Old 04-11-02, 09:07 PM
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Please advise if hydrangeas like sun or shade or ? And, if they like moist or dry soil. Thanks, Indy
Old 04-12-02, 06:13 AM
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Ive had a bunch in all situations you described above. Seems to me, Hydrangeas are very hardy and do well anywhere, at least in Virginia.
Old 04-12-02, 08:18 AM
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My experience with Hydrangeas is that they like moist, drained soil with lots of sun in the morning and early afternoon ... then shade. Here in San Diego, our climate is very desert like and the hydrangeas that do best are watered frequently and have afternoon shade.

Hope this helps!

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Old 04-12-02, 09:36 AM
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Hello Indy

Just to confuse the issue a bit, are you talking about the woody hydrangeas like the Peegee Hydrangea (like a shrub - smaller leaves and a branching form) or the sort of herbacious hydrangeas like the Annabell, Snowball, etc (these often have bigger leaves) that are often (but not always) cut back to just above ground to in the spring. There is also a vine type...

My Mom has the snowball type and it can take most anything you throw at it (or it doesn't mind if you completely ignore it, either) - hers is on a sunny western exposure and I don't think it gets much water, but I have a bit of that plant in a more shaded area that gets regular watering - no difference in how it reacts.

I think the vine form and the branching shrub need more attention and do best in dappled or partial shade, but not sure...


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