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Cold Hardy to Zone 3 | Heat Tolerant to Zone 8b
SKU 28132
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Key Characteristics

3 - 8

Mature Height

6 Feet

Mature Width

4 Feet

Sun / Shade

Full Sun, Part Shade

Moisture Level

Moist, well-drained

Soil Type

Normal, loamy

Description / LIMELIGHT PRIME™ Hydrangea

Meet the exquisite LIMELIGHT PRIME™ Hydrangea, a distinguished member of the Proven Winners® ColorChoice® Flowering Shrubs collection. Retaining all the beloved characteristics of the acclaimed Limelight, Limelight Prime™ hydrangea boasts a denser, more refined, and compact growth habit. It is perfectly suited for smaller spaces, ensuring even more opportunities for you to be captivated by they allure of this breathtaking panicle hydrangea.

Abundant cone-shaped panicles grace Limelight Prime™ Hydrangea earlier in the season, showcasing larger and more vibrant colors compared to its predecessor. Initially emerging in striking lime green tones, these blooms transition over time to reveal enchanting pink hues, starting with bubblegum pink and deepening to a rich punch pink. With an extended bloom time, featuring long-lasting flowers on sturdier stems (even stronger than Limelight's), Limelight Prime™ hydrangea ensures a minimum of 3 months adorned with colorful blooms, perfect for garden displays, fresh bouquets, or dried arrangements.

However, the appeal of Limelight Prime™ Hydrangea extends beyond its robust blooms. This vigorous, upright, multistemmed, deciduous shrub presents a harmonious blend of colorful blossoms atop cinnamon-colored stems against a backdrop of matte, medium green foliage—a truly enchanting combination. While a single specimen plant delivers an impressive and enduring spectacle, planting in masses or groups creates a truly spectacular showcase.

For cooler climates, opt for summer planting in full to dappled sunlight. In warmer climates, aim for early spring or fall planting in locations with morning sun and afternoon shade. Pruning in late winter to early spring, with stems trimmed back by approximately one-third of their total height, encourages vigorous new growth and abundant blooms.

Versatile in use, Limelight Prime™ Hydrangea serves as an ideal choice for hedges, specimen plants, large containers, borders, mixed beds, and as both fresh and dried cut flowers.

Experience the brilliance of Limelight Prime™ Panicle Hydrangea, featuring stronger stems, thriving in well-drained soil, reaching heights of 4-6 feet. This improved hydrangea variety, registered as Hydrangea paniculata SMNHPH, promises abundant blooms even in colder climates.

Cold Hardy to Zone 3; Heat Tolerant to Zone 8b. What's My Zone?

Discover tips to ensure your hydrangeas thrive, from soil preparation to pruning techniques, by following our expert advice on the Hydrangea Planting and General Care Guide and the How to Prune Hydrangea Plants blogs.

Product Details

Item Form 2-Quart
Genus Hydrangea
Species paniculata
Variety 'SMNHPPH'
Plant Patent PPAF
Product Classification Shrubs
Habit Upright
USDA Zone Low 3
USDA Zone High 8
Sun / Shade Full Sun, Part Shade
Bloom Color Cream, Green, Magenta, Multi-Color, Pink, Red, White
Bloom Season Start Mid Summer
Bloom Season End Early Fall
Foliage Color Medium Green
Resistance Cold Hardy
Special Features Easy Care Plants, Fall Color
Uses Beds, Containers, Cut Flowers, Fall Color, Hedge, Specimen
Zone 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
State Shipping Restrictions GU, HI, ID, PR, VI

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