First time with a summer crush hydrangea. Planted in most sun . Been 2 months doing great. Just wondering if should cut off the dead blooms. Or should I say discolored faded ones.?? They still look ok and I read on the tag. The less you prune the better ??? So just wasn’t sure??


I’m so glad your Summer Crush Hydrangea is doing great in the garden! Definitely, prune off the spent flowers during the summer. It helps to encourage the hydrangea to continue producing buds and more flowers. Take a look at my hydrangea deadheading video to see how and learn more. In the fall, leave the dried flowers on to overwinter in the garden. Then, snip off those flower heads in early spring being careful not to prune back the branches.