Hydrangea paniculata 'Tardiva'
- Position: full sun or partial shade
- Soil: moist, well-drained, moderately fertile, humus-rich soil
- Rate of growth: fast-growing
- Flowering period: August - October
- Flower colour: white
- Other features: the flower-heads make excellent dried flower arrangements
- Hardiness: fully hardy
Conical clusters of creamy-white flowers in late summer and toothed, mid- to dark green leaves. This delightful, deciduous hydrangea is an excellent specimen plant for a large, sheltered, shrub or mixed border. Later flowering than other varieties, it flourishes in sun or partial shade.
- 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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