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Thin out an overgrown or poorly flowering hydrangea to revitalize it. Remove up to one-third of the healthy stems immediately after bloom, cutting them off at their base. Trim back any badly overgrown branches to a healthy leaf or bud to maintain the shape of the hydrangea shrub.
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Repot your newly purchased shooting star hydrangea into a larger container filled with rich, all-purpose potting soil. Keep the hydrangea in a cool spot indoors that has bright, indirect light until spring.
Plant the shooting star hydrangea outdoors in early spring, after all danger of frost has passed. Plant the hydrangea in a location that has partial sunlight with direct morning sun and afternoon shade.
Water your shooting star hydrangea deeply and thoroughly once each week during the spring, summer and early autumn, when rainfall is less than 1 inch. Provide enough water to soak the soil around the root zone.
Feed your shooting star hydrangea once each year in spring when new growth emerges. Feed the hydrangea a slow-release fertilizer made for acid-loving plants, following the dosage instructions on the label.
If you live in a colder climate, you can grow the shooting star hydrangea in a container and bring it indoors during the fall and winter. Keep the hydrangea in a protected but cool location during winter, such as a shed, garage or sheltered porch area, and water the plant to keep the soil from drying out completely.
This lacecap offering is absolutely fantastic. This easy to bloom hydrangea is just starting to be available in US nurseries but it is still very hard to find. The white lacecap blooms have double sepals that cascade over deep, dark tapered leaves giving a wonderful waterfall effect. Once thought to be a Serrata due to its origins in Asia, the leaves are just too deep and rich in color to be anything but a big leaf macrophylla. Everyone must have the Fuji Waterfall hydrangea for a container or shade garden. Possibly the same as Hanabi(tm) and Shooting Star(tm)
Yes, it is the same lacecap. The industry has made a total mess of this hydrangea's name. Shooting Star and Hanabi are the same thing. It has other names as well. Fuji Waterfall, Sumida-no-hanabi and Fireworks.
Like another white flowered mac I can think of - 'Mme. Emile Mouillere' - the flowers do have a hint of color to them. Blue in acidic soil, pink in more alkaline. It's also ben my experience that the more shade this hydrangea is in, the less likely it is to show any color but white.
I bought what I thought was a 'Hanabi' at Rarefind but the flowers are pretty unambiguously blue. Not a light blue either. I can post a picture later. Any idea what this could be? The flowers look like those of 'Hanabi', they have the shooting star look, not a typical mophead. I suppose something in my soil make them turn blue but I'm not sure why other people wouldn't have the problem...I did amend it years ago with a bit of peat moss.
Do hydrangea sometimes develop branch sports? Maybe this is a mutation. The plant has somewhat struggled. I know it bloomed the first year, then the deer ate it down and I don't think it bloomed much 2013. Then the winter killed the top. I'm almost certain it is now blooming on new shoots, in the manner of 'Dooley', which also was killed to the ground this winter. (never has happened before, Ive had that one since 2007)I need to go look through my digicam image archive to see if I can find an old picture of it. I knew it was supposed to white, so if it had been blue in 2012 that would have been memorable. I just remember it blooming.
PruningShooting star hydrangea belongs to the H. macrophylla family and blooms on old wood so care must to taken when pruning. Prune (deadhead) after bloom any fading flowers by cutting below the flower head. To maintain size and thin out old branches, cut back when needed. Hard pruning should not be done after mid-August.
Wow the sitting area with the arch of akebia (Akebia quinata) is perfect!!! A statue, benches, stone walls, woodland view, oh I love it.And enjoyed your story of being a teen gardener learning how to root hydrangeas!Oh I'm saving the vine seating area photo!
Flowers allow me to imagine, to think and see differently. They are my escape from the everyday norm, they take my breath away, they help me to be more present and transport me to other places. This flower escorted me to our field at night and I could see it shooting across the vast Vermont sky. While standing there, I could also see it softly floating from the clouds covering the field with snow flower after snow flower.
Mine grows in shade. So much shade in fact that a threadleaf Japanese maple with leaves almost to the ground hides any evidence there is a hydrangea even present until Fuji Waterfall peaks through every year. I thought I might move the hydrangea, but the wispy limbs of the Japanese maple help support the stems.
