Limelight Prime® Panicle Hydrangea - Hydrangea paniculata
The next generation of 'Limelight' is here! Introducing Limelight Prime® hydrangea.In a very short time, Limelight hydrangea became one of the most popular plants ever - but that doesn't mean that there wasn't room for improvement. So we've spent years developing this new selection that does everything better than the original, from bud to bloom and beyond.
Here's how Limelight Prime hydrangea is different:
◦ blooms much earlier, creating a longer display. This is especially valuable in colder climates, where 'Limelight' might not bloom until late August.
◦ bolder, brighter color. As the green blooms age, they develop pink and red tones that are far more vivid and showy than conventional panicle hydrangeas.
◦ stronger stems. Though strong stems is a crucially important factor in the panicle hydrangeas we select for Proven Winners ColorChoice Shrubs, you can count on Limelight Prime to hold its big blooms up all summer long.
◦ useful smaller size. Limelight Prime reaches a very garden- and landscape-friendly 4-6'/1.2-1.8m tall and 4-5'/1.2-1.5m wide.
What's the same? You can count on Limelight Prime hydrangea to produce dozens of big, beautiful, mophead blooms every year, even in cold climates. It also makes a fantastic cut flower, both fresh and dried. And it's still one of the easiest to grow, most rewarding hydrangeas you can plant.
Deadheading Not Necessary
Plant Type: Shrub
Shrub Type: Deciduous
Height Category: Medium
Garden Height: 48 - 72 Inches
Spacing: 48 - 60 Inches
Spread: 48 - 60 Inches
Flower Colors: Green
Flower Colors: Pink
Flower Colors: Red
Flower Shade: Green, turning bright pink and red shades in fall
Foliage Colors: Green
Foliage Shade: Green
Container Role: Thriller
Light Requirement: Part Sun to Sun
Light Requirement: Sun
Maintenance Category: Easy
Blooms On: New Wood
Bloom Time: Early Summer
Bloom Time: Mid Summer
Bloom Time: Late Summer
Hardiness Zones: 3a, 3b, 4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b
Water Category: Average
Needs Good Drainage
Soil Fertility Requirement: Average Soil
Soil PH Category: Acidic Soil
Soil PH Category: Alkaline Soil
Soil PH Category: Neutral Soil
Uses: Border Plant
Uses: Cut Flower
Uses: Dried Flower
Uses: Good for Screening
Uses: Mass Planting
Uses: Specimen or Focal Point
Uses Notes: Limelight Prime hydrangea is an excellent choice for a commanding specimen or flowering hedge. It's also nice as a backdrop for a garden, or as the centerpiece of a perennial or flower garden.
Maintenance Notes: Prune by cutting back the main branches by one-third in late winter or early spring. You may also prune in late fall, once it has gone completely dormant, if desired - you'll find more information in our Ultimate Guide to Panicle Hydrangeas. Panicle hydrangeas require well-drained soil. As such, we do not recommend amending the soil when you plant them, as explained here. Fertilize in early spring (just as the ground begins to thaw in cold climates) if desired, using a granular rose fertilizer. You may fertilize monthly through late July for more rapid growth, but this is not necessary for a healthy, abundantly-blooming plant.
Plant comes in Quick Turn quart size