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Frost damaged hydrangeas

Posted: Mon Apr 09, 2007 8:51 pm
by epliss
I planted three small hydrangeas last summer. They were doing great, and came back nicely this spring -- we had some weeks of 70-80 degrees and they looked great. Then we got hit by a few colds night and I forgot to cover my plants....the hydrangeas took a hard hit -- their leaves are blackish brown and wilted. It is so sad! Being a new grower - I am wondering if they are going to "come back" -- I know they might not bloom, but are new leaves going to grow? Is there anything I can do to save them? Thanks!!

Posted: Tue Apr 10, 2007 4:14 am
by Newt
Hi Epliss,

Welcome to The Helpful Gardener. I know how you feel. We had 70* temps too and it was 26*F this morning and will do the same tonight. Brrr. You should get new leaves. With frost damage it's a matter of giving proper support with good watering practices and good mulch. The rest is a waiting game.

Newt

frost damaged hydrangeas

Posted: Wed Apr 11, 2007 12:34 pm
by epliss
Thanks, Helpful Gardener! I'm glad to hear there is hope for my sad looking plants.