Dodecatheon is a genus of herbaceous flowering plants in the family Primulaceae. The species have basal clumps of leaves and nodding flowers that are produced at the top of tall stems rising from where the leaves join the crown. The genus is largely confined to North America and part of northeastern Siberia. Common names include shooting star, American cowslip, mosquito bills, mad violets, and sailor caps. A few species are grown in gardens for their showy and unique flower display.
Reply:The primary nutrient for bloom production is phosphorous. You can apply super phosphate 0-18-0 or triple phosphate 0-45-0 a few months prior to blooming. However, lack of nutrients may not be the reason your hydrangeas are not blooming.
3. Unfavorable Weather. If at anytime the hydrangeas break dormancy and then the temperatures drop, the blooms will be damaged. This usually occurs in place where the weather see-saws from cold to warm and then to cold again.
I have a delicate shooting star hydrangea. It blooms every year but never gets any bigger. I am wondering when to prune this lovely plant. It is white and has almond shaped, glossy green leaves. I give it regular Miracle Gro fertilizer, sometimes fertilizer for blooms.
Hydrangea color is determined by PH not nutrients, so the triple phosphate will not effect the color. For pink hydrangeas you want an alkaline soil (add lime) and for blue hydraneas you want a acidic soil (add aluminum sulfate).
i want to grow blue hydrangea for my sister wedding next fall, in sept, so we can save money. ive never tried before and know very little except what is posted online can i grow them and still have it available for fall? ( we live in newhampshire) which one should i choose since there are so many variation?
Hydrangeas are considered a summer bloomer. The blooms usually last 2 to 3 weeks. The older the blue bloom is the less blue it will be. Unless you dry the hydrangea blooms, it is very doubtful that you could use blue hydrangea blooms from your own yard. Beyond the blooming cycle, there are other issues to consider when growing hydrangeas for a wedding. Unless you are an avid hydrangea grower the quality and quantity of blooms is unreliable especially the first couple of years. You would need plants that are well established to ensure that you have enough blooms to do what you want. You also need to understand the blooming cycle of your particular plants. They may or may not be blooming when you need them.
Shrubs are a great way to give height and structure to shade gardens since most perennials and annuals grown in shady locations tend to be shorter than 2 feet tall. Woody shrubs do best in partial shade locations that receive two to four hours of direct sun a day. Shrubs that can be successfully grown in partial shade include fothergilla (Fothergilla spp.), smooth hydrangea (Hydrangea arborescens), oakleaf hydrangea (Hydrangea quercifolia), Virginia sweetspire (Itea virginica), Japanese kerria (Kerria japonica), alpine currant (Ribes alpinum), arborvitae (Thuja spp.), hybrid yew (Taxus media) and Russian cypress (Microbiota decussata).
This corner of the bed was showing out in September with Limelight Prime hydrangea, Color Coded One in a Melon coneflower, Sunstar Red Pentas, Truffula Pink gomphrena and Rockin Playin the Blues salvia.
Since I am a tropical nut, I have combined my three Limelight Prime hydrangeas with exotic foliage like the Red Abyssinian banana, the Ensete maurelii and two giant Alocasia Portora elephant ears that reached 10 feet tall last season. I can truthfully say the Limelight Prime blooms looked like the most gorgeous tropical flowers on my street.
If you have read my columns in the past, you know that butterflies, hummingbirds and other pollinators stoke a flaming passion in The Garden Guy, as well. So the quest for the third growing season was to transform this bed into a full partnership of hydrangeas, tropical foliage and the best of pollinator plants.
I added dwarf Pugster and the taller Miss Molly butterfly bushes. Then toward the front of the border, I planted Truffula Pink gomphrena, Sunstar Red pentas, Rockin Playin the Blue salvias, Meant to Bee agastaches and Color Coded coneflowers. The best surprise of all is that not only are there butterflies and hummingbirds on the butterfly bushes and perennials, but I have also photographed the spicebush swallowtail, the great purple hairstreak and the exquisite question mark butterfly on the Limelight Prime hydrangea.
This one bed that started as an end-of-driveway eyesore has now become my favorite hangout place. The impetus for all this fun came about from the opportunity to test three Limelight Prime hydrangeas and then creating their combinations.
Since this is the Proven Winners hydrangea of the year for 2023, the supply should be up for you to be able to purchase. They are recommended for zones 3 through 8, which is a huge geographic area. In my three years, I have had blooms from June through November, and two of the years I had better rose coloration than I ever dreamed possible in the South. 041b061a72