Hydrangea problems: the expert responds on hydrangea diseases
THE AGRONOMIST ANSWERS ON HOW TO GROW AND CARE FOR PLANTS
I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW IF THE FLOWERS OF MY HORTENSE SHOULD BE CUT
QUESTION FROM GIANFRANCO
I own a hydrangea with pink flowers in garden I would like to know if the flowers (which have been there for a few months) that are fading should be cut to ensure that the flowering continues or left on the plant.
Thanks so much
Gianfranco of Ancona
you are right to want a second bloom for your hydrangea, considering the beautiful flowers with which it delights us. But I have to give you some bad news. There is no possibility of a second flowering. You will have to wait until next year.
Once it has faded, it removes the flowers by cutting off the flower stem. It is always a good idea to remove the dead parts of the plants because they can become a basin for parasitic attacks, especially fungal ones.
In September, when your hydrangea is losing its leaves, prune it quite vigorously by cutting the branches and leaving a couple of buds per branch and ... wait patiently.
For any further clarification, write to me.