Plant spacing is based on the ultimate width of the plants. This figure is normally given as a range; for example, 3-5’. If you live in a cold climate and/or want plants to fill in more quickly, plan to space at the shorter end of the range. If you live in a warm climate, are on a limited budget, or are willing to wait longer for plants to touch, use the higher end of the range. Using the larger number is recommended when calculating distance from a building or structure. There’s really no such thing as "maximum spacing": if you don’t want your plants to touch, you can space them as far apart as you’d like. All plant spacing is calculated on center, or in other words, the centers of the plants are spaced one half of their eventual width apart:
Unless you are planting in a straight line, as you might for hedges or edging, space your plants in a staggered or zig-zag pattern for a more interesting and naturalistic look:
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My Wee Bit Grumpy is not doing well. The other ones I received are looking great. Sad that the Hydrangea is not rfairing well.
They looked a lil grumpy when they got here but i followed the directions and gave them some deep waterings and they seemed to perk right up.
I planted this Wee Bit Grumpy in early spring - zone 7b. It gets dappled shade and some direct/hot sun here. It is on a drip line and it is doing BEAUTIFULLY. Blooming already, even though I got the quart size. Plant came perfectly wrapped and in great condition
I have ordered here A LOT and it is imperative that plants be unwrapped and watered and left outside a bit to acclimate. They're stressed from the packing/travel/delivery chaos. Every time I do that - my plants are 100% successful.
2 out of the 3 are doing well, 1 is not doing good and looking sad. I can't wait until they are bigger and flower!
Hello! We're sorry to hear that you're having trouble with one of your hydrangeas. Please email pictures of the plant to email@example.com, making sure to put your order number and name in the subject line so that we may provide the best assistance possible. Rest assured, we do have a 60-day guarantee on all of our plants. If you received your plants within that timeframe, we will be happy to apply your warranty once we receive the pictures. Happy Gardening!
As the plant buds are starting, it appears to be pink rather than purple. If the color isn't true, I will be back in touch.
Hello! Almost every color hydrangea changes color in some way throughout the season. Most notably, bigleaf hydrangeas. These color changes depend on the soil pH and availability of aluminum ions. In basic soils (pH 7.5 or higher), aluminum is immobile in the soil and cannot be reached by plants. This results in flowers that bloom pink. However, when the soil is acidified (pH 6.5 or lower), the aluminum ions are released from the soil and can be taken up by the plant. The more aluminum hydrangeas take up, the bluer their flowers will be. If your bigleaf hydrangea in acidic soil is still not blue, that may mean your soil has a low aluminum ion concentration. We don’t recommend altering your soil pH. However, if you really want to alter your hydrangea color, garden sulfur or ammonium nitrate to lower the pH (bluer blooms). The easiest way to do this is in a container. Make sure you test the pH and aluminum content before altering your soil. Finally, be patient! You may not see results until the following season. We answer a lot of common hydrangea questions here: https://blog.greatgardenplants.com/questions-answered-series-hydrangeas/
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