Wednesday, 7 June 2017

How To Make Hydrangas Turn Blue

What Makes Hydrangas Turn Blue

 This post is most helpful for the keen Gardener because it highlights the pH balance of the soil.  It also shows us how we can test this without much effort and which plants are suitable for the different kinds of soil


The color blue, it’s a color many homeowners want to have in their landscape. One plant we see in the garden to bring on the color blue comes from the plant Hydrangea.

What makes makes hydrangea turn blue or any shade of pink? The primary contributor is soil pH.

Hydrangeas are an unusual sort of plant because, for some varieties, the color of the blossoms depends upon the pH balance of the soil. This is true of blue hydrangeas, which may also bloom pink or lavender depending upon soil acidity.
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