1. Destroyed Old Tips That Tried to Bloom

Asked by Anonymous - April 22, 2011

I live in MA and just looked at the tips of my Nikko Blue and noticed that some are putting out little leaves while others are trying and the leaves look destroyed. What can be happening, and what is the best way to save them and the remaining others?

2. Hydrangea -Nikko Blue, I Believe-Not Blooming

Asked by Anonymous - June 12, 2011

I have the perfect conditions of some sun and plenty of shade–5 plants with beautiful leaves–and no blooms. Looks like this will be the second year w/out blooms. I’m so disappointed. What can I do to get these well established bushes to bloom? Also, I bought the ‘Dancing’ variety yesterday-very pink but want it blue. I was told to put Epsom salts into the soil. Is this correct and how much?

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  • i have a hydrangea too but still new. i read alot about how to turn it into blue. the soil must be acidic. to add aluminum sulphate is the trick. when the soil is more alkaline the flowers will be pink. ask the stores for this element it is what will turn the hydrangea into blue although i havent tried it yet. mine is pinkish and has just one flower, but the leaves r plenty and big ones look healthy too.

    Above answer by: lolita

3. Hydrangea Not Blooming

Asked by Anonymous - July 2, 2011

My Blue Nikko hydrangeas look healthy but have no blooms. They bloomed the first year I planted them, but not since. This is their 3rd summer. Should I prune the dead stalks in the fall or leave them for the hydrangea leaves to bloom on the older wood?

4. Hydrangea Care

Asked by joy adams - July 10, 2011

I just planted a Nikko blue. When I bought it, some of the leaves were brown around the edges. I cut them off but now I have more leaves turning brown on the edges and kind of curling up. It’s perky and looks good except for the bottom leaves. I live in Ohio. Pests are a problem on fruits, flowers and veggies.

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  • This is a sign that the plant is not getting quite enough water. Hydrangea tend to need a bit more water than other plants, especially if they are planted in the sun. Increase water to the plant and that should get rid of the brown edges on new leaves.

5. Big-Leafed Blue Nikko Hydrangea

Asked by Anonymous - August 8, 2011

I have pruned and not pruned my Nikko blue hydrangea, but it does not bloom no matter what. What should I do?

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6. Blue Nikko Hydrangea

Asked by FLOWERGIRL - August 31, 2011

I live in Zone 4 Indiana. My Blue Nikko hydrangea did not bloom this summer. Should I leave it alone and wait until next year? Fertilize it when? I have never pruned it back and am certainly afraid to at this point. Thank you.

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