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I scored 8 new hydrangeas today

Was potting up a shipment of bare-root peegee hydrangeas & come to find out, they sent 22 plants rather than 10. So after I had potted all the good-sized ones (17 of them) they said "just take the other ones home."
Weehee!
I also got an Annabelle and two Glory Blue hydrangeas. I don't know that I need all those PeeGees - but they can make nice neighbor exchange plants!

I also got a free Parisian Lilac. Also a bit smaller than the others. Now I'm looking online to find out what that is!

Darn good day, if you ask me.

I also got a sunburn for all my troubles. :lol:

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What a score Grey, you lucky girl! 8)
Are you sure it's parisian lilac and not persian lilac? I've never seen a parisian lilac, but I can give you the run down on persian lilac, if that is what it turns out to be.
Family: Oleaceae
Genus: Syringa
Species: X persica
Common name: "Persian Lilac"
Grows 4-6 feet tall, and 6-8 feet around.
Hardy to zones 3 - 9B
Requires full sun and regular watering.
Prefers soil of 6.6 to 8.5 ph.
Flowers are fragrant, and are violet, or in the case of "Persian Lilac - Alba", white.

Let me know if you find a parisian lilac, you've got me curious now!
Have fun finding places to put all those bushes!! :wink:

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Omedatoo gozaimasu Grey (Congratulations). That's a lucky find.

Reminds me of last year when I had bought umteen dollars worth of plants at the Garden Path and then, decided that I wanted a mint plant as well..... they gave it to me for free..... not as good as your find but, they are all good.

Have fun with them!

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Yep - it's Persian. :lol: guess I CAN read.

How does the lilac handle clay soil? One site said it didn't care for wet soil - we are on a hill and have pretty good drainage.

I have to go get some more pots for the little peegees. My neighbor has moved out of her home and told me to use any pots I needed from her shed -- but I ran out of those already!!

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Anything I've read says they are fairly adaptable to any soil that has good drainage. So throw some good stuff in the hole and you should be good to go! :wink:

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Cool!
It's going to live in a pot for a little while yet - it's all of 16 inches tall and resembles a stick at the moment. The peegees are also going to sit in pots for a little while - they really are the runts of that litter! They may or may not get planted this Spring - might hold them until Fall so they are a little bigger and less likely to get lost. :lol:

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