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Hydrangeas: cutting old blooms from Endless Summer

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jgrinter
Edwardsville, IL
(Zone 6a)

June 28, 2010
2:59 PM

Post #7928399

My endless summer bloomed like crazy, but the severe rains we have had has them looking pretty beat down and heavy. Would they make new blooms if i cut the old ugly blooms off?

thanks,
vanislandgirl
Ladysmith, BC

July 25, 2011
7:49 AM

Post #8713917

I would think so. Mine is doing just fine and it takes to careful prunning. Love this bush.

OutlawHeart81

OutlawHeart81
Syracuse, NY
(Zone 5a)

July 25, 2011
12:19 PM

Post #8714420

I cut my blooms back when they turn brown and yucky and sometimes when they are still nice for arrangements and mine just started getting a few new blooms. Since they bloom on new growth i say go for it. Maybe you'll get more, and even if not the plant can save it's energy for roots and growth for next year. And if your end of season blooms look anything like mine they aren't worth leaving on anyway. Not sure if it's all the heat and humidity but mine turned a rusty brown and shriveled. Not pretty.
Carolyn22
Athens, PA
(Zone 5b)

August 9, 2011
5:31 AM

Post #8746080

ES blooms on both new and old growth. This shouldn't be a problem.

I see this post was an older one - what did you do?
jgrinter
Edwardsville, IL
(Zone 6a)

August 11, 2011
4:05 PM

Post #8750903

I followed the advice and cut them. That worked well. Got some new smaller blooms on newer growth.
vanislandgirl
Ladysmith, BC

September 11, 2011
11:38 AM

Post #8803652

They are wonderful just keep blooming and blooming

OutlawHeart81

OutlawHeart81
Syracuse, NY
(Zone 5a)

September 11, 2011
2:33 PM

Post #8803858

I pretty much hacked mine to the ground due to mildew and look what i got! :)

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Carolyn22
Athens, PA
(Zone 5b)

September 11, 2011
2:40 PM

Post #8803867

Outlaw - such a nice pink. Mine are blue.

OutlawHeart81

OutlawHeart81
Syracuse, NY
(Zone 5a)

September 11, 2011
4:26 PM

Post #8804018

I would LOVE blue ones. However we literally live on a limestone slab. There:s no way I'll ever have blue blooms except in containers. :'(
Carolyn22
Athens, PA
(Zone 5b)

September 11, 2011
5:47 PM

Post #8804135

I was surprised when I first put mine in and it flowered blue, but I was happy about it. A lady a couple of blocks down from me has one and her's is pink. I love the huge blossoms of ES as well.

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