Hi Everyone. I'm hanging my head and feeling ashamed...I planted a Hydrangea over the weekend. We were having 80 degree temps all weekend so I didn't even think to look ahead. I just got excited and planted it. It took a bit of frost last night when the temps dropped down to 31 for a few hours. It was full of blooms when I planted it and they all turned brown by mid-day today. So, that's the background but not really the question.
The question is, first, the tag on the plant only says "hydrangea" and care level of "tolerant". I know better than to buy something without paying attention (but it was just so pretty) so I don't know what type it is. The tag had a code on it so I looked it up on the website of the garden center I bought it from and it says it's a houseplant! Really? Who grows Hydrangea in their house? Soooo, here I am, shamefully asking, what is the best type of hydrangea to plant in zone 8 that can take a good bit of sun? I will probably have to replace this poor baby.
(...and now I'm off to shamefully ask someone about the Iris I also planted too early )
Thanks for any help you can offer.