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Frequently asked questions

If you have any questions, you should first look at our frequently asked questions. If your question is not answered there, please send it to us by email at info@magicalfourseasons.com. We will take it from there.

Place your Magical hydrangea is a light-to-shadowy area in the garden, but avoid bright sunlight – although some Magical varieties, such as Amethyst, Coral and Revolution can withstand sunlight well. The Magical hydrangea does not like dry roots. You should therefore make sure that the soil remains moist. Besides lots of water, hydrangeas also require extra fertilisation. For this purpose you can use organic universal fertilisers. Add fertilisers two or three times during the flowering season. As a result, the hydrangea will grow into a healthy, evenly-growing plant with many flowers.

Magical hydrangeas do not like dry roots. Hydrangeas in pots – as well as during full growth during hot spells – the plant needs water regularly. When watering it, keep the flowers dry and test the water permeability of the soil.

The selection of Magical is sold at various garden centres in Europe, including in the Netherlands, Germany, France, Scandinavia, the UK and Spain. If you would like a complete list of countries, visit the hydrangea sales page. Check the folders of the store chains or follow us on Facebook to stay abreast of any discount sales.

In order to continue to enjoy your blue hydrangea every year, the soil in your garden must be sufficiently acidic. This can be done very easily by adding aluminium sulphate to the soil every year. For more information look at the care page.

Garden hydrangeas from Magical are grown in unheated greenhouses and sometimes even cultivated outdoors. As a result, they can better withstand wind, rain, sun and frost. Garden hydrangeas will find an indoor climate somewhat uncomfortable – and vice versa!

Magical garden hydrangeas are robust and will continue to bloom for an extended period. With proper care, you can enjoy it for at least six months.

In addition to pink, blue and red, Magical hydrangeas also come in white varieties. Visit the hydrangea varieties page for a complete overview

There is good reason why the Magical garden hydrangea is considered unique. The plant is compact and stands out for its long vase life. With proper care, you can enjoy this richly-flowering Magical hydrangea for at least six months.

Magical hydrangeas do best in a light-to-shadowy spot in the garden. Avoid bright sunlight to prevent the flowers and leaves from burning – although some Magical varieties, such as Amethyst, Coral and Revolution, can withstand sunlight well. If the plants are standing in sunlight most of the day, they will need lots of water. Hydrangeas could droop in hot weather. Make sure they have sufficient water and keep the flowers dry when watering. Furthermore, hydrangeas left standing in sunlight all day will flower much faster than plants in shadowy locations.

The hydrangea requires no special soil or fertiliser, although there is special potting compost for hydrangeas on the market. Universal potting compost can also be used. Ensure that the soil drains well.

Actually, you do not have to trim Magical hydrangeas. All you need to do is remove the spent flower. The wood of the hydrangea is soft and hollow. Cutting off the flowers will cause a wound, through which rainwater could get into the stem. When it freezes, the top of the stem will be destroyed. The flowers for the coming year are located in the top of the plant. If the top freezes, the buds also freeze. Accordingly, you should not remove the spent flowers in the winter. That will reduce the chances of the flower buds being destroyed.

If the hydrangeas are growing in a cool climate, you should remove the old flowers from the plant in the spring, for example, late in March. In a warm climate, you can remove the faded flowers immediately after the flowering period. Take care! Cut the flower directly under the head. In this way, any new buds will be spared. For more information, see the plant care page.

If the hydrangea is in a pot and the plant gets too big in relation to the pot, it’s a good idea to repot the Magical hydrangea. Repotting is also the right solution when the soil no longer absorbs water or there is little soil around the root ball.

The best time to plant hydrangeas is in the spring, although planting during the summer months and in September does not create any problems.

After the summer, the flowers of most hydrangeas start to dry. In principle, the Magical hydrangea does not have to be trimmed. However, if you think that the bush is too thick, you should preferably thin out the hydrangea by removing a few branches. You can then dry the flowers that you remove. Some tips: prune the flowers on a dry, sunny day. Do not wait until evening. Remove the leaves from the stems. Place the flowers with the stems in a vase with a small amount of water. Adding shrub nutrient or glycerine to the water will help the flowers retain their colour. Do not add any more water. Leave the stems and enjoy the splendid colours.

The first hydrangea appeared in Europe around 1735. Prior to that, hydrangeas had been used in Chinese and Japanese gardens for centuries. But the hydrangea appears to be even older. From findings of fossil remains, we know that the hydrangea existed some 140 years ago.

Hydrangea is the Latin name for hortensia. The Magical hydrangeas belong to the Hydrangea macrophylla family -- one of the best-known shrubs, the popular term for which in Dutch is the ‘boerenhortensia’ or farmer’s hortensia.

There are two flower shapes: the globular and the umbellar. Tellers are hydrangeas with unusually large edge flowers. With globular hydrangeas the flowers are evenly distributed. In Dutch we sometimes refer to these hydrangeas as farmer’s hortensias. The Magical hydrangea belong to the latter group.

Yes. You can long enjoy the Magical hydrangea as cut flowers in a vase. The flower remains compact and retains its colour. After blooming, you can dry the flowers for decorative use.