5 Reasons to plant Panicle Hydrangeas in your landscaping.

1). They are absolutely stunning!

‘White Diamonds’ Hydrangea

It doesn’t take a set of glasses to see just how gorgeous these plants are. Being able to choose many different varieties with different flower shapes and colors is what makes these hydrangeas so gorgeous! Nonstop color from July to the end of September.

2). Great for pollinators…

‘White Diamonds’ Hydrangea

We all have them and some may be a little nervous around them, but they are super important. Not only to produce the wonderful honey that we all love to eat but also for the production and growth of our plants. At any given time, you could look out on our hydrangea bush and notice numerous different kinds of insects. They are all after one thing….pollen.

That pollen strongly benefits them as they bring it back home to create, reproduce and live but it also benefits our plants. They bring that pollen to other plants to help them reproduce, create seeds and to grow. Without them, our ecosystem will be hurting. So even though they buzz right past your head as your sitting on your patio enjoying a summer night drink, consider planting plants that help keep our ecosystem flourishing.

3). Adds variety of shape and structure to your landscaping.

Panicle hydrangeas come in all shapes and size. From the little ‘Bobo’ Hydrangea that is 3’x3′ to the ‘Quickfire’ hydrangea that is 8’x8′. Taller varieties help create enclosures for your backyard living space. Each plant will have some of its own unique features. All of the plants will come out white and fade off to various shades of pink and red.

4). Use to decorate your home and outside pots…

‘Vanilla Strawberry’ and ‘Pinky Winky’ Hydrangea

I LOVE to cut my hydrangeas and bring fresh flowers into the home. Not only do I love them fresh, I love them dried. It’s amazing how well these flowers will dry with little to no effort. I enjoy taking a variety of them all and placing them in a large vase allowing them to dry. I keep them through the winter as decoration and then simply dispose of them back into my landscaping in the spring! Some people like to hang their hydrangeas upside down until they dry, but I have found that to be necessary.

I will also cut several to use within my front door pots to add some rustic flair to my spruce tip pots. Surprisingly, even with the inches upon inches of snow we get…they still manage to maintain their shape and dried beauty.

5). Easy maintenance

Even those of you that are notorious for sending your plants into an early “retirement…” I have full confidence that these hydrangeas would be perfect for you and your home. Initially, some maintenance is required to help them set good roots and to return for the following season but after that, minimal maintenance is required. Just give them a spot with 4 hours of sunlight or more and a good multipurpose fertilizer. For further information on how to begin planting and care of new plants, look for our upcoming blog posts.

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