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By Aiman

Bahrain Bh

I live overseas and would like to order Hydrangea online. I was wondering how do they ship the plants so that I would decide whether it will work for me to order online or not. Also, I was wondering whether they sell evergreen Hydrangeas "bare root" (i.e. Bavaria and Tivoli) so that I could take advantage of that to have the plant over.

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Hello Aiman, not sure about an 'evergreen' one. I wouldn't worry about the 'shipping' as most companies are good at packaging. If you explain where you live they may add extra + moisture. If you have a spot in the shade with easy access to water it should do alright but there are many more plants that would do better over there. It would be one up on your neibhours though, good luck.

2 Nov, 2009


Before you order, do think about the fact that hydrangeas are temperate zone plants - not sure they'd cope too well with your temperatures over there.

2 Nov, 2009


I live in the Middle East (Bahrain). The temperature in the summer reaches above 40 C (104 F) during day time. Winters are very mild. I hope this helps. My understanding is that hydrangea could survive in zone 9 (United States). So I am not sure if our weather is hotter than zone 9?!
Also, as per my reading some types of hydrangea are more tolerant to the heat. Could anyone recommend types that could survive in our weather.

2 Nov, 2009


I'm pretty sure you'd be in Zone 10 in Bahrain, not 9, and that's a huge difference for a plant. You're right, though Hydrangea will cope in Zone 9 - bit of a push to expect it to cope in Zone 10, though.

2 Nov, 2009


Mhh ... Any idea how these zones are determined? In other words, I would like to scientifically determine whether Bahrain is zone 9 or 10. Any resources you know of?

2 Nov, 2009


I have a book showing zones, but unfortunately, it really concentrates on Europe. However, Portugal is mostly zone 9 until you get to the extreme south (along with extreme south of Italy) where it becomes Zone 10, which is why I'm assuming Bahrain must be Zone 10. Zone 10 is defined by temperatures between 30 to 40 deg C - Zone 9 is 20 to 30 C.

2 Nov, 2009

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