These instructions are sent with the plant gift
Hydrangeas are a woodland plant with attractive long-lasting flowers. With the right care they can bring pleasure for months indoors, or even years in a garden.
When young these flowering bushes make an impressive display indoors. The cooler you keep them the longer the flowers will last, but they do still need to be protected from frost. As they grow older, they will be happiest outside.
When the plant is in a small pot it will need regular watering. Water from the top and let the excess drain away. You can stand in very shallow water – but don’t let the plant get too waterlogged. The top of the soil should be damp to the touch at all times.
As the plant grows it should be potted in a larger container or in the ground. In summer try and keep the plant in the cool partly-shaded position, either outside on a sheltered patio or plant it in a shady spot in your garden and it will bring you attractive summer flowers for years.
It is said to be best to leave the last flush of flowers on the plant through the winter when planted outside to protect you plant through the coldest months, you can neaten them up in spring and prune off all of the old damaged growth as soon as they start to grow green shoots.
Scorching can be caused by direct sunlight. Be especially wary when moving your plant outside for the first time and move to a shadier position at the first sign of trouble. If the leaves start to droop and the flowers start to curl you know it is thirsty, so water straight away.