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May 30, 2018 6:47 PM CST
Name: Allan Love
Northern California (Zone 9a)
I have a lacecap hydrangea purchased at my local Lowe's. I've had it home in Northern California for two to three months. I have on the patio in filtered shade. I get white spots Can anyone help?
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May 30, 2018 7:28 PM CST
Name: Carol
Santa Ana, ca
Sunset zone 22, USDA zone 10 A.
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Looks like calcium build up from water to me. It's best to water the soil while avoiding watering the leaves.
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May 30, 2018 9:51 PM CST
Name: Allan Love
Northern California (Zone 9a)
Thank you Carol, I have been watering the leaves, I'll stop and water the root ball instead. Thank you very much.
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Jun 1, 2018 2:13 AM CST
Name: Luis
Hurst, TX, U.S.A. (Zone 8a)
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If you water the leaves for long enough periods of time, that can promote powdery mildew or cercospora leaf spots so I too agree that watering the soil is best. Watch out for Lowes (I am joking)... years ago, I bought there a mophead called Nikko Blue that had no blooms and I ended with an unnamed lacecap. Ha! Turns out I liked it even better.
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