Hydrangea Plants

Propagating Hydrangeas

happy1957 added on August 16, 2017 | Answered

Good day... I have found lots of information about Propagating Hydrangea, but nothing on what to do with it, once it takes root. I live in Zone 5, and winter will be upon us before know it. It is Aug. 16th. Today I set several clippings out to hopefully take root. I suspect in 5-8 weeks they will be ready. Then what?? I literally do not know what to do with these young tender plants from that moment on. Thank you in advance for any information.

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Answered on August 17, 2017


Thank you for sending us your gardening question. Once your cuttings have taken root, in the Fall, you can take a cutting and plant it directly outdoors. Hydrangeas usually need 6 weeks of temperatures below 65 degrees to set buds, followed by at least 6 more weeks of night time temperatures of 35 to 45 degrees. Eighty or so days after this, they flower. Expect them to take a year or two after you transplant them outdoors before they flower.

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