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