Hydrangea Macrophylla- Should I plant it now?

london1817(7)September 10, 2008

I have 2 Hydrangea Macrophylla in pots. I used them in my wedding and want to save them. Should I plant them now or leave them in the pot for winter? Thanks for any advice.

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Possibly. You can plant them now that temperatures are starting to cool down. Remember to maintain the soil moist and mulch with at least 3-4" of any type of acidic soil.

You did not mention the name of the variety so I cautioned just in case your variety cannot handle your Zone 7 winters. If it cannot be planted in your zone then I suggest you keep it in a pot outside during the growing season. Then bring it inside during winter (as soon as the temperatures go below freezing and the plant becomes dormant). Place it in a garage but remember to water it (less than usual but still some) while in the garage. Potting soil can dry easily.

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