Perennials forum: My very first Hydrangea ever!

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Name: Colleen
Edgewood, NM (Zone 5b)
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Agoo
May 29, 2017 6:10 PM CST
I hope this is ok to post this in here. I got my first hydrangea today. Been wanting one for years. My hubby & I had made plans but they got interupted. So he bought me a plant to keep me happy Whistling


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Name: Bob
Vernon N.J. (Zone 6a)
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NJBob
May 29, 2017 7:54 PM CST

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Pretty color . What one is it?
Name: Colleen
Edgewood, NM (Zone 5b)
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Agoo
May 29, 2017 9:05 PM CST
Thank You! Bob. It's a Nikko Blue
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Name: Connie
Edmonton, Alberta area (Canada (Zone 3a)
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conniepr27
May 30, 2017 5:34 AM CST
Nice! Are you going to plant it, or just enjoying it inside?
Name: Colleen
Edgewood, NM (Zone 5b)
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Agoo
May 30, 2017 3:10 PM CST
I'm going to plant it up against my house on the east side. Morning sun, afternoon shade. Big Grin
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Name: Bob
Vernon N.J. (Zone 6a)
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NJBob
May 30, 2017 7:33 PM CST

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In zone 5 it might require Winter protection. If I remember correctly Nico Blue flowers on old wood.
Name: Colleen
Edgewood, NM (Zone 5b)
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Agoo
May 30, 2017 10:04 PM CST
The tag says it can handle cold tempatures of - 10 FÂș and in the 30 years I have lived here it has only dipped into that cold range only once. But I do intend to give it good protection against the cold. Close to where I planted the hydrangea I have my one and only tree rose. It came througj the winter just fine. So am hopeful on that front. Whistling
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Name: aud/odd
Pennsylvania (Zone 6b)
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Cinta
Jun 7, 2017 2:30 PM CST
I am zone 6 so they say. I have tried to grow NIkko Blue and have blooms. Nikko Blue is hard to get it to bloom because the buds freeze in Spring. The cold hardy zone is right the bush will not die it just will not bloom.

You will have a beautiful green bush and no flowers. I had to put it in a wire cage and stuff it with leaves until all threat of frost was gone. For me that was May.

There are several that bloom on present year growth that work for our climate. Nikko Blue blooms on previous year growth.
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