do my hydrangeas need winter protection in metro boston?
I am hoping some local gardeners can answer this one for me (I'll also post in the New England forum).
I have 3 Forever and Evers and one regular mophead, a Lemon Daddy that I have planted for the first time this year. I am complete hydrangea virgin but have done a bit of research on the cold hardiness of these, however, I want to hear real people's experiences.
From what I gather, the Lemon Daddy (blooms only on old wood) has a 50-50 shot of coming out of winter OK w/no winter damage, but the Forever and Evers probably "shouldn't" need any at all. Is this true?
Is there anyone in the Boston area growing hydrangeas with no winter protection??? I can put some leaves around them, but two of them are in prime real estate against the foundation of my house and I prefer not to.
I am in Franklin, MA off 495.