The French hydrangea has a shrub- like development. These plants give origin to a brush with a rounded form. The French hydrangea is medium in size and 2 m in height; in the summer it assumes a purple colouring. These plants aren't evergreens, which means they lose their leaves some months during the year.
Temperatures French hydrangea
We suggest locating this plant in a partially shady place, where it is exposed to direct sunlight during the coolest hours of the day. The French hydrangea can bear minimum temperatures a few degrees below zero; in general during the Spring it would be grown outdoors without any problems, but if the harsh temperatures should go down it is advised to cover it with non-woven fabric.To prevent damage caused by the cold temperatures, during the months with definately harsh minimum temperatures, we can protect the shrubs by covering the soil around the stem with straw or dry leaves.
Irrigation French hydrangea
The French hydrangea needs to be watered quite frequently, every 2-3 weeks ; if there are abundant rains we can diminish watering, which should be done only when the soil is dry. The suggested quantity is 1-2 buckets of water . If we want to grow these plants in a vase, we should water them a bit more often, compared to plants cultivated in the ground; Every 2-3 years we should renew the substratum in the vase, or enrich with organic amender.
Adversity French hydrangea
Generally during this time of year we suggest a pre-emptive treatment with wide range insecticide and with a systemic fungicide, to prevent the attack from part of the aphids and the development of fungus diseases, often favoured by a mild and damp climate.
Substrate French hydrangea
Let’s grow the The French hydrangea in a specific soil for acidophilic plants, which slightly withholds moisture.
Cultivate French hydrangea
These plants need to be grown in a specific soil for acidophilic plants. The indications given in this article are related to a medium size plant.