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Limelight Prime habit and lime green blooms Limelight Prime bright lime green flowers Limelight Prime's blooms transitioning to pink Close up of Limelight Prime's green and bubblegum pink blooms Punch pink Limelight Prime blooms Limelight Prime in garden with its signature lime green blooms Limelight Prime Hydrangea blooms turning from lime to bubblegum pink YouTube video describing the plant shown on this page
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Tim Wood
Grand Haven, MI, USA

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LIMELIGHT PRIME®

Panicle Hydrangea

Hydrangea paniculata

'SMNHPPH'

32511; CBRAF

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Limelight Prime habit and lime green blooms Limelight Prime bright lime green flowers Limelight Prime's blooms transitioning to pink Close up of Limelight Prime's green and bubblegum pink blooms Punch pink Limelight Prime blooms Limelight Prime in garden with its signature lime green blooms Limelight Prime Hydrangea blooms turning from lime to bubblegum pink YouTube video describing the plant shown on this page
  • Vivid Blooms
  • New and Improved
  • Long Blooming
Description

An improved, more refined Limelight with darker, healthier-looking foliage, stronger stems, and a more compact growth habit. The blooms emerge a vivid lime green and maintain that color longer, often until they transition into a bubblegum pink. The blooms eventually finish a rich, punch pink. It makes a better-looking container, and finishes just as quickly as 'Limelight'.

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USDA Zone 3-8 (-40°F/-40°C)

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Exposure Full sun, Part sun

Height 4-6'

Width 4-5'

Finish Time 0.5 season

Type Deciduous

Bloom Time Summer

Flower Color Green, Pink

Foliage Color Green

Liner Sizes 2 1/4", 4", Quick Turn

Soil Adaptable to most any soil except very wet or excessively alkaline soils.

Pruning In late winter or early spring, cut back by about one-third its total height, just above a set of large buds. This ensures that the growth for the season will come vigorous buds lower on the plant and also serves to remove any remaining dried blooms. Alternatively, cut back in autumn once the plant has gone completely dormant. May be cut back harder if desired, though this tends to produce stems that are unable to achieve maximum stem strength the following season.

Uses Specimen; mixed borders; mass plantings. Makes a good hedge or screen. Excellent for cut flowers, both fresh and dried.

Growing Tips Panicle hydrangeas are the most sun tolerant hydrangeas and are also resistant to wilting. In cooler climates, full sun is recommended for best stem strength and flower set. We have heard reports of success with 'Limelight' in Dallas, TX, and Orlando, FL with afternoon shade and well-drained soil. Flower color is unaffected by soil chemistry. If flowers turn brown and dry instead of aging to pink or red, this indicates that the plant needs more water or that nighttime temperatures are too high for the trans