Planting Shrubs - Knowledgebase Question

Whittier, CA
Question by rfgonzales
June 1, 2006
Can Hydrangea-royal purple be planted in direct sun? Do you carry them? Same question for Butterfly Bush-Empire Blue.

Answer from NGA
June 1, 2006


Hydrangeas prefer morning sun and filtered afternoon sunlight. Direct afternoon sun results in wilty, drooping leaves. Butterfly bush like full sunshine all day. Monrovia does not carry a royal-purple hydrangea but the Bluebird lacecap hydrangea will take on a purplish hue if the soil pH is 6 to 7.0. Best wishes with your garden!

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