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tipsygyrl
Sacramento, CA
(Zone 9a)

July 2, 2011
10:19 PM

Post #8669018

I have a fairly large clay pot I'd like to plant a hydrangea in. Can anyone suggest one that will do well in a container, no direct sun, and won't grow especially large??
luis_pr
Hurst, TX
(Zone 7b)

July 3, 2011
2:00 AM

Post #8669094

Glyn Church in the HYdrangeas recommends the following H. macrophyllas:

Adria
http://images.search.yahoo.com/search/images?_adv_prop=image&fr=slv8-swat02&va=hydrangea adria

Altona
http://hydrangeasplus.com/Hydrangea_Macrophylla_Altona_-_3_year.html

Blue Prince, a.k.a., 'Blauer Prinz
http://www.joycreek.com/Hydrangea-Blauer-Prinz-294-107.htm

Harlequin
http://hydrangeasplus.com/Hydrangea_Macrophylla_Harlequin_-_3_year.html

Immaculata
http://abbiejury.files.wordpress.com/2010/01/hydrangea-immaculata-small.jpg

Masja
http://hydrangeasplus.com/Hydrangea_Macrophylla_Masja_-_2_year.html

Merrit's Supreme
http://hydrangeasplus.com/Hydrangea_Macrophylla_Merritt-s_Supreme_-_2_year.html

Pia
http://www.brighterblooms.com/product/pia-hydrangea.html

I would also add the Cityline Series of compact hydrangeas
http://www.colorchoiceplants.com/cityline_venice.htm
edforlife
Elkin, NC

July 10, 2011
6:01 PM

Post #8684768

I have a couple of hydrangeas that I haven't planted yet and I want to put them in large pots by a couple of trees in my yard. They are mopheads but I don't remember if they are supposed to be Nikko Blue or Endless Summer. I got them from a local hardware store (box store).
luis_pr
Hurst, TX
(Zone 7b)

July 11, 2011
12:34 AM

Post #8685231

Not knowing what are they, you could pot them and transplant them if they get too big for the pots later on. Then get some rollers to help move the pots inside during winter.
edforlife
Elkin, NC

July 11, 2011
5:17 AM

Post #8685397

Okay. So, the idea I am getting from most of the people I've talked to is that most plants do not winter well in a pot. They need to be in the ground. So, if I don't want to bring them in I'll need to put them in the ground?
ecrane3
Dublin, CA
(Zone 9a)

July 11, 2011
6:52 AM

Post #8685560

In your zone they should be OK outdoors in a pot. Being in a pot tends to knock about a zone off the hardiness because the soil can get a lot colder in a pot than the soil in the garden bed, but I think most of NC is zone 7 and most hydrangeas are hardy into zone 5 so you should be OK. Unless you're in a colder part of NC of course...but if that's the case and you don't want to bring them in but do want to keep them in pots, you can dig a hole and sink the pots in the garden for the winter, that way they'll get the benefit of the insulating properties of the soil.
luis_pr
Hurst, TX
(Zone 7b)

July 11, 2011
1:58 PM

Post #8686411

If you are in one of the Zone 6 Areas of NC, you need to find out if these hydrangeas, the ones that you do not know their name, are hardy in Zone 6. There are some mopheads that will not survive Z6 winters outside, even in a pot sunk in the ground. If you are in Zone 7, they can. But fill the sides of the hole with soil, compost or mulch.

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