The Main Plant entry for Hydrangeas (Hydrangea)

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Plant Habit: Shrub
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Soil pH Preferences: Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Leaves: Deciduous
Fruit: Dehiscent
Flowers: Showy

The second show of colorful flower bracts and leaves gives a good

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Location: Missouri Botanical Garden (Mobot) in St LouisDate: 2016-06-18used as a wedding reception tablepiece
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Location: Ballynahinch, IrelandDate: September 29, 2012Hydrangea in castle garden, western Ireland
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Location: In my garden in Kalama, Wa.Date: 2009-07-12
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Location: Pleasant Grove, UtahDate: 2012-04-26At Sunriver Gardens
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Location: Orem, UtahDate: 2012-04-26At Sunriver Gardens
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Location: Ballynahinch, IrelandDate: September 29, 2012Hydrangea in castle garden, western Ireland
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Date: 2012-11-10
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Date: 2013-06-07a little heat stressed damage to petal edges
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Location: my garden zone 7b NCDate: 2013-06-12
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Location: central IllinoisDate: 2014-07-02
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Date: 2015-02-24
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Location: my garden Date: 2015-05-27
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Location: Wilmington, Delaware USADate: 2015-07-04
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Location: Wilmington, Delaware USADate: 2015-07-04
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Location: central IllinoisDate: 2011-07-06
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Location: Quad Cities Botanical Garden, Rock Island, Il.Date: 7-3-11
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Date: 2015-11-20
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Location: Galena, Il. Date: 7-3-06Home of U.S. Grant (Civil War general then President)
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Location: Austria / Wiener Neustadt Date: 2016-02-16My new hydrangea looks good in my secret garden! I really love va
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Location: St Louis, Mo.Date: 2016-06-18
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Date: 2013-07-29
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Location: John Deere's home gardens Moline, Il. (Quad Cities)Date: 2008-07-05
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Date: 2017-03-24
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Location: central IllinoisDate: 2017-06-20
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Date: 2017-07-31Summer color transition from White to Chartreuse
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Location: Canada
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Location: Botanical Gardens of the State of Georgia...Athens, GaDate: 2017-08-11Hydrangeas 003
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Location: central IllinoisDate: 2015-02-02
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Date: 2018-05-26
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Location: In my garden in Kalama, Wa.Date: Mid Summer
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Location: In my garden in Kalama, Wa.Date: 2009-09-05
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Location: Ballynahinch, IrelandDate: September 29, 2012Hydrangea in castle garden, western Ireland
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Location: central IllinoisDate: 2013-10-05
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Location: Altamont, IllinoisDate: 8-4-07
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Location: central IllinoisDate: 2015-04-21
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Location: Quad Cities Botanical Garden, Rock Island, Il.Date: 2011-07-02
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Location: Quad Cities Botanical Garden, Rock Island, Il.Date: 7-3-11
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Location: Austria / Wiener Neustadt Date: 2016-02-16My new hydrangea looks good in my secret garden! I really love va
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Location: Austria / Wiener Neustadt Date: 2016-02-16My new hydrangea looks good in my secret garden! I really love va
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Location: Missouri Botanical Garden (Mobot) in St LouisDate: 2016-06-18Bloom bundle used as a centerpiece for a wedding reception table
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Location: central Illinois (Springfield)Date: 2016-08-10
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Location: Davenport, Iowa botanical garden (VandeVeer)Date: 2008-07-04
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Posted by Marilyn (Northern KY - Zone 6a) on May 20, 2013 7:47 PM

"Hydrangeas are popular ornamental plants, grown for their large flowerheads, with Hydrangea macrophylla being by far the most widely grown with over 600 named cultivars, many selected to have only large sterile flowers in the flowerheads. Some are best pruned on an annual basis when the new leaf buds begin to appear. If not pruned regularly, the bush will become very 'leggy', growing upwards until the weight of the stems is greater than their strength, at which point the stems will sag down to the ground and possibly break. Other species only flower on 'old wood'. Thus new wood resulting from pruning will not produce flowers until the following season.

Hydrangeas are moderately toxic if eaten, with all parts of the plant containing cyanogenic glycosides. Hydrangea paniculata is reportedly sometimes smoked as an intoxicant, despite the danger of illness and/or death due to the cyanide."

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