ASB and Madam Emile look stressed
I got 5 2-year macrophyllas from Hydrangeas Plus a couple weeks ago, and planted them upon arrival. Three of them look OK, but two (the largest two) still look a bit off. One of the off ones is a Madame Emile Mouillere, which gets full sun from about 10am through about 3pm, and is otherwise shaded. The other is an All Summer Beauty, which gets sun from about noon to 3pm or so. Otherwise it's shade/partial shade.
Below are pictures of all 5, and as you can see the two larger ones don't look as good as the others which travelled with them. None are wilting, per se... so I'm wondering if it's just a floppiness from the longer stems.
I water them all twice: once in the morning around 7:30 am and then again at night anywhere from 6pm to 10pm, depending. I also mist the leaves (the waterings are general "moisten the surrounding soil" and also direct some specifically at the rootballs).
Anything y'all can recommend? From what I have read, the Madam is more sun-tolerant (and you can see that its neighbor the Nikko Blue is fine... they are about 4' apart). Next to the ASB is a Trophy and an Oregon Pride, and they also look fine to me.