I am thinking about getting two hydrangeas to put in front of the house mixed in with the kalmia. I've heard totally mixed things about hydrangeas so I thought it would be best to get advice from some experienced locals.
I am undecided on which ones I want (I keep changing my mind) but I am leaning toward one lacecap and maybe one mophead but I'm not too confident on the mopheads. The main thing is they need to be deep blue, not pink or purple because my house is red. I can amend the soil as necessary but some varieties just can't achieve the color I need.
The size I'm looking for is about 4 by 4 feet. The area is east facing, against the house, partial shade from a deciduous tree and the house. I live in central CT.
What blue varieties might work well? Any experiences with the 'Endless Summer' hybrids?