Hydrangea – Pinky Winky®
Prefers good, loamy soil. Adaptable to many soils, moderate moisture required. Blooms regardless of climate, soil, pH or pruning. Can be easily maintained as a smaller plant or trained into a small tree. Prune in late winter/early spring. Fertilize in early spring by applying a slow release fertilizer specialized for trees and shrubs. Follow the label recommendations for rates of application.
An outstanding specimen plant or element in the mixed border. It can also be grown in the cutting garden.
Maintenance Category Easy
Water Category Average
Blooms On New Wood
Flower Form Border Plant, 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 50 - 60° 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
The large white panicles open in mid to late summer, and as summer turns to fall the florets at the base of the panicles turn pink. The flower panicles continue to grow, producing new white florets at the tip. The result is spectacular two-toned flower panicles that can reach up to 16 inches in length! Will bloom white and matures pink to red. NOTE: Even though Pinky Winky 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.