Hydrangea Blooms Turning Brown - Knowledgebase Question

Rochester, NY
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Question by TToole1945
July 12, 1998
Newly planted blue hydrangea has blossomed, but blooms then turned brown; should I deadhead or snip off old blooms? The plant is growing new leaves almost daily.

Answer from NGA
July 12, 1998
It sounds like your hydrangea (Hydrangea macrophylla) is settling in nicely. If you find the browned flowers unsightly, by all means go ahead and trim them off. Enjoy your hydrangea!

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