See my response to Deb, above, about the iPhoto app that might help id this for you. You can cut the flopping stems if you’d like, or you can stake them using the method I show here: http://coffeeforroses.com/how-to-stake-flopping-hydrangeas/ – if you cut them do it in the early morning, strip off the leaves and you should be able to use the cut flowers for a bouquet in the house. They’re in part to full sun. Also, has any herbicide been used around these plants? It hasn’t been hot this week but when I checked the plant tonight some of the lower leaves are wilting and the soil was dry. Is this too much sun? Now all of them are turning brown (the blooms). Hi, I bought two potted hydrangeas (pink with green centers) exactly a week ago, and they are turning brown and wilting. Hydrangea arborescens, our native Hydrangea, bloom on new wood as do the variety ‘Annabelle.’. I can’t figure it out. The plants have many blooms.. could this be an iron deficiency ?? I live in Zone 5 – 30 miles west of Chicago. I’m in zone 5 and purchased a hydrangea about 2 weeks ago. The plant will also put up leaves and new stems from the ground. Elaine, Since this is a new plant it has the root system the size of the pot and because those leaves and flowers are large, if you planted it in a sunny spot or if it’s hot it would have need watering every day while it gets established. These will add to the plant’s size but won’t produce flowers this year. Ideas of what this pest could be? First of all, mophead flowers tend to brown out when they get the strongest sun from 11 to 2. Once the temperatures are reliably above 50 at night, you can plant the hydrangeas outside. Those stems with green leaves will be forming flower buds in August (although you won’t see them) that will flower next year. Right away the blooms wilted and leaves are dry on edges. Without knowing where you live it’s impossible for us to say if planting it outside is appropriate for you or not. This year many of the blooms, in the usual shaded patches around the garden do not have the large mop head blooms but have fewer smaller heads with curled more waxy styled flowers, these are the same bushes mum has had growing well for over 25 years. If you’re planning on planting it outside, do so right away. and lastly, if it tends to wilt on hot days you might water it twice a week instead of once. Please advise and put me on your mail list. I am worried about them because I have noticed that there are little brownish/red spots on the flowers. Sometimes after watering the ground is actually boggy. Karen, Jennifer, Both H. paniculata and Rose of Sharon break dormancy a bit later than most shrubs. 1. When pruning hydrangeas, knowing which type of hydrangea you have is key to knowing what time of year to prune it. Kari, Margaret, June, CLFornari, Do I need to stake them or prune the small branches? Ditto fertilizing. They are not cold tolerant. In general morning watering is best for all plants but sometimes we just have to water when we get around to it! The joy with Quick Fire is watching it change colors. Do you think my one with no leaves is a lost cause or could it just be taking a little longer than the others? They are in morning sun and afternoon shade and have been fertilized with 10-10-10. Hello All, I could use some advice on the odd condition of my hydrangeas. Will that work as a treatment? The fact that they are planted in the place that an oak tree had rotted and died 3-4 years ago? Hi I have mop heads and some endless summer plants. Yes, plants can leaf out and come back from problems that cause defoliation, so stick with it! Preen, a weed killer, or weed control product on the lawn? Thanks for your reply. Hi, I live in SE Michigan and have 3 little lamb Hydrangea plants about 3 years old. Is there something to treat the soul with now(March in Mississippi). Maureen – you probably have Hydrangea arborescens – the one that is a white ball that then turns green, right? Most leaf issues like you describe are caused by a larvae and the best way to treat is to spray the leaves with a product containing Spinosad (like Captain Jacks). One of the four is in a somewhat shadier location than the other three, but all four are lacetops now. Thank you. Come visit Cape Cod next July during the Cape Cod Hydrangea Festival (10 days of open private gardens Cape-wide) and say hello! I am zone 4 and have other other Pee Gee ornamental and Lime Light trees . I did just fertilize them two days ago and but the blooms we already turning brown…I do both types of watering (sprinkler and soak into the mulch)… Can I water some of the fertilizer out? Looking up information and what to do, majority of the tips and such are for infected plants that only have the black spot fungus on a FEW leaves… but mine is covered in them… What should I do for this? Can we keep our hydrangea alive? While this disease doesn’t usually kill hydrangeas, it can cause their leaves to drop. If you have a dark, sunken area that can be a sign of a fungal problem. THANKS, SO MUCH FOR THE REPLY. Unfortunately hand watering is a “quick fix” that doesn’t last. Just know that if you move them in the fall be sure to mulch around the plants and make a note to water them once a week into early November if it doesn’t rain well. If they don’t have buds on them at this point they aren’t going to! Here’s a list of a few common Hydrangea