How much sun should hydrangeas be exposed to?

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  1. beddecor

    beddecor New Seed

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    Hello there,

    I am a new gardener. I decided to plant hydrangeas and zinnias, and they are doing well, but I am scared that I won't be able to keep them healthy since I don't really understand how to take care of plants.

    I have read a lot about taking care of plants, but it gets confusing at times. I hope I can get help with any questions and problems I may have from the members.

    My first concern is how much sun should hydrangeas be exposed to? They get full sun all morning, until about 3pm.

    Also what kind of fertilizer do I use for zinnias?

    Thank you very much.

    P.O.
     



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  2. brstamper

    brstamper New Seed

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    Choose a location with morning sun and afternoon shade.
    Plant in moist, well-drained soil. Amend poor soils with compost.

    Don't plant under a tree as there will be competition for moisture.

    This is advice I read at a different site.
     
  3. beddecor

    beddecor New Seed

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    so, if the hydrangeas are exposed to full sun all morning,they will be fine, right?
     
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    eileen Resident Taxonomist Staff Member Moderator Plants Contributor

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    brstamper New Seed

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    Morning Sun

    Morning sun is fine. It's the hot afternoon sun that the hydrangeas don't like unless its filtered. I have my hydrangea in morning sun with a little filtered afternoon sun & it's a happy plant! Keep your plant evenly moist, not wet.
    Bobbi