Hydrangea manufacturer Alex Schumacher
Hydrangea appeared in our country at the end of the 19th century. It was brought from the Japanese islands by the famous scientist and traveler Karl Maksimovich. Soon, this flower became popular in many European countries. To this day, a variety of breeding types of hydrangeas receive prizes at international exhibitions, and their producers are known around the world. One of them is the famous Dutch company "Alex Schumacher" (Alex Schoemaker).
Hydrangea producer Alex Schumacher
Brief description of the hydrangea company:
- foundation date - 2000;
- CEO, aka Chief Breeder - Alex Schumacher;
- location - Holland;
- production - in addition to the fact that the company produces about 30 types of hydrangeas, every year it produces new varieties of this flower, and also it is engaged in the selection of other garden and house plants, flower bulbs and lawn cover.
Did you know? The hue of hydrangea inflorescences depends on the medium in which it grows. From being in acidic soil, it turns blue, and in alkaline it acquires a pink color.
Varieties of the company "Alex Schumacher"
Alex Schumacher has many varieties of hortensia, here is a description of the most popular ones.
Diamond Rouge got its name thanks to a rich red hue. It has wide lush inflorescences in the form of a pyramid, the length of which is from 25 to 40 cm. At the beginning of summer, flowers of this variety bloom white, after 12-15 days acquire a red tint, and at the end of summer they turn dark red. The height of the plant is 1.2–1.6 m. The leaves are light green in summer, and closer to autumn, they acquire a honey hue.
Hydrangea Candlelight has thick foliage. Its height is up to 1.2 m, diameter is 1.3–1.5 m. The size of inflorescences is from 18 to 30 cm, the shape is conical. The color at the beginning of summer is carrot-green, in the middle - cream. The color of the foliage is green, dark. The branches of the plant at the ends are colored with a purple tint.
As the name implies, this hydrangea variety is small: height - from 70 to 90 cm, bush diameter - up to 1 m. Flower stalks are pink at the beginning of summer, by September they are getting a scarlet hue. The leaves of the plant are dark green, have the shape of an egg.
Due to its decorative properties, this variety is very appreciated by landscape designers. It is used for various flower arrangements, planted in pots and even made from this hydrangea a living fence.
Important! Regardless of the variety and external data, all hydrangeas love acidic and moist soil. This should be considered when planting plants.
The height of this plant is from 1.2 to 1.6 m, the diameter is from 0.7 to 1.2 m. A distinctive feature is the rapid development immediately after planting. It blooms a few months after it is in the ground. The leaves are dark green, the crown is thick, oval and very dense. Pyramidal inflorescences grow up to 30 cm, change color from June to September: first a white hue, then pink, at the end of summer purple.
Another decorative variety of hydrangeas from Alex Schumacher. The height of the bush reaches 0.8 m, the diameter of the crown - 0.5-0.6 m. The flowers are pale white or beige; by the end of August they acquire a pinkish tint.This low-grade hydrangea is popular among fans of planting flowers in pots and growing them in apartments.
Translated from English, the name of the flower means "Silver Dollar." This name was due to the shade of peduncles, which at the beginning of flowering acquire a light green color, although by the end of summer they still turn pink. Hydrangea height - from 1.4 to 1.7 m, crown width - up to 1.8 m.
Inflorescences are large, reach up to 30 cm in length. The bush is characterized by rapid growth: 15–20 cm per year.The variety is less demanding on the soil than the rest, but more susceptible to the influence of the cold: its roots, even covered in winter, can withstand only up to -15 ° С.
Important! Most hydrangeas acquire a spherical shape in mid-summer, since their peduncles are very large and, blooming, begin to sink to the ground.
The height of the bush is up to 1 m, the diameter is from 1 to 1.3 m. The leaves are large, oval, emerald. Peduncles of a pyramidal shape, grow in length from 25 to 30 cm. At the beginning of summer, the flowers acquire a light green or cream shade, by the end of August they turn pink or whiten. Bombshell is infrequent in Russia, although the variety was bred in 2010.
The name of the variety is translated as "Magic candle." Height - up to 2 m, crown width - 1.5–1.8 m. Peduncles, growing, stretch out and take the form of candles, reaching a length of up to 30 cm. The leaves are dark green in color with sharp edges. The flowers are creamy or white at first, turn pink by the end of summer, and sometimes blush.
The height of the bush is up to 1.8 m, the width of the crown is 1.3–1.6 m. The foliage is very dense, emerald. Royal Hydrangea flower stalks from June are pale white in color; by August they turn red-pink.
How to plant seedlings after purchase
The rules for planting hydrangeas, regardless of variety, are standard and completely uncomplicated. In the central zone of Russia, it is best to plant this plant in the spring, after the cold weather has left. Closer to the south, you can try to plant a bush in the fall, the main thing is that he has time to take root before the start of winter.
Did you know? Buddhists use hydrangea flowers to make ritual tea. Them during a holiday called hana-Matsuri watered Buddha’s head in temples.
Landing takes place in several simple steps:
- Dig a hole measuring 0.6 m in length and width.
- Set the seedling in the center of the pit.
- Pour it with a soil mixture (peat, sand, fertile soil in a ratio of 1: 1: 2).
- Water abundantly (no less than 1.5–2 buckets of water).
- For the winter period, the young plant should be mulched and covered with a dense fabric.
The company of Alex Schumacher is considered one of the leading breeders of hydrangeas in the countries of Central and Eastern Europe. Almost every year, the company delights lovers of these flowers with new varieties.