Angel Blush Hydrangea - Knowledgebase Question

Chattanooga, TN
Question by dsscott
June 25, 2001
I purchased 2 of your "Angel Blush hydrangeas", but have not planted them yet. Are you sure that Angel Blush should be planted in partial sun? I grow several paniculatas like "Tardiva" and "PEE Gee" in full sun and they are doing well. Since "Angel Blush" is a paniculata why should it be partial shade? What do you consider partial shade?

Answer from NGA
June 25, 2001


In general, the paniculata types can certainly be grown in full sun or partial shade, with those in full sun doing best with a slightly moister soil and those in shade able to tolerate a slightly drier soil. The pink coloration on this plant will be best in a partial shade location. However, you could certainly try them in an area where you have other paniculatas doing so well and see what happens -- you may be pleased with this one's performance there as well. Partial shade is typically a location with dappled light all day, shade at the middle of the day, or in warmer climates, sun for the cooler morning hours only. I apologize for the delay in answering your question.

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