Hydrangeas in the Shade Garden

Basically hydrangeas will grow in full sun or full shade. They are extremely versatlie and tolerant of a wide range of conditions. What I have found is that if they are in very hot sunny positions in the garden, the blooms will not last quite as long as if they were in the shade. The shade from overhead trees seems to stop scorching of the petals and this helps the blooms to keep in peak condition for longer.

Also, good moisture in the soil while the plant is in full flower will help keep the flowers to last longer on the plant. A good soaking with the hose once a week will pay dividends!

Graeme Burton - Landscaper - Rukuhia Homestead, RD2, Ohaupo 3882
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