Hydrangea - Panicle

Hydrangea paniculata


USPP 26,956; CBR 5721

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The pink and white mophead flowers of Zinfin Doll panicle hydrangea Closeup of the pink and white mophead flowers of Zinfin Doll panicle hydrangea showing the unique shaded effect A large specimen of Zinfin Doll hydrangea blooming in a landscape Several pink and white flowers atop Zinfin Doll panicle hydrangea
  • Multi-colored flowers
  • Hardy
  • Long blooming

Zinfin Doll® hydrangea is quickly becoming a garden favorite, thanks to its large mophead blooms that take on red to pink tones from the bottom up, creating that always-popular shaded effect. Very strong stems ensure this plant remains a low-maintenance landscape asset all season long.

USDA Zone 3 - 8 (-40°F/-40°C)

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Exposure Full sun, Part sun

Height 4.5 - 6'

Width 4.5 - 6'

Finish Time 1 season

Type Deciduous

Bloom Time Summer

Flower Color White, Pink, Red

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. 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 transition to occur.