Hydrangeas As a Winter Annual in The Deser South West?

Discussion in 'Landscape Maintenance' started by Az Gardener, Nov 12, 2012.

  1. Az Gardener

    Az Gardener LawnSite Gold Member
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    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.
     
  2. knox gsl

    knox gsl LawnSite Platinum Member
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    The low temps will hurt you, in the 80's for a high is great.
     
  3. agrostis

    agrostis LawnSite Silver Member
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    "Frost sensitive?" - Absolutely, one hard frost and leave's turn yellow. Two hard frost's, leave's fall off.
     
  4. garciajj612

    garciajj612 LawnSite Member
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    Most of them start turning down in October
     
  5. Az Gardener

    Az Gardener LawnSite Gold Member
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    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.
     
  6. agrostis

    agrostis LawnSite Silver Member
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    You don't need frost, soil temperature's will make the hydrangea's go in to dormancy.
     

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