Hydrangea - Knowledgebase Question

Wilton Manors, Fl
Question by ngarrenton
March 29, 2010
I recently bought a beautiful hydrangea at Home Depot. It's in a pot now, but can I put it in the ground? I live in Ft. Lauderdale. I don't know if it can take the summers. Should I try to plant it in full sun or the shade? Thanks, Nancy

Answer from NGA
March 29, 2010


Many types of hydrangeas will successfully grow and flower in Florida so there's a good chance yours will, too. Wait until it has finished blooming to transplant it into your yard. Amend the soil with compost or other organic matter to help it retain moisture and provide a cool spot for the roots. Plant your hydrangea in a spot that gets morning sun but afternoon shade. 3-4 hours of morning sun is all your hydrangea will need to set flower buds. Best wishes with your new plant!

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