I bough 2 Hydrenga bushes many years ago. One plant was in bloom when I received it.The next year we moved and I brought the plants with. I planted them on the west side of house.The plants never did bloom. I was instructed to move them to a site where they could be better protected from the elements. I moved them to the northside. The plants are close to the foundation and porch and are protected, yet they have never bloomed. The soil is moist and plants are mostly in the shade.They turn into nice shrubs but no blooms.