Hydrangea – Limelight’

Garden Height
72 - 96
Spacing
84 - 96
Spread
72 - 96
Habit
Mounded
Container Role
Thriller
Flower Size
Tall
Flower Colors
Green
Light Level
Part Sun to Sun, Sun
Proven Winners

Features

Award Winner

Drought Tolerant

Long Blooming

Fall Interest

Maintenance Notes

This extremely durable, long-lived plant is easy to grow. It likes full sun in cold climates, afternoon shade in warmer ones, but it does require well-drained soils that do not remain soggy for any amount of time. 

To prune, simply cut back by one-third its total height every spring. If you wish, you can apply a granular fertilizer formulated for woody plants (like a rose fertilizer) at that time as well.

Maintenance Category Easy

Water Category Average

Blooms On New Wood

Bloom Time

Flower Form Cut Flower, Dried Flower, Landscape

pH B - pH 5.8 - 6.2

EC (2:1 Extraction Method) 1 - 2

Fertilization 150 - 300

Light Requirements Medium, High

Water Requirements Moist to Wet

Rooting Out Temperature 65 - 72° Fahrenheit

Growing On Temperature 60 - 65° Fahrenheit

Holding Temperature 40 - 50° Fahrenheit

Planting and Timing Information
Spring to Fall Finish, 1 ppp

Pinching and Growth Regulators
Flowers continuously from July until frost. A light pinch after flowering will result in fresh terminals 6-8 weeks later. NOTE: If you hard prune after mid summer flowers will be delayed until the end of September.

Pest and Disease Management
Aphids, Leaf Spot, Spider Mites

Grower Tips
NOTE: Even though Limelight is a REBLOOMER if you hard prune in mid summer flowers will be delayed until the end of September. Versus a light pinch which will produce flowers by early September. Try staging your crop and have 3-4 blocks pinching a block every 2 weeks.