Why do some spring perennials grow only the greens and o buds?

I have a number of spring perennials that grow their green/leaves annually bit never get flowers. What can I do? What am a doing wrong?

  6 answers
  • Vimarhonor Vimarhonor on Jun 11, 2018
    It could possibly be a late frost that is interrupting some of your blossoms.

    In my case hydrangeas are influenced.
    In summer, branches produce new buds for the next spring. These buds stay dormant all winter and bloom in spring. If winter temperatures got too cold, or if there is a spring cold snap that kills the buds, non-reblooming Hydrangea macrophylla will not produce flowers that year.
  • Redcatcec Redcatcec on Jun 11, 2018
    Perennials like full sun, full shade, a blend, find out which you have and do a little research to make sure they are getting the correct amount of sun.
    If they are getting all they need as far as sun, then try fertilizing, sprinkle a little Epsom salt around the plants, this adds magnesium sulfate to the soil, a nutrient.

  • Rockyroad Rockyroad on Jun 11, 2018
    Possibly too much shade . Also if you fertilize w/ a lot of Nitrogen , top growth (foliage) will get all the energy and flowers won't do much . Try more Phosphorus if this is the case . Chance flower buds getting killed by late frost ?
  • Linda Sikut Linda Sikut on Jun 11, 2018
    Hi Lisa,
    There are a lot of reasons why your flowers might not be blooming, including the wrong fertilizer. Click on the link below to read about several reasons why they don't bloom and what you can do about it. Wishing you the best.
  • Pat Pat on Jun 11, 2018
    Are your spring perennials tulips? When they produce only leaves, time to dig them up and plant new ones. Extension gardner said tulips will not produce flowers again, once they start growing only green leaves. I had that happen so now only plant daffodils and hyacinths.
  • Hayden Scharrer Hayden Scharrer on Jun 11, 2018
    You should probably move them in direct sunlight. We have a hibiscus that does this because we moved it into a shadier area. Once we moved it back, it finally bloomed!