Hydrangea Pillow Talk™

Hardy Hydrangea

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Cultural and Growing Info is provided below.

Large Color-Changing Flowers
A delightful sequence of blossom color – each as welcome as the previous. Large, full blooms start out bright lime green, mature to purest white, and then blush to pink as the summer wanes. Upright sturdy stems and excellent cold hardiness. Choice. Hydrangea paniculata are the most cold hardy. Stiff upright branches never get floppy. Flowers are more cone-shaped than ball-like.


Patent PP26,620 'SMHPZIND`

Plant Type Shrubs

Species paniculata

Height Tall 6-8'

Spacing Plant 6-8' apart

Bloom Time Mid-Summer to Early Fall

Sun / Shade Full Sun to Half Sun / Half Shade

Zones 3-8

Soil Type Normal

Water Needs Medium

Sold In Plantable Pots (3.5x3.5x4")

Special Features

  • Beneficial for Pollinators
  • Good for Cut Flowers
  • Long-Blooming
  • Winter Interest

Planting Sites

  • Hot Dry Site Tolerant
  • Good for Hedge
  • OK in Containers
  • Seaside/Salt Tolerant

Hydrangea General Information

Paniculata Hydrangeas are cold hardy, more sun tolerant and superb in the border for summer and autumn display. Blooming on new wood, the flowering is not affected by cold snaps and will bloom consistently every year. Provides winter interest too if flowers are left on. Great for indoor decorating as their flowers are easily dried. Proven Winners® selections are trialed and tested to be colorful, long blooming, carefree and easy to grow. Idaho has restricted all potted plant material from being shipped into Idaho at this time.

Hydrangea Plant Care

Paniculata Hydrangeas can be pruned in the fall, winter, or spring. Do not prune just before they bloom, and it is not necessary to prune them every year. For a strong structure, it is a good idea to trim out any crossing branches once in awhile. Shaping can be done as needed.