Rotting Hydrangeas?

I have a new house and we planted Everlasting Hydrangeas in the front flower bed made of stacked stone. This bed is on the north side of the house. The other bed is on the north but backs up to the east side of the garage wall. We live in Olathe, KS and we have had an unusually wet spring. My hydrangeas will have stems with leaves that just shrivel and lay down on the ground. If you touch them, they come off in your hand at the base of the plant. It looks to me that they are rotting?
Submitted by BHGPhotoContest

Hi,

Thanks for writing. Hydrangeas can suffer from rot if the soil stays too wet. They should start to recover once the weather dries out. Unfortunately, there's not much you can do in the meantime unless there's an easy way to divert water so they don't stay as wet.

---Justin, Senior Garden Editor, BHG.com


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