Answer: Hydrangeas are fairly adaptable but seem to grow and bloom best when they receive morning sun and filtered afternoon shade. Sun makes them grow and bloom, but hot afternoon sunshine will make the leaves wilt, which makes a pretty pathetic looking shrub. Usually they perk up overnight, but then begin to droop when hot afternoon sunshine hits them again.
Give your Penny Mac well-draining soil, water her deeply once (or twice) a week, and provide morning sun - afternoon shade and she should perform well for you. Your hydrangea will set flowers on new wood that develops from old wood. She's not quite ready to bloom for you this year, but should by next summer. Enjoy!
Q&A Library Searching Tips