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My Hydrangea is in fully bloom End of April

Peggy7Peggy7 Posts: 34

I recently bought a Hydrangea at a garden centre in full bloom at the end of April.  I'm worried that I have bought the plant in a different season to when it normally blooms.  I've planted it out of its pot into the garden.  Is there anything I can do this season to keep it going strong?


  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 54,016
    hi Peggy - the ones sold ust now in Gcs etc have been forced so that they're in flower to tempt buyers. That means it's been grown in protected conditions under cover. 
    It would have been better to harden it off a bit before planting out - out during the day and in at nigth for a spell - but as you've put it out already, just keep an eye on it. If there are frosts forecast for your area, it might be worth putting some fleece over it on those nights, just to prevent any leaf burn, but it'll be fine and will perform as normal in future   :)
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....

    I live in west central Scotland - not where that photo is...
  • Peggy7Peggy7 Posts: 34
    Thank you for the advice Fairygirl! I'll keep a sharp eye on it!
  • BorderlineBorderline Posts: 4,700
    So long as you keep them watered and also protected as Fairygirl suggests, they should be fine. But be prepared that the first year, they may not look that brilliant because the whole plant has been brought forward, so leaves may wilt quicker at this time of year. But next year, they will recover and flower and grow at the correct time.
  • Peggy7Peggy7 Posts: 34
    Thank you Borderline!
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