Fall 2023 Shipping Schedule: 3/1/2024
Why choose Proven Winners®? Proven Winners® searches the world to bring you vibrant flowering annuals, perennials and shrubs that deliver the most beautiful garden performance. When you garden with Proven Winners®, you'll surely fall in love with the carefully curated collection. Proven Winners® plants have been proven in trails conducted in numerous sites worldwide to be; easy to grow and care for, bright and colorful, long blooming, covered with blooms, healthy and vigorous and trailed and tested. These premium young dormant plants ship in an one quart pot, without leaves nor flowers in its sleeping beauty stage as it is all about starting with a solid foundation of roots. Dormant potted plants are less likely to be shocked by adverse shipping conditions and/or initial planting and save; shipping weight, time and money.
About this Variety
Hydrangea 'Limelight', Hydrangea paniculata PP#12,874, CBR#2319 will be Proven Winner's® 2023 Hydrangea OF The Year. Lime green flowers are held upright on strong stems, maturing to an incredible combination of green, pink, and burgundy in fall. Hybridized by the noted plantman the late Pieter Zwijnenburg Jr. Award winner. Also makes for an excellent cut flower. Very dependable.
- Award Winning, 2023 Proven Winners® Hydrangea Of The Year
- Ships as a dormant young plant in an one quart nursery pot, in its sleeping beauty stage
- Dormant plants ship without leaves nor flowers as it's all about the roots
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Grows 6-8' tall
Plant 6-8' apart, set root ball even with ground level
Grow as Perennial in zones 3-8. Grow as Annual elsewhere.
Select a site that protects your plant from cold, drying winds. The flower color is affected by the amount of aluminum ions in the soil. Acidic soil with aluminum produces blue flowers. Soils with a pH greater than 6.0 produces pink. Dig a hole in humus rich soil. Place roots in soil and cover so the plant sits in 2" of soil Water thoroughly at planting. Do not over water, especially in clay, as this can lead to root rot. Mulch in late fall or early winter. Cover the crown and canes with 8" mulch (chopped and dried leaves). Mulching will ensure your plant with survive winter and provide essential nutrients to the soil.
Hydrangeas grow best if fertilized 1-2 times in summer. You can use organic soil additives such as manure or compost or a chemical fertilizer (10-10-10 works if applied twice during summer). Prune macrophylla varieties in late summer. Prune quercifolia varieties in early spring. Prune Paniculata varieties in late winter to early spring. Prune arborescens varieties to the ground each winter or early spring. Cliimbing hydrangea can be pruned when needed to maintain.