Endless Summer Hydrangea not so - Knowledgebase Question

Prior Lake, MN (Zone 4)
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Question by carincorcora
August 8, 2005
Hello - I cut all of the dead blooms off my endless summer hydrangea, as the nursery clerk told me to do. It's been about three weeks and I haven't gotten one bloom yet. How long does it take for new blooms to appear?

Answer from NGA
August 8, 2005
This plant blooms on both old and new growth. The first blooms appear on last year's wood, the later season blooms appear on the new growth of this year. So it will need to time to rebuild its energy to rebloom on new growth later in the season -- it is not quite like an annual flower that blooms nonstop all season. Sometimes the display seems pretty much continuous, and then it will bloom on into the fall. How long your will take depends on how well it is growing. With a new plant, it takes it time to become rooted and established and perform to its full potential. Keep in mind too that it will do best under ideal conditions -- in too much shade for instance it will not bloom well. I hope this helps.

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