Planting Hydrangas - Knowledgebase Question

Monroeville, PA
Question by eek2749
April 27, 2000
I received two hydranga plants from a florist. Can I transplant them outside and if I can,when and in what type of area, soil, and light should I plant them? Thanks.

Answer from NGA
April 27, 2000


Unfortunately, most of the florist hydrangeas are not winter hardy in colder areas such as PA. If you'd like to try, however, select a location in morning sun or dappled light all day with a rich, humusy, evenly moist yet well drained soil. When the nights are reliably in the upper forties or warmer, acclimate it to the outdoors by setting it in a sheltered location over about a week and then plant it. Keep it evenly moist but not sopping wet and hope for the best.

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