hydrangea macrophylla - HELP
- Subject: hydrangea macrophylla - HELP
- From: "Helen" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Date: Mon, 10 Sep 2001 13:04:50 -0400
- Importance: Normal
Not a hosta question but
I'm hoping one of you can help.
I got a cutting of a
beautiful variegated h. macrophylla last year and lost it over the winter
outside, even though it was mulched and planted against a fence. This year
I received additional slips in August - three are now well rooted and a decent
size (about 6"). They are presently still under the lights. I would
like at least one to survive...
So, the question is,
1. can they be kept indoors
through the winter growing or do they absolutely require a dormant period?
2. If dormancy is required,
would an unheated garage be best or perhaps the fridge?
I will likely plant one
cutting out in the garden, but even with protection, I have my doubts... I am in
zone 6 but last winter was quite severe.