Hydrangea paniculata – Panicle Hydrangea – Puffer Fish®

Garden Height
36 - 60
Spacing
36 - 60
Spread
36 - 60
Habit
Mounded
Container Role
Thriller
Flower Size
Medium
Flower Colors
White
Light Level
Part Sun to Sun, Sun
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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.

Features

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

Flower Form Container, Cut Flower, Dried Flower, Landscape, Mass Planting, Specimen or Focal Point

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