Reliable bloomer even in cold climates.
In the dog days of mid summer, when even the annuals are beginning to droop, 'Limelight' comes to the rescue, reviving the garden and gardener with an ice cream parlor's worth of outsized, pistachio-hued floral cones. The show continues on into fall, too, when the flowers gradually blush to a rich, deep pink. Fast growing, 'Limelight' makes a shrub 7-8 feet tall and like all the Paniculata Hydrangeas, it is outstandingly cold hardy, over-wintering successfully in USDA Zone 3. A Proven Winners®/Color Choice® variety. PP 12,874
Because Paniculata Hydrangeas bloom on new growth (unlike the lacecap and mophead Hydrangeas which bloom from buds produced the previous year) they typically flower normally even if the twigs have been killed back by frost. Plant in a sunny, well-drained spot; some early afternoon shade is beneficial in hot southern regions. Prune in late winter or early spring.