Hydrangea paniculata 'Limelight' (PBR)
- Position: full sun or partial shade
- Soil: moist, well-drained, moderately fertile, humus-rich soil
- Rate of growth: fast-growing
- Flowering period: August to September
- Flower colour: lime green, fading to cream and then pink
- Other features: the flower-heads make excellent dried flower arrangements
- Hardiness: fully hardy
This cultivar has dense clusters of long lasting flowers that emerge in mid summer lime green, fade to cream and finally turn shades of deep pink in autumn. The flowers are held upright on sturdy stems and the flowerheads are quite large, and range between 15-30cms long. They are deal for using in cut flower displays.
- Garden care:To enhance flowering prune hard in early spring, cutting back the previous season's shoots to within a few buds of the permanent, woody framework of the plant.
- CAUTION toxic if eaten/skin & eye irritant
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