If the flowers are drooping to the ground, should I prop them up with supports?


Some gardeners use supports such as peony rings to keep hydrangea branches and flowers from arching over onto the ground. Or, follow our pruning tips. First, It’s important to wait until early spring. Then, follow the instructions in the First Editions paniculata hydrangea pruning guide to help your hydrangea grow sturdy stems. These tips also work for smooth hydrangeas. For an Endless Summer bigleaf hydrangea, take a look at our planting and care guide for help with pruning and advice on how to avoid cutting off next year’s flowers. With all hydrangeas, avoid fertilizers that are high in nitrogen as they can cause weaker branches that flop over.