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Questions About Lacecap Hydrangeas

Asked by
Anonymous on
November 5, 2010

Q. Fall/Winter Care of My Lace Cap Hydrangeas

I am still not understanding how to prune my lace cap hydrangeas. They are 10 yrs old and I don’t get very many flowers and this bugs me. I usually cut them back to the ground and clean out all the dead wilted, unsightly stems and leaves each year so I end up with a neat clean bed ready for spring time. Can you please tell me what I am doing wrong as it is getting time to clean the bed now in my area? ( MD. )

Answered by
Nikki on
November 5, 2010
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Try waiting until spring to prune it. Wait until you see what survived the winter and cut off the stems that did not.

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Asked by
Anonymous on
March 20, 2011

Q. Hydrangea Mold

I over wintered some hydrangeas in my basement. When I brought them up into the house, several had mold on the leaves. I removed the leaves and placed the plants in a sunny location. Two plants seem to be fine. The third one has slightly curling leaves and mold spots on some of the leaves. What should I do?

Answered by
Nikki on
March 20, 2011
Certified Expert
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It is probably powdery mildew. This is acommon problem on overwintered plants. These articles will help you with that:
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/problems/get-the-cure-for-powdery-mildew.htm
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/disease/powdery-mildew-homemade-and-organic-remedies.htm

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Asked by
janina123 on
April 6, 2011

Q. Hydrangea Won’t Bloom

I planted my hydrangea 3 years ago. Since then they won’t bloom. Maybe it doesn’t have enough sun. I’m thinking of transplanting to a more sunny place, but I’m not sure that this is a good time to do it, as it currently has buds.

Answered by
Nikki on
April 7, 2011
Certified Expert
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There are different reasons for non-blooming. Here is an article that you may find helpful: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/shrubs/hydrangea/hydrangea-not-blooming.htm

For pruning info, this article should help: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/shrubs/hydrangea/prune-hydrangea-bushes-hydrangea-pruning-instructions.htm

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Asked by
Anonymous on
April 28, 2011

Q. Non-Blooming Hydrangea

I was given this hydrangea several years ago. It bloomed partially, twice. I have another type that blooms every year in abundance. The one that blooms is extra large and white, while the one that doesn’t is blue. When it was given to me, it bloomed beautifully. I have one on the northwestern side of the house and the one that blooms is on the north side, with both having an east-west exposure. Both have the same soil as well. If it doesn’t bloom this year, I may dig it up and put a more positive bloomer in its place. Can you give me a few ideas to see if I can save it?

Answered by
Nikki on
April 28, 2011
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Asked by
Anonymous on
June 17, 2011

Q. Pruning Lacecap Hydrangeas

I have two blue lacecap hydrangeas. In the spring (April/May timeframe), I pruned back any stems that appeared to have no buds and were seemingly not going to produce any growth on them. I am now in the middle of June and have some long stems that do have leaves on them but are further down the stem leaving quite a bit of stem on top with no growth at all yet. It is unsightly to me, but I am concerned as to whether I should cut the stems down to where the new growth is or just leave them hoping more growth will appear on top. I am worried that if I cut the stem, it will kill of the entire stem. Any suggestions?

Answered by
Nikki on
June 17, 2011
Certified Expert
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You can go ahead an prune those back at this time back to the new growth.

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Asked by
SPRINGSGRANNY on
August 2, 2011

Q. Why Won’t 6-Yr-Old Variegated Lace Hydrangea Bloom?

I have had this plant for 6 years and never had a bloom. It’s a beautiful bush on its own, but I would like to have it flower.

Answered by
Susan75023 on
August 4, 2011
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I have noticed in my gardening that varigated plants generally do not bloom as much as green ones. I have no clue why - without knowing the conditions where you are growing this, it is hard to answer this question. Here is a site on growing them that I hope helps you.

https://www.ehow.com/how_5673560_care-variegated-hydrangea.html

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Asked by
Anonymous on
August 28, 2011

Q. Winter Care of Potted Hydrangea

When I bring my potted hydrangea indoors for the winter, how often should I water it and should it be placed in a sunny or not sunny area?

Answered by
Nikki on
August 28, 2011
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Once a month watering should be sufficient enough to keep them from drying out completely. I would not keep it in too much sun, as it needs to go dormant for winter.

If it's already been accustomed to an indoor environment, then you could bring the plant inside for overwintering. Otherwise, you will have to provide adequate cold protection, such as wrapping the container/plant. Here is an article that you may find helpful: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/shrubs/hydrangea/hydrangea-winter-care-how-to-protect-hydrangeas-from-winter-cold-and-wind.htm

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