Need Suggestions: Best hydrangeas for my yard
I have two spots in my yard where I really would like to put hydrangeas in, and I was hoping to get some more knowledgable opinions on what would best suit each spot.
The first location gets a lot of morning sun then moves to dappled shade in the afternoon. It will probably get a little more shade in the afternoon as the season progresses and the trees finish filling in. There's room for a larger hydrangea here.
The second spot will not get any morning sun, but will get dappled afternoon and evening sun. This hydrangea needs to grow more upright, and can't grow more than about 4 feet wide.
Any and all suggestions are greatly appreciated. Some personal preferences: I would prefer something that will bloom spring-fall. I prefer mopheads to lacecaps. Purples are always my favorite, and always prefer color to white. I know that my preferences may not match the requirements of where I'm planting, but some melding of the two would be ideal.