rhododendron - Knowledgebase Question

Auburn,, wa
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Question by bhumphreys1
June 6, 2007
i just bought a house with rhododendrons and they started to bloom but now they are dead. how and why? i see other peoples still looking nice is it to late to save them this year?

Answer from NGA
June 6, 2007
Most rhododendron flowers last only a few weeks. If your flowers started to open and died immediately, it might be a symptom of water stress. Make sure your plants get a deep soaking once each week. Snap off the dead flower trusses to make way for next year's flower buds (which will develop over the summer months). Hope you get to enjoy the flowers longer next year!

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