05 December 2010


Th Hydrangea macrophylla from the Hydrangeaceae Family is one of my all time favourite plants because of its fantastic head of pinkish-blue flowers. But growers of this plant would know that it is hard to grow them outdoors in the climate of Singapore, unless there is tender loving care given to it.

Not known to be one of the easiest plants to grow, it poses a challenge to gardeners as it is immensely rewarding when their large mophead of flowers are in bloom. The plant needs to be well-watered and needs frequent fertilization to look its best and in my opinion, prefers a semi-shade position in tropical Singapore to protect it from the strong scorching rays of the sun. Anyway, even the most well-grown ones here show bacteria spots on their leaves.

A link on this ornamental shrub is attached below: