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Hydrangea Mathilda Gutges Cottage Garden Plants Fast Shrubs Flowers

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      Not for Western Australia or Tasmania & Northern Territory.    


The plants you will receive are 12cm to 18cm tall. They will be in individual 42mm or 50mm by 80mm pots, will have established roots and will be ready to plant into your garden.

 

Hydrangea Mathilda Gutges

Hydrangea macrophylla Mathilda Gutges

  

Beautifully flowering plants that work well scattered or massed around your garden. 


Often used for borders, scattered plantings and to add contrast and colour to Cottage Gardens.

  

Habit: Medium shrub

 

Position: Will grow in most positions but do not like the hot afternoon sun in summer.

 

Foliage: Large Glossy green leaves

 

Flowering: Summer

 

Flowers: Blue or red/pink mophead

 

Wildlife interest: Bird and bee attracting

  

Height: Up to 1.5 metres

 

Width: Up to 1.5 metres

 

Deciduous

 

Hardiness: Hardy but for best growth please keep moist.


  

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to see some of the other Hydrangea Varieties we sell.


 

 

 

Adjusting hydrangea flower colour.

Some of the hydrangea varieties we sell will not change colour when planted in different soils (EG: White form) while others do.

Many of hydrangea varieties have their flower colour determined by the acid/alkaline pH levels in the soil.

Many people are content to plant them straight into their chosen positon without adding anything to the soil and letting the natural soil condition determine their own colours, whilst other people want a specific hue and will work on their soil to influence the flower colours.

Much of Australia has acidic soil, which means that flower colours of many of the moptop hyrdangea tend towards blue. Hydrangeas need aluminum sulfate to colour blue.  This becomes accessible in acidic soil. Also if you add aluminum sulphate it will help increase acidity in the soil.

To obtain the pinks and reds you will need to increase the alkalinity of the soil.

Adjusting the pH levels of  your soil.
 “Making it Happen”

Increasing the pH level.

Powdered lime is the most popular way to (increase your pH) make your soil more alkaline. You can also use wood ash or powdered shell.

Reducing the pH level.

You can lower the pH by adding any of the following to your soil at the recommended rates given on the packaging:
Ferrous sulphate, aluminum sulphate, Sulphur and also the addition of organic matter will reduce the pH as it decomposes. Pine tree needles will also work well.


Most hyrangea are deciduous which means that they will lose some or all of their leaves in winter and will reshoot in spring.

They can be cut back hard in late Autumn and they will reshoot in spring.

 

Uses: Pots, tubs, verandah, bird habitats, scattered plantings, mass plantings, cut flower, cottage gardens, coastal areas

  

For best results in Australia, please plant them in a place that does not get summer afternoon sun unless it is a moist area.

 

Plant Pick up also available from our retail nursery 7 days per week.


Plantinspirations Online & Retail Nursery

2c Holts lane

Bacchus Marsh 3340

 

Though we work hard to ensure our plant descriptions and notes are as accurate as possible. We cannot guarantee complete accuracy

Please let us know if you find errors or have information that will improve them.

 

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0404 850 324  

  

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