Hydrangea care

What the best way to care for a hydragena plant to produce flowers. I have a small one for 2 years, but it gets no flowers. thank you,

Answer #1

There are 4 main types of hydrangea. Did you keep the tag that came with it? Can you take a picture of it? Some can’t be pruned in the fall, some can.

I’d guess it’s not getting enough sun, I don’t think your climate is the problem.

Answer #2

Hi, Just found some advice that may be useful:


A late spring freeze arrives and ruins the developing bloom buds. The freeze may be light and even go unnoticed until one realizes that the blooms are not forming. Or it may kill all the emerging leaves, too. As a result, most of the new growth comes from the roots (as in the picture above). When this occurs, you know you have a problem.

Most flower buds develop on the old stems. Once these stems are damaged in a late freeze, new flowers will not appear until the following year and only then if it is a milder spring. (This is the rule for the vast majority of mopheads [macrophyllas] but there are exceptional hydrangeas that will bloom despite this damage)

Improper pruning. If you have pruned your hydrangea this year, you may want to check out the section on Pruning Hydrangeas to see if this could be the problem.

Planted in wrong zone. If you have had the bad luck to plant a hydrangea that has not bloomed after the first year you planted it, you may finally have to concede that this particular variety is not cold hardy in your area.

Another variety may succeed famously. ‘Endless Summer and ‘Blushing Bride’ are two wonderful hydrangeas that will bloom almost anywhere. If your hydrangea has never bloomed, don’t give up hope. See What Type Hydrangeas Can I Grow?

I have found that often the hydrangea that is not cold hardy was received as a gift or bought wrapped in foil. This is a sign that it is directly out of a greenhouse and may not be adapted to your location. Some “gift type” hydrangeas are perfectly hardy, depending on where you live.

But one will be much more successful in growing hydrangeas if he/she will purchase them from a local nursery. Local nurseries try to stock hydrangeas that are known to do well in the area.

It also helps to ask the nurseryman (it pays to shop where there is an expert!) if this particular hydrangea is temperamental in cold climates.

Heres the link: http://www.hydrangeashydrangeas.com/wont_bloom.html

Answer #3

I have a Hydrangea and the tag said it took 3 years before it would bloom. And it didn bloom the 4th year.

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