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Az Gardener
11-12-2012, 07:36 PM
Probabaly a stupid question since I have not seen it before but hey I'm a trend setter. I googled it and I can find out everything but the basicis. Are they frost sensitive? Anyone have experience with these? I would like to use them in a pots for the winter. Temp range will be mid 30s as a low mid 80s for the high with very low humidity.

knox gsl
11-12-2012, 07:46 PM
The low temps will hurt you, in the 80's for a high is great.

agrostis
11-12-2012, 09:50 PM
"Frost sensitive?" - Absolutely, one hard frost and leave's turn yellow. Two hard frost's, leave's fall off.

garciajj612
11-12-2012, 10:19 PM
Most of them start turning down in October

Az Gardener
11-12-2012, 10:20 PM
At this particular location they wont likley get any frost. But I do need them to bloom repeatedly with the assistance of fertilizers of course.

agrostis
11-12-2012, 10:29 PM
You don't need frost, soil temperature's will make the hydrangea's go in to dormancy.