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Late Summer Bloom: Hydrangea Limelight

Limelights, Hydrangea Paniculata ‘Limelight’Limelights, Hydrangea Paniculata ‘Limelight’ blooms from late July to late September and brings glorious color when many other plants in the garden are well past their floral peak. It is best grown in organically rich, medium moisture, well-drained soils in full sun to part shade. Appreciates some part afternoon shade in hot summer climates. It tolerates heat and humidity. This is one of the most winter hardy of the hydrangeas. It thrives in urban conditions. Bloom occurs on current season’s growth, so plants will bloom reliably each year regardless of the severity of the winter. Prune as needed in late winter to early spring. Native to China and Japan, panicle hydrangea is a vigorous, upright, rapidly growing, somewhat coarsely textured, deciduous shrub that typically grows to 8-15’ tall. peta dunia satelit ‘Limelight’ is a slightly more compact patented* cultivar that typically grows to 6-8’ tall and as wide. . It is noted for producing large, dense, upright, cone-shaped panicles (to 8” across) of mostly sterile flowers that change color on the shrub as they mature. Panicles may be cut for fresh arrangements or for drying, or may be left on the plant where they will persist well into winter. find a domain . It has no serious insect or disease problems. Zambia Only some susceptibility to bud blight, bacterial wilt, leaf spot, rust and mildew. Aphids, scale and mites are occasional visitors. Mass or group in the mixed shrub border or open woodland garden. Also effective as a lawn specimen, accent or hedge. facebook down Provides late summer bloom when few other shrubs are in flower.

*U.S. Plant Patent PP12,874 issued on August 20, 2002.