The Q&A Archives: Hydrangea macrophylla in full sun

Question: I've looked through the list of questions and it appears that the hydrangea would be ok in full sun as long as it is properly watered. A couple of answers and some of the information seems to indicate that it is better in partial sun, so I guess my question is

Answer: In your area where summer temperatures are high and the sun is intense, a hydrangea can handle full sun in the morning if the soil is kept evenly moist (not sopping wet, just damp like a wrung out sponge) but I would not recommend it for full sun all day or full sun all afternoon -- it is just too hot. Bright dappled light all day would be fine, also. I hope this helps.

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