When selecting plants to complement your fully rounded mophead hydrangeas, consider those with similar features as well as those with contrasting features. Plants with features similar to the rounded, overlapping blossom petals and dark green leaves will blend beautifully. At the same time plants such as ferns will stand in contrast to the full-bodied balls of color. Variation in leaf color and delicate leaves separated with light and space will highlight their unique beauty.
- “When you are considering hydrangea plant companions, look for plants that are similar to hydrangea and those that are different.”
- Hydrangeas will survive in full sun with adequate irrigation but they are much happier, however, in a location with shade during the hottest hours of the day.
- “When you are considering planting next to hydrangeas, consider taller plants like small or medium size trees that could offer the shade the shrubs prefer.”
“When you are considering hydrangea plant companions, look for plants that are similar to hydrangea and those that are different. You focus on hydrangea features by repeating them in companion plants or contrasting them with garden neighbors.”