Hydrangea – Limelight’
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
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
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.