Anyone ever tried growing Hydrangea in their bogs or ponds?


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"Hydrangea plants grow best in well drained soil that is high in organic matter. The plant requires a good deal of moisture; however, it is subject to root rots and other problems if the soil stays saturated for extended period"
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Hydrangeas grow best in moist, well-drained soil."
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I love Hydrangea and have a large collection at country house. I wait till fall clearance sale and pick them up cheap ( many are missing labels) The ones that do best are planted in boggy area next to natural pond. I know everything you read says well drained soil, but here in zone 6 summer they can not have enough water. Many times after rain flooding they are standing in water for a few days. Do I lose some sure, but love them and buy them cheap so willing to experiment with them. The ones that require a lot of attention are ones I have planted in 6 foot cement urns at end of driveway. They are firelight grafted to tree forum. I wanted something very special for curb appeal. Even with sprinklers set every 2 days they still need extra water. My favorite bog shrub is cranberry, spring covered in flowers fall deep bronze leaf color, winter covered in red berries. I would post photos but camera not working
 

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