What are the best conditions to plant Hydrangeas?

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  • Nicole Nicole on Jul 10, 2017
    Hi Abby, I found the following on the farmer's almanac:
    • Most hydrangeas thrive in rich, porous, somewhat moist soils. Add compost to enrich poor soil.
    • They prefer full sun in the morning, with some afternoon shade; however, many will grow and bloom in partial shade. This is especially true for the bigleaf hydrangeas (see Recommended Varieties below).
    • Plant in spring or fall.
    • Dig a hole as deep as the root ball and 2 to 3 times as wide.
    • Set the plant in the hole and fill it half full with soil. Water. After water is drained, fill the rest of the hole with soil.
    • Water thoroughly.
    Space multiple hydrangeas about 3 to 10 feet apart.
    Enjoy your beautiful plants. :)

  • Paula Paula on Jul 10, 2017
    Our yard is north facing and they seem to flourish anywhere, but best where they can get some sun. Most important I have discovered is to make sure you cut the bush right down in the fall.

  • Joan Joan on Jul 10, 2017
    Morning sun/afternoon shade, water frequently

  • Joan Joan on Jul 10, 2017
    Dont cut or prune only remove dry stems in Fall