Hydrangea 'Strawberries and Cream'

Hydrangea 'Strawberries and Cream'

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A treat you well deserve and as delicious as its namesake, this Hydrangea has stunning blooms of rich pink and cream. It flowers in abundance over compact, deep green foliage. A beauty in pots, gardens and vases.

The lacecap flowers of Gift Hydrangeas have a combination of colourful petals and cream coloured buds. You could even keep them indoors while they are blooming as a living arrangement. Their compact growth reaches around 60cm in a pot. In the garden they can quickly fill a 90cm space.

For Hydrangea ‘Strawberries and Cream’ the soil is ideally alkaline, pH6.5-7; you can add a pinking agent to your soil if it is too acidic, Yates sell these at your local hardware.

Hydrangeas grow best planted in a sheltered position of the garden where the roots are cool and moist. It is a good idea to add plenty of organic matter or some fertiliser to the soil as it will result in masses of stunning blooms.

Hydrangea flowers are good for picking. To help make the flowers last longer, bring a bucket of water out with you to the garden, plunge them in as soon as you have cut the stem. Once you are inside, cut them again and hold them in hot, boiled water for 30 seconds before arranging in a vase.

You can manipulate the flower colour by adjusting the PH of the soil. Yates make it easy with Hydrangea Pinking Liquid (Lime/Dolomite) and Hydrangea Blueing Liquid (Aluminium sulphate). We recommend to have a soil pH level of below 5 (very acidic) to sustain the blue flowers, or 6.5 or higher (slightly acidic to alkaline) to for bubble gum pink.


Supplied as: Pots
Size: 10 cm

Code

HYMSM

Botantical name

Hydrangea macrophylla

Height

60-120cm

Width

60-120cm

Flowers

Spring to Autumn

Climate

Cool to Sub-Tropical

Availability

Australia wide

Frost hardiness

Fully Hardy

Aspect

Filtered Light

Supplied as

Pots

Size

10 cm

Water needs

2