Wanting desperately to grow Mophead hydrangeas

AndievecchioMarch 3, 2014

I live in southwestern Idaho and reallllly want to grow Mophead style hydrangeas. I've been doing research and it seems like my winters could be a problem for these guys. I would like to grow them in a large oak barrel on a side of my house that gets morning sun and day/ afternoon shade. My question is would it be possible to keep the plant in flowering condition if I moved the plant to my greenhouse or garage during the winter? I've always wanted to grow them just never had the courage to finally try it. This is the year! Thank you!

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hcmcdole(z7)

That sounds like a good plan. I'd give it a try with a couple mopheads to begin with. The other thing is to try all the winter protection schemes northern growers have done with good success.

    Bookmark   March 3, 2014 at 8:10AM
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pearlgirl

I'm sure that your plan will work with that particular type of
winter protection. Give it a try...they'll well worth your effort.
There are so many varieties out there to choose from and
so many colors.

    Bookmark   March 3, 2014 at 8:56AM
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