difficulties and what you can do about them. Hi would there be a reason that my hydrangea that are normally blue seem to be blooming ivory this year? Did you notice that the instructions on the aluminum sulfate probably said to mix it in water? Quick Fire Hydrangea blooms really early, just in time for those fun, summertime celebrations. The best thing to do, Lindsay, is to water the area around this plant really well and deeply to flush out any excess salts. If the plant stays wilted in the evening, that’s a sign of 1) too little water. Where is it planted? Kari Check the label of the spray and see if it is good for powdery mildew. I dont know what happened or what caused it. Come to our pruning class in October for more pruning tips on all types of hydrangeas. I sprayed with insecticide recommended by the nursery several times and removed damaged leaves. We did one good watering on that day with a little fertilizer. In 3 days all of my plants have lost the buds and are now scorched. But everything always comes back and full except for this morning. Help. I live in Tracy, CA, and in zone 9. Believe I am seeing some type of fungus on all the leaves. There is an app available for iPhones called Garden Compass that allows you to take a photo of a plant or a problem with a plant and have a team of experts answer for you. It’s OK if you get leaves wet once a week or at most every 5 days – water in the morning, never at night, so that the foliage dries quickly. Susan – thanks to telling me where you live! I do water deep and slow and we’ve had a lot of rain. It is still strong and standing with flower heads and stems.. but burnt out completely.. flowers and leaves all dried, shrivelled and brown. Be sure it’s planted where it will get at least 3 hours of direct sun but will be sheltered from all winter winds. Please advise. The other three don’t seem to fill out with very many new branches, especially in the center, where it looks like some of the old wood has no new growth at all. If so, what you see as “dried” might be fertilizer burn. Don’t buy another if it’s the pink or blue kind. I actually just ran some drip irrigation out to each of the plants and will hand water every other day for a while. Should I be cutting these? Please advise. Should I wait too see what happens before cutting them back? That would be good information if you want to plant other things there in the future. Real human eyeballs on the photo, not just a recognition software! Mar 23, 2019 - GREAT fall foliage color blooms on new wood a month earlier than other hydrangeas late May early June The large panicles (to 12 ) of white sterile and fertile flowers develop rosy red tones as they age. Too much herbicide can cause yellowing leaves and stunted growth. It has not affected the blooms but looks awful. Quick Fire® Hydrangea paniculata 'Bulk' USPP 16,812, Can 3,398. Without more details it’s impossible to advise you. Thank you for the advice! None of those apply except perhaps #3. A top-dressing with compost never hurts, do that after watering, and then hope for the best. Remove the worst of the leaves…the plant will be better next year if the leaves don’t get splashed frequently. Hydrangeas that get splashed frequently with water will develop black spots on the leaves. In southern areas hydrangeas can also get powdery mildew – if you don’t see protection of the new foliage with Neem oil, switch to another organic fungicide. I truly love hydrangeas (my first one), and it’s a David Ramsey plant. Thanks for all your great information on hydrangeas. There are assorted small green “fruit worms” (larvae) that eat hydrangea leaves. If the leaves are drying on the edges and the flowers wilting it is either not getting enough water or has fertilizer burn or has suffered from cold exposure. I’m absolutely in love with hydrangeas and plan to border my Connecticut property with endless summer hydrangeas. The plant seems to get both sun and shade. If the temperatures go much below 10 degrees f. these buds are often killed. I have determined that fertilizer burn is the issue. In the first case, alter the watering, and in the second treat the insects on surrounding plants. Although your plants might live if you bring them into the house, the blooms are likely not to recover. I am almost tempted to cut all the dead stems as they appear that they are no longer alive but am still hoping that warmer weather will soon triger some buds on them. So water deeply less often and if the plants are in the hot sun you might want to move them to a place where they only get morning sun or late-afternoon light. You can clip them off if you don’t like how they look. You might want to get a hydrangea that produces flowers on new growth as well as old…I’d suggest that you try Bloomstruck. Hydrangea Scale: Hydrangea scale is probably one of the most popular pests, they are usually identified by there oval white eggs that attach themselves to the stems of the plant.The pest such the sap from the plant and cause the plants to suffer and not growth as vigorously as they would. I bought three small Bombshell hydrangeas last fall. That will soak the root balls well – hand watering, or 20 minutes of an automatic irrigation system doesn’t water plants deeply enough. Some leaves appear black-edged as well, almost burned in appearance. My dead canes from last year have white flaky stuff