Reply
Highlighted
Respected Contributor
Posts: 2,383
Registered: ‎06-06-2019

I bought one two years ago at Home Depot.  It had flowers on it when I purchased it.  The next year it only grew leaves.  Same thing this year.  More and more stalks growing, but no flowers.  And the leaves have holes so something must be eating at them.  I sprayed with Sevin.  Is there something I should be doing or not doing to get this plant to flower?

Highlighted
Esteemed Contributor
Posts: 5,487
Registered: ‎12-24-2010

Can't figure my own out either.....some grow on old wood - some on new.  Cut it back one Fall had 2 blooms........so thought okay it grows on old wood and had lots of healthy flowers.  So didn't cut it back last Fall  2019 and this year .................nothing but old dried out stalks from last year..........3 weeks ago cut it back and now healthy green leaves appear (from the ground) but don't expect many flowers. 

Guess it's just the roll of the dice. 

Highlighted
Valued Contributor
Posts: 890
Registered: ‎05-02-2017

 

 

I bought two hydrangeas at Walmart a few years ago and now they are huge and full of flowers!!

 

I mulch around the bottom, planted them to make sure they are not in full sun all day, and chose a spot where they do not get waterlogged.

 

Perhaps you could try some fertilizer.

 

They are supposed to be pretty easy to grow, but sometimes the soil can affect them.

Highlighted
Honored Contributor
Posts: 11,777
Registered: ‎10-25-2010

Are they planted in the shade?

 

They will bloom if they get the morning sun...only three to four hours of sun a day is needed.

Highlighted
Respected Contributor
Posts: 2,629
Registered: ‎10-03-2014

Location is important.  

 

They can tolerate some sun, but like more shade.  Mine get morning sun, afternoon shade.  

 

Is it getting enough water?  Mine thrive in moist soil.  Do you have mulch around it?

 

 

Highlighted
Respected Contributor
Posts: 2,383
Registered: ‎06-06-2019

@CARMIE wrote:

Are they planted in the shade?

 

They will bloom if they get the morning sun...only three to four hours of sun a day is needed.


In the morning they are shaded but they get afternoon and late day sun.

Highlighted
Respected Contributor
Posts: 2,383
Registered: ‎06-06-2019

@Foxxee wrote:

Location is important.  

 

They can tolerate some sun, but like more shade.  Mine get morning sun, afternoon shade.  

 

Is it getting enough water?  Mine thrive in moist soil.  Do you have mulch around it?

 

 


They had mulch last year but this year I didn't put any down.  I water every day.

Highlighted
Regular Contributor
Posts: 191
Registered: ‎04-01-2010

There is a really good video on Youtube answering your

question.  You might want to check it out.

Highlighted
Honored Contributor
Posts: 15,975
Registered: ‎03-09-2010

My hydrangea is having an identity crisis and can't decide if it wants to be pink or blue.

20200622_081536.jpg

 

It's mostly blue though. Having two flowers side by side in different colors though is king of neat.

Fly!!! Eagles!!! Fly!!!
Highlighted
Trusted Contributor
Posts: 1,719
Registered: ‎03-28-2010

@lmtep wrote:

I bought one two years ago at Home Depot.  It had flowers on it when I purchased it.  The next year it only grew leaves.  Same thing this year.  More and more stalks growing, but no flowers.  And the leaves have holes so something must be eating at them.  I sprayed with Sevin.  Is there something I should be doing or not doing to get this plant to flower?


Following.  My husband planted 2 of them 4 years ago.  The last three years they've always come back with flowers.  This is the first year when all we've gotten so far is leaves.  The plants themselves look healthy.  Very full, very green.  Just no flowers.  The only thing different that happened was that our lawn people trimmed them but I don't think they did it incorrectly because they do most of the lawns on my street and we all have hydrangeas and others are fine.