Novice needs advice - Endless Summer
We built a very large addition onto our home, house faces a new direction (in the country we can get away with that, lol), so now I have all new flower beds. I'm back to square one and I'm growing things I've never grown before, which is a lot of fun!
Central OK., Zone 7. Hot as all get out. We haven't been this hot (100) at this time of the year in ages.
Over a week ago I ordered an Endless Summer H. I received it today in perfect condition. It was still wet and had three very large blooms. The leaves are fantastic looking, the plant is almost 3 feet tall and semi-bushy.
I need to talk to real people here instad of reading numerous websites, which I'll also do.
I soaked the H. and set it in the shade on the porch. I don't plan on putting it in the ground until early tomorrow morning so it can acclimate to this heat.
I plan to put it on the east side of the house where it gets filtered sun all morning, then it starts to get shade in the late afternoon. I watched that area all morning, and there will be times off and on it will get direct sun because as the sun moves west, the tree won't shade it for a couple of hours.
Because of this heat, does my poor plant even have a chance to survive, or do you think it will be okay?
How much water does it take? I plan to mulch it very well.
I'm in love. I've never seen such a beautiful plant in real life before, no one I know has one. The scent is intoxicating!
Any advice will be greatly appreciated. I was like a little kid on Christmas morning when I opened this package. lol.
I bought it from Carrolls Garden if anyone is interested. Very pleased!