I love hydrangeas. They are pretty, elegant, blue, pink and always a delight in any yard.
And I have a fail-proof trick to root hydrangeas and create many new bushes from one momma bush. Now is the best time to root hydrangeas. The flowers are just starting to form.
Look for a low stem without any flowers on it.
Place the stem on the ground with a small rock on top.
The rock is very inconspicuous.. so no one will even know that you are creating new plants.
The contact of the stem to the ground over the summer, will create a small baby hydrangea and in the fall you will be able to cut the stem from the momma and replant in a new place.
I have created 7 new plants from the original two I purchased 5 years ago.