everything you need to know about hydrangeas
HYDRANGEA, THE BEAUTIFUL FLOWER OF THE GARDEN
“It is its fresh smells that evoke nature and make the greatness of the benefits that the field offers when the Hydrangea enlivens the landscape”
In this post, we will talk about hydrangeas, their cultivation and care, for this we will tell you to start, that The Jordan Farms is one of the Colombian hydrangea growers that is dedicated to planting this species. Hydrangea is an ornamental plant that comes from the saxifragáceas family, scientifically known as Hydrangea hortensia; Hidrangea comes from the Greek (ὕδωρ hydra) which means “water” and ἄγγος (gea) which means “vase” or “glasses of water” in reference to the characteristic shape of its capsules that looks like a glass. While Hortensia derives from the Latin (hortus) and means garden. Anyone would think that it is the garden vase, not only for its etymological roots, but for its shape and color.
These flowers are native to southern and eastern Asia, specifically China, Japan, Korea, the Himalayas, and Indonesia, and America.
More than 1500 hectares planted with Hydrangeas in Colombia
According to AgroNegocios, 20.5% of the country’s flower crops are planted with Hydrangeas, which is equivalent to more than 1500 hectares harvested with this beautiful garden flower and where the Antioquia East stands out for its production and export.
Antioquia, second producer of Hydrangeas in Colombia
After Bogotá, Antioquia occupies this position that has been earned by the hard and dedicated work of all the flower growers, entire families who, more than working, dedicate part of their lives to caring, protecting and conserving the Hydrangea; an elegant flower that illuminates the most shaded spaces due to its variety of warm and cold colors: red, pink, purple, white, green, blue and multicolored, perfect in any closed or open environment.
Hydrangeas are among the few plants that accumulate aluminum.
The most important thing for its coloring
The more acidic the soil, Hydrangeas become tiled, while if it is alkaline, the flowers grow pink or white, all depending on the pH they have.
For example, the pink coloration can be exacerbated when fertilizers rich in nitrogen and phosphorous but little potassium are used, while the intense blue of Hydrangea can be achieved with fertilizers rich in potassium but little in nitrogen and phosphorous. Another trick is to carefully add sodium carbonate to the soil so that its bloom is multicolored.
They bloom in spring, but must be cared for all year round
Some tips for Hydrangeas to be preserved … one of the main things that we must keep in mind is a wide space for their growth; remove the soil to allow more oxygenation, preferably cool places; keep its stem and leaves healthy, that is why it is recommended to prune them at the end of winter, removing the damaged branches or those that previously gave flowers; Lastly, keep them moist without allowing them to puddle.
Hydrangeas symbolize gratitude
Hydrangeas can not only be the best decoration in any space, but the most representative of gifts when you want to show gratitude, grace, beauty and abundance; all represented in its exuberant amount of flowers and its round shape that can have a diameter of up to 25 centimeters.