shooting star hydrangea blooms

Enjoy these unique snow white hydrangeas for the holidays!

shooting star hydrangea blooms

Each of the ‘Shooting Star’ double flowers are shaped like a bright white star within a star. The white flowers continue to bloom for 4 to 6 weeks. They are wonderful companion plants at Christmas, along with your poinsettias or other holiday greens. As they mature, the flowers often develop a greenish hue. While indoors, keep plants in a cool spot where they’ll receive plenty of light. Under good conditions 'shooting star' hydrangeas will stay in flower well into May.

  • Very bright light and cool to moderate temperatures
  • Water when the top ½ inch of soil dries out
  • As flowers fade, snip them off

Planting outside:

After enjoying the indoor display, these hydrangeas can be good garden shrubs that grow about 5 to 6 feet tall and wide. After the danger of frost has passed and temperatures begin to warm, plant in the ground or in a container. They like part shade, regular water and fertilizer when new growth stars.

To air-dry blooms:

Cut of several whole flower heads when blossoms are fully open and still fresh. Put the stems in a small vase with about 2 inches of water in the bottom. As the water evaporates, flowers will being to dry, turning pale lime green in the process. When fully dried (in several weeks), snip individual blossoms from flower heads.