Hydranger wilting on hot days - Knowledgebase Question

Staten Island, Ne
Question by mlyledavis
May 28, 2010
My hydranger wilts on hot sunny days.
It is in nearly full sun.

Does this plant belong in full sun or in partial or full shade? Any other hints are appreciated.

Answer from NGA
May 28, 2010


Your hydrangea is wilting in response to hot afternoon sunshine. It is attempting to conserve water. It will perk up overnight and look just fine, but will wilt the following afternoon. This response doesn't seem to hurt the plant, but it does look unattractive. If you have a spot in your garden that gets 4 hours of morning sun but shade from the hot afternoon sun, you can move your hydrangea. It will thank you - and it will look attractive all season long.

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