How are hydrangeas in E. Tennessee?

donnabaskets(Zone 8a, Central MS)August 26, 2008

Hello, folks. I am designing a shade garden for my sister in Kingsport, TN. How do hydrangeas do there? Do flower buds survive the winter on traditional varieties? Anyone have experience with Endless Summer or Blushing bride? Thanks for any feedback you give me.

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
amazindirt(7A mid-TN)

Is there such a thing as a garden in East TN without at least one hydrangea??


In a hard winter they might get frozen back, but mostly they do fine. If you are worried, go with one of the everblooming types that will bloom on new wood, or the native oakleaf hydrangea.

    Bookmark   August 28, 2008 at 11:44AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
donnabaskets(Zone 8a, Central MS)

Thanks! That's just what I wanted to hear.

    Bookmark   August 28, 2008 at 1:21PM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
New to Knoxville
I'm new to Knoxville TN and new to gardening in general....
Hardy mums from MN?
I had these from Faribault Growers in Northern IL and...
Reclaiming my yard
Hello I'm a new homeowner and new to the forums. I'm...
plants to give away.
I live in Ringgold, GA near Chattanooga. I have some...
**** 2015 East Tennessee / Knoxville-Area Plant Events ****
From the Events page of the East Tennessee Plant Swap...
brandon7 TN_zone
People viewed this after searching for:
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™