coming out of them all over my new leaves & on ground. Don’t prune them much, don’t fertilize much and water once a week but deeply. Is there anything wrong with them or they are going to bloom later? This summer I had purchased 2 larger Endless Summer in mid-August.. that were continuously blooming.. but yesterday the leaves on both plants started to curl..One more than the other!? I’ve never seen a hydrangea get damping off but it could be botrytis fungus if the plant was kept too wet. They do grow a few blooms. Any ideas? Enjoy your hydrangeas and come to Cape Cod some July to see ours! What could have happened and can they recover? I live in zone 6a, Illinois. I watered it well when I planted it in a pot, and I put some brokem clay pot pieces over the holes so that soil didn’t clog them up, so maybe that was the wrong thing to do. I bought three lace top Hydrangeas with beautiful blue flowers around the center. Jan, I haven’t done the deep watering for 3 days since we’ve had rain, so I’m glad you mentioned the difference in water needs. The flower buds died in the cold winter. I have one (mophead variety) that was a gift from a family member. They are in full sun, so maybe that’s a problem, but otherwise look really healthy and have lots of blooms. I don’t have any throughly all my plants that bloomed simultaneously. Be sure that the pot has a drainage hole, however and don’t cover it up. I have two of them. Thanks everyone, hope these suggestions work as it is a lovely plant. i think this is because the fertilizer has run down the slope when watered. Or you can wait until spring. Either that or those plants are getting hit with irrigation too often and this leads to fungal conditions that damage the flowers. It looks like older leaves mostly. Also, they do need some sunlight – perhaps you should move them to another location where there isn’t as much tree-root competition and they get a bit more sun. – we’re in the same boat here in Massachusetts. They came in pots and already had flowers. I really want this thing to live, but I’m not sure how to stop whatever’s happening to it. Those leave that were wilting might drop off, however. I’m also not sure if perhaps I did not plant the deep enough but there is a few inches of mulch on top of their bases. Monique. 5.0 out of 5 stars Quick fire hydrangea. But my real problem is that the flowers have faded quite rapidly and i have noticed brown spots on some of the leaves. They were also planted with fertilizer and extra compost to improve the soil conditions . I can’t seem to figure out what the problem is. Vy, Some susceptibility to bud blight, bacterial wilt, leaf spot, rust and mildew. Wait to see if there are any signs of life. We hope to plant them in our garden next spring. It could have possibly been over watered after being rescued from the sun, Any help on what the issue could be would be very helpful as well as any rescue tips as it was looking superb just a few days ago. Thanks for visiting our blog! (Use of too much weed killer can cause curled, distorted growth.) We’re sending all our handrangea-happiness good energy your way! I’m afraid it will die. Also, I’m so upset the flowers are purplish instead of the beautiful blue. It might just be delayed because of the very cold winter, or it might be so damaged that it won’t come back. Potato peeling water is fine but it’s not really fertilizer…fertilizing won’t make it re-flower if it’s not that type, however. The plant will shed dried leaves on its own. There is one that does not look right this year. I haven’t watered yet as the dirt seems damp still. I have six hydrangeas on the side of my house. Quick Fire hydrangea’s flowers emerge a snowy-white color, slowly turning to pink as the summer season progresses toward autumn. A beautiful video of Quick Fire Hydrangea getting pollinated by butterflies, bees, beneficial wasps, and more. White flowers show brown more quickly than other colors, but it is natural for flowers to age and brown as they go by. I also put mulch on the bed. Might be too late now as it’s been almost a month… Half my plant is still doing fine. But if the brown is spotty it’s probably leaf spot fungus. The temperature ranges from 70’s during the day and as low as high 40’s at night. Could that be the problem? Little Quick Fire (aka Hydrangea paniculata ‘SMHPLQF’). So a potted hydrangea might have to be watered every day or every other day to keep it from wilting. Yes, new canes will grow from the ground this year. They seemed to grow in the early spring but then stall. I bought the Endless Summer about five or six years ago, and I’m fairly sure it was the original really big heads of bloom. If it was my plant I’d just wait and see if it grows out of it as the weather gets warmer – and I wouldn’t spray anything else on it for awhile. Thank you so much for your feedback and advise CLFornari! Something about that one – variety, location, runnoff from lawn products, wind/exposure, soil, watering etc etc was different. While generally easy to establish and grow, hydrangeas … Hi. Bonnie, I am also confused on when to prune it and how. If the temps go below zero f. they are always killed. I replaced the dead plant several months later, but it has not leaved out this May, 2016. I’m desperate to save it! Thanks for any help! Can i cut these sticks? 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