Hydrangea Puffer Fish® Panicle Hydrangea

Hydrangea Puffer Fish® Panicle Hydrangea
Hydrangea Puffer Fish® Panicle Hydrangea

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Zones 3 - 8 | Compact, Cold Hardy Plants | Big Blooms
SKU 29301
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Key Characteristics

3 - 8

Mature Height

5 Feet

Mature Width

5 Feet

Sun / Shade

Full Sun, Part Shade

Moisture Level

Moist, well-drained

Soil Type


Description / Hydrangea Puffer Fish® Panicle Hydrangea

The Puffer Fish® Hydrangea is a remarkable addition to any garden landscape. As part of the esteemed Proven Winners® ColorChoice® Flowering Shrubs collection, this woody deciduous shrub promises year-round allure. Bursting with blooms from midsummer until the first frost, Puffer Fish® panicle hydrangea is a true marvel, gracing your garden with an endless floral spectacle.

With its robust panicle blooms on fresh growth, Puffer Fish® hydrangea boasts an abundance of flower clusters. These blooms, initially pristine white, gradually transform into a vibrant lime green, ensuring dynamic visual display. Imagine the delight of bringing these exquisite flowers indoors, where they last long after they've been cut for arrangements, both fresh and dried.

Even as winter sets in, Puffer Fish® panicle hydrangea continues to captivate. As the frost arrives, the flower clusters take on warm hues of tan and caramel, complemented by the intriguing texture of the shredding papery brown bark. In a snowy landscape, the cinnamon-hued stems and branches peek through, offering delightful contrast and adding interest to your winter garden. And let's not forget the invaluable role these hollow stems play in providing shelter for nesting bees.

This versatile panicle hydrangea is as resilient as it is beautiful. Thriving in a variety of climates, Puffer Fish® revels in hot, humid summers while remaining resilient in cooler temperatures. Its compact, upright growth with semi-arching branches makes it a space-efficient choice for gardens of any size. From morning sun to afternoon shade, this shrub adapts effortlessly, flourishing in Zones 3-8. Whether nestled in rich, loamy soil or braving clay and alkaline conditions, Puffer Fish® hydrangea rises to the occasion, showcasing its adaptability and vigor.

Pruning is a breeze with Puffer Fish®, as cutting back in early spring encourages a bountiful bloom come summertime. Plus, this panicle hydrangea boasts exceptional pest resistance and a tolerance for sun and drought that sets it apart from other varieties. Even in urban settings, amidst air pollution, Puffer Fish® hydrangea thrives, showcasing its hardiness and resilience.

With its captivating blooms, sturdy stems, and year-round appeal, Puffer Fish® Panicle Hydrangea is the perfect choice for any garden enthusiast. Add a splash of elegance and vitality to your outdoor space with this exceptional variety from Proven Winners® ColorChoice® Flowering Shrubs collection.

Optimize your garden with the enchanting allure of Puffer Fish® Hydrangea. Enjoy the beauty of early spring blooms and the resilience of this stunning variety. Whether you're seeking a sprig of white flowers or a lush display to engulf your garden, Puffer Fish® delivers. With sturdy stems and blooms that nearly obscure the foliage, this hydrangea is a true standout. Standing up to 5 feet tall and wide, it commands attention while providing a haven for pollinators. Embrace the beauty of Puffer Fish® Hydrangea, also known as Hydrangea paniculata 'NCHP1', and transform your outdoor space with its unparalleled charm.

Zones 3 - 8. What is 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 blog.

Product Details

Item Form 1-Quart
Genus Hydrangea
Species paniculata
Variety 'NCHP1'
Plant Patent PPAF
Product Classification Shrubs
Habit Upright
USDA Zone Low 3
USDA Zone High 8
Sun / Shade Full Sun, Part Shade
Bloom Color White
Bloom Season Start Early Summer
Foliage Color Medium Green
Resistance Cold Hardy
Special Features Fall Color
Uses Beds, Border, Containers, Cut Flowers, Fall Color, Specimen
Zone 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
State Shipping Restrictions GU, HI, ID, PR, VI

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