Shade hydrangeas prefer moist soil and regular watering during the growing season. For most, in order to obtain the blue flower color, apply 2 tablespoons of aluminum sulfate near the base of the plant. A rusty nail or coffee grounds will also increase the acidity of the soil which makes the flowers turn blue. Wedding Gown will not need this application as it's flowers are always white.
Cherry Explosion™ Hydrangea
Hydrangea macrophylla 'McKay' PP 28,757
Double blooms on notably strong stems grace the Cherry Explosion™ Hydrangea as well as a strong round habit with lush dark green foliage. A repeat lace cap bloomer, spring through fall. Each flower cluster transforms into an exquisite, pristine bright red bouquet as a stunning outer ring of large blooms first unfolds, followed by lovely smaller inner blooms. Please check our Star Gazer Hydrangea as well, they are friends and look amazing together. Scroll down to companions to learn more.