The fluffy, full, bright blooms of many Hydrangea varieties serve well to fill out decorative floral arrangements. They are used classically by many florists and are keenly fit for this purpose. Hydrangeas are hardier than most cut-flower blooms, and the blooms last for a while after being snipped from the bush. They also produce many blooms, leaving you with a still very beautiful plant after you have taken your bouquet.
Tips For Growing Hydrangea Cut-Flowers
When planting hydrangeas specifically for cut-flower use, protect them from drying winds and hot sun that might stifle flower production. Plant on the eastern side of a building, allowing for afternoon shade. Make sure your plant has good drainage and nutrient rich soil – for the fullest, healthiest blooms amend your soil with rich compost and fertilizer.
Cut your blooms just as they reach there fullest size to ensure a long life in the vase. Cut at an angle to allow for optimum water intake. Arrange as you like, and enjoy your bright playful garden display.