Today there are many varieties of hydrangea, however panicle hydrangea is the most popular. This distribution is not accidental - the plant has many advantages, including rapid growth, unpretentiousness and unusual appearance.
The panicle hydrangea includes several varieties, among which the recently appeared Bobo has gained particular popularity.
- general characteristics
- Care. General Provisions
- Planting and pruning hydrangeas
This variety is dwarf and usually grows to a height of about 70 centimeters and about 50 centimeters in diameter. The leaves are dark green in color, but the flowers themselves are usually white, but the shade can vary from pale pink to light lemon. The most abundant flowering of this plant occurs during the period from July to September.
An interesting fact about bobo hydrangea is that the shade of the flowers can be slightly changed if desired. To do this, when transplanting bushes to the earthen mixture, you need to add iron or aluminum sulfate in a ratio of 20 grams per 1 kilogram of earth.
If we talk about the most optimal conditions for growing bobo hydrangea, then the plant prefers semi-shady or sunny areas that are well protected from wind currents. For planting, it is best to use moist, slightly acidic soil. It is necessary to water this variety of hydrangeas once a week, in addition, the plant does not tolerate soil compaction, so the latter should be loosened several times in one season.
The use of bobo hydrangeas is diverse - it is well suited for decorating terraces, borders, flower beds, as well as for landscaping personal plots and small gardens. In addition, these flowers are often grown in small containers on terraces or even balconies.
So, with proper care, flowers will grow beautiful and healthy and delight people around them with their appearance.
Care. General Provisions
Growing panicle hydrangeas is not difficult, but you still need to adhere to certain rules.
In order for a flower to grow, it needs to be watered regularly. It is best to use rainwater in summer, and melt water in winter. In this case, it is imperative to ensure that there is no lime in the water. The presence of lime can kill the hydrangea.
The panicle hydrangea is planted in autumn and spring. As a rule, the flowers are at a distance of one meter from each other, since although the root system of the hydrangea is not very deep, it is very branched. It is best to water the flowers with rainwater, and after watering, the bud should be loosened a little.
At the end of May or at the beginning of June, plants should be fertilized with a special solution of slurry with the addition of mineral fertilizers. It is best to use the following ingredients in this case:
- potassium nitrate
- ammonium nitrate
This can help improve flowering and set flower buds for the next year. Hilling of hydrangea bushes is carried out in the autumn. When planting hydrangeas, you should clearly follow all the rules in order to get beautiful and healthy flowers.
Pruning of the plant occurs between February and April. Usually a few stronger stems are left, and the rest are carefully cut out. At the same time, the number of stems that do not need to be cut completely depends on the strength of the bush itself. These stems are not pruned as the flowering shoots emerge exclusively from the apical buds.
Of the younger shoots that form near the root collar, slightly stronger ones are also left. They are intended to replace already faded hydrangea stems. The rest of the shoots are usually cut into cuttings for their further reproduction.
The panicle hydrangea bobo is known to form shoots on the shoots of the current year. Therefore, if you do not prune, the bushes will not only look neglected and unkempt, but the quality of their flowering will begin to decrease significantly over time.
If you carefully cut the bushes in the spring, but soon they will have shoots, on which new inflorescences may appear by the end of summer. The main rule when pruning is that it must be carried out in early spring, so that there is enough time for the development of new seedlings. In addition, it is very important to feed the plant to provide stimulation for new healthy growths.
In the first year, you should not cut the hydrangeas too much; during the planting process, only heavily damaged and weakened shoots are carefully removed.
There is a way to rejuvenate aging bushes a little. This is done by pruning "on a stump" or on perennial wood. Such shoots can begin to bloom next year.
Watch about Bobo's hydrangea in the video: