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Suggestions wanted for blue hydrangeas on Cape Cod

Posted by sandyinva 7A (My Page) on
Sat, Mar 23, 13 at 10:56

I just bought a little cottage on the Cape that is crying for hydrangeas. Ideally, I would like to plant blue varieties, I believe the front recieves mostly sun. It is a ranch, and I guess I would want to keep them under 6 feet so they don't block the windows too much.

I would love some suggestions. I usually do not get to the cape until after the hydrangeas have bloomed, but I hope to get up there early enough this year to do some planting.

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RE: Suggestions wanted for blue hydrangeas on Cape Cod

My suggestion would be to take a trip to Nantucket and visit the hydrangea farm called Nantucket Hydrangea in 86 Madaket Road, Nantucket Island, (508-228-2649, ! Give them a call to find out when will blooms be at their best shape this year.

Glyn Church recommends some of these mopheas: Blue Prince, Enziandom, Gen. Vioctomtesse de Vibraye, Marechal Foch and, of course, Nikko Blue. Some good lacecaps: Blaumeise, Blue Bird, Blue Deckle and Nightingale.

Some rebloomers to consider: Endless Summer, David Ramsey, Decatur Blue, Oak Hill, and Penny Mac. You can also checkout some of the blue lacecap mountain serrata hydrangeas to see if you like them as well. Other suggestions: Blue Billow, Little Geisha, Tokyo Delight.

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