What are the best weather conditions for growing hydrangeas?

Is it safe to plant Hydrangeas. I live in Cleveland and the weather has been 85 degrees. It's summer time???

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  • Kathy Gunter Law Kathy Gunter Law on Jul 12, 2019

    In general, plant in spring or fall in a hole as deep as the ball & 2-3 times wider. Since Cleveland is in 3 different zones, it will be good to know your specific zone for any planting & landscaping advice. Here's a link you can determine your zone by zip code.


  • I agree with Kathy, that in general, spring and fall are best. However, I would check with your local garden center for their advice. It's 90 degrees here now, too, and our nurseries are full of hydrangeas for sale. I doubt they'd be selling so many if planting them was unwise. If you're going to plant, I would suggest doing it in early morning or late afternoon when the heat of the day has passed and keep them well watered.

  • Kelli L. Milligan Kelli L. Milligan on Jul 12, 2019

    I plant year round but watering is crucial. Visit your local nursary for more information about your region and project . Great source of free advice.