Indoors or outdoors? - Knowledgebase Question

Orange, CA (Zone 9B)
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Question by sarah_redbea
April 28, 2005
Are Hydrangeas an indoors or outdoors plant?

Answer from NGA
April 28, 2005
Hydrangeas will grow outdoors in your gardening zone. They prefer to grow in full sun but will adapt to growing in part afternoon shade. Hydrangeas need a fast-draining, organically rich soil. Amend the planting bed before planting your hydrangea by spreading a 3-4" layer of organic material (compost, peat moss, etc.) over the top of the soil and digging it in to a depth of 6-8". Plant your hydrangea and then water it in well. Water your shrub once each week and it should bloom and grow without problem. Enjoy!

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