Hydrangea – Limelight’

Garden Height
72 - 96
84 - 96
72 - 96
Container Role
Flower Size
Flower Colors
Light Level
Part Sun to Sun, Sun
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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.

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