Q.Must You \’deadhead\’ Hydrangeas To Get Another Set Of Blooms After The First Bloom
I have a hydrangea plant in a large pot. It gets partial sun for most of the morning. It’s had a fabulous bloom so far but now the blooms are fading. Do I need to deadhead it in order to promote a second blossoming or, if that’s the only flowering for the year, should I leave it to die back?!
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The short answer in most cases is no. Most cultivars will only bloom once per year, but deadheading them once they have died off is ideal.
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