August, as this is the point when your hydrangea plant is preparing to go dormant for the winter.
Propagation: Propagate hydrangea flowers with seeds, cuttings (in dirt or water, just like when propagating pothos) or layering.
Misc. Info: Make sure to research each Hydrangea variety that you plan to add to your balcony container garden. Each Hydrangea species and variety can have different care requirements.
Hydrangea flowers are a common sight in Southern gardens.