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Question: My Blue Hydrangea will not blossom? We did not touch it this year. We did remove the dead wood that was left from last year a couple weeks after the new growth started coming in. Last year it had one blossom. We did nothing last year, not even remove the dead wood from the previous year. I propogated three new plants from this plant starting last year by bearying a stem under ground and leaving the last couple sets of leaves exposed. All three have a blossom on top of them.

Answer: Glad your propagation was successful. If the parent plant refuses to bloom, it just isn't happy. It needs morning sun, afternoon shade, and rich, moist soil that's slightly acidic. Feed with Miracid or Miracle Gro and mulch over the root area to slow evaporation. If it doesn't bloom for you next spring, consider moving it to a different location. Best wishes with the new little hydrangeas!

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