I’m so gutted as i absolutely love it! Another problem for hydrangea plants is that they need to retain moisture. When a spot encounters a leaf vein, it spreads along it, forming an angular brown or black patch. Don’t be the botanist that allows a hydrangea to wither. As the amount of moisture lost and gained equalize at sundown or in the evening, the leaves begin to recover. Putting it in a shade will improve its health tremendously. What can I do to help it? Wilting reduces the surface area that the sun strikes and allows the leaves to loose less moisture. Have treated with triazole fungicides without much success. Favorite colors of Hydrangeas are blue and purple, although they come in … This rust only infects the smooth hydrangea, H. arborescens, and hemlock as its alternate host. The most common Hydrangea is the Macrophylla, often used by florists and gardeners. Please keep in mind the person across the street has a hydrangea plant that is totally vibrant and healthy. So all of a sudden, my hydrangea has wilted and looks like it’s dying. below the surface of the soil with your finger. Water it regularly as it helps them grow better. Read my post all about how to care for hydrangeas. If the hydrangea is wilting in the vase, its sad state is most likely due to being cut incorrectly or improper hydration. Should I move it, perhaps into a pot in more shade? My neighbor took a look at them and said I might have watered the flowers and burnt them due to the heat. Again, you want to make sure that you aren’t spreading disease, by wiping the cut blade before each snip. I hope it’s not the end! Here are photos of my hydrangea bush and the problem I am having with it. Light-brown centers surrounded by dark-brown rings create a bull's-eye effect. Can you HELP my Hydrangea? I water it every day and feed it plant food. But now it is slowly dying off but as if something is spreading. Brown spots appear on the leaves and grow rapidly in size. Check the moisture level of your hydrangea at a point 1 to 2 inches (2.5 to 5 cm.) Rust (Pucciniastrum hydrangea) Like other rusts, hydrangea rust needs two hosts to survive and does not kill either of them. I know how many of my fellow hydrangea lovers are out there and how many, like me, have suffered the brutal disappointment of less-than-stunning hydrangea plants. Answer (1 of 2): Hydrangea is a very delicate plant which damages rapidly in direct sunlight. It came in full bloom and was the prettiest it has been in its 4 year life. If this sounds like you, you’ve got to try this one! After you have a good grasp of everyday care of your hydrangea plants, get ready for the next {surprising} step! Wilting and dying forsithia bushes. Hydrangeas have 23 different species, although only five are commonly grown flowers in the United States. How to Fix Drooping Hydrangea Plants. I planted a couple of fairly large hydrangea plants about 4 years ago. Asked July 27, 2013, 9:49 AM EDT. It’s since we had the really hot weather yesterday. We will get into a bit more detail with what we described earlier. It is up to its caretaker to revive it when it starts to look sad. The combination of too much sun and not enough water is a common cause of hydrangea droop, making it a great place to start when your plants are feeling unwell. It started on one side and is some what quickly moving across the plant. Wilting occurs when the leaves loose mositure faster than the roots can absorb it. ! The Secret to Revive Hydrangeas . We have a forsythia hedge (the old-fashioned, pale yellow cultivar) in which several bushes have died showing wilting and browning symptoms starting with yellowing leaves localized on one or a few branches. The point is, the hydrangea doesn’t have to slump or sag. Like leaf spot, this malady likes warm, wet weather and spreads by splashing water. There is a top secret ingredient to reviving your hydrangea bushes–but I’m … Why are my Hydrangeas Dying? 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