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Start Shopping At This Popular Store To Score A Deal On Hydrangeas
Aldi often sells plants on the cheap, and in the spring, the grocery store often offers hydrangea plants. However, there are a few things to consider before buying one at Aldi.
Just because a plant is cheap does not mean it's always a good deal. Aldi can be iffy about labels, so check that the hydrangea you are looking at has the variety name listed.
Make sure the variety you’re buying is hardy to your USDA Hardiness Zone. Then, see if the planter is wrapped in decorative foil, as this can prevent drainage.
If a hydrangea in decorative foil has been regularly watered, there may be excess moisture in the pot. If it’s properly cared for, the soil should be moist but not soggy.
Avoid plants with yellowing leaves or sour-smelling soil, as these could be signs of root rot. Aldi has a generous return policy, so take the plant back if it’s unhealthy.