Hydrangea paniculata – Panicle Hydrangea – Puffer Fish®

Garden Height
36 - 60
36 - 60
36 - 60
Container Role
Flower Size
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Think of Puffer Fish™ panicle hydrangea (H. paniculata) as a larger, more puffed up Bobo®, with fluffy white blooms that engulf the entire plant, nearly obscuring the foliage. The flowers open and mature to a pure white. As the blooms age, they turn lime green and, for a bit of surprise, a fresh sprig of white flowers emerges from the tip of the panicle. A tight, compact habit with stems strong enough to hold its blooms. This NCSU hydrangea has all the talent needed to be a first-class landscape performer.

  • Long Blooming

Maintenance Notes:

Prefers good, loamy soil.  Adaptable to many soils, moderate moisture required. Blooms regardless of climate, soil, pH or pruning. 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.

Maintenance Category: Easy

Water Category: Average

Blooms On: New Wood

Bloom Time: Early Fall

Hardiness Zones: 8a

Flower Form: Specimen or Focal Point

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