Plant a potted hydrangea?

oddityApril 10, 2010

I received a potted hydrangea for Easter. My MIL got it from a grocery store. Is this a plant that can be put in the ground with any possible hope of success or should I toss it? If planting is an option, should I put it in full sun or part sun? Thanks! :)

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Hydrangeas do well in morning sun and afternoon shade. I have mine in my shade garden. I would plant it with fertilizer and water it in.. worth a shot what zone are you in?

    Bookmark   April 10, 2010 at 8:34PM
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Hydrangeas sold in bloom now are florist's or greenhouse hydrangeas. They often do not transition well into the garden in colder zones. You can certainly attempt to do so but I wouldn't hold my breath :-) And you will need to wait until after last frost - these are not cold tolerant plants - and then gradually acclimate to the outdoors over a period of time. And it will definitely require winter protection in your zone to survive and hopefully rebloom. A part shade location for sure - morning sun OK.

    Bookmark   April 11, 2010 at 8:53AM
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Thanks for the responses. :)

    Bookmark   April 11, 2010 at 3:23PM
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i live in south florida and recently received a french hydrangea as a gift it was potted in one of those store containers. I put it in a clay/ceramic pot in a shaded porch - no direct sun but lots of heat and humidity - for a few weeks but it seemed to wilt, flowers and stems were droopy. Now i've brought it inside. will it do better if i take it back outside or how can i make it thrive indoors? any suggestions? THANKS

    Bookmark   June 1, 2010 at 4:05PM
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msalcido(7/8 (Dallas/Ft.Worth))

I bought one of these not aware that it was a greenhouse arrangement. I planted it in the ground where it gets water daily by the springler system, gets only morning sun and is shaded by a big tree. It is doing extremely well and the blooms are amazing.
I'm curious to know if you ever planted and if so what is the outcome?

    Bookmark   June 7, 2010 at 4:56PM
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msalcido(7/8 (Dallas/Ft.Worth))

Here are a couple of pics of the one that I purchased at the grocery store and planted in the ground. It seems to be thriving.

    Bookmark   June 7, 2010 at 9:15PM
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I received a greenhouse one probably 5-6 years ago and this is the first season I'm seeing any sort of bloom on it.

    Bookmark   June 8, 2010 at 2:28PM
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