Pink and Blue Speckled Hydrangea

Pink and Blue Speckled Hydrangea

Author: TJ Fox

I am a slightly sane artist, amateur photographer, book addict, wife, mom and raging introvert. I have more hobbies than I can count, so it is beyond shocking that I manage to find time to do any of them, let alone most of them and still have time to do anything else. Of all the talents I claim, writing wasn’t one of them until my muse dropped the idea for a book on my head.

15 thoughts on “Pink and Blue Speckled Hydrangea”

    1. I think it is supposed to be just one color, but this tends to be spotty, so I don’t know. I planted it years ago. I do know that hydrangea tend to react to soil content, so it could be something wonky in our soil (which would not surprise me at all).

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      1. Definitely soil content is a factor. We had some at my house (about 15 years ago now) and they were white but were expected to be blue! The experts said it was due to something missing in our soil.

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      2. I know that the old fashions can be either blue or pink depending on soil and that you can actively change them to the other by adding something, I just don’t remember what. I never knew the white could be anything other than white.

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    1. It is an interesting variety of hydrangea. One I’m still not certain I really like as it doesn’t ever get that classic hydrangea ball of blooms, rather opens those blooms across a sort of flat plane and at different times from the outside of that plane to the inside. It is definitely interesting and the individual tiny blooms are really pretty, just… a little odd.

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      1. I love hydrangea, but have very few places they will do well in my crappy soil. I have another one that has not bloomed in 5(?) years I think? It keeps dying back and never really gets the chance to develop the old growth it needs to bloom, so I may have to replace it. This one, doesn’t bloom much, but I have gotten a few flowers every year, but never a full bush.

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      2. I put three of them in pots, inspired by my SIL who has hers in pots, and the third I put in the ground. I don’t think they’ll bloom this year, but hopefully next year will be dazzling. I’ve heard that the color of the blooms is dependent on the pH of the soil.

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      3. The soil does play a huge part in color. I had no clue they would do well at all in pots. Most of them, at least as far as I know, only bloom on old growth, not new, so it will most likely be a year or two.

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      4. That is part of why I was surprised about them doing well in pots. There is a possibility that not all varieties bloom on old growth, so this may not be an issue.

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