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'Limelight' Hardy Hydrangea (Paniculata)

  • continuous blooms
  • drought tolerant
Part to Full Sun
72 - 96 In
72 - 96 In
  • Zones: 03 04 05 06 07 08 09
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Limelight has huge, football-shaped flowers that open in an elegant celadon green that looks fresh and clean in summer's heat. The blooms age to an array of pink, red, and burgundy which persists through frost for months of irresistible flowers. A long-time favorite of professional florists, it also makes an excellent cut flower, fresh or dried. It is drought tolerant and blooms every year, even in cold climates.

  • 6-8 feet tall and wide at maturity
  • Grow in zones 3-9
  • Plant in part sun (4+ hours daily) in southern climates and part to full sun in northern climates. 

Care: Requires well-drained soil that does not remain soggy for any amount of time. To prune, simply cut back by one-third of its total height every spring. Fertilize with Proven Winners Continuous Release Plant Food in spring and mid-summer.

Our shrub 3-pack includes an auger! An auger is the best tool for digging holes for small plants, digging in clay soil, loosening soil, weeding, bulb planting, and more. Hex end prevents slippage & tightly grips drill-head for easy tilling. 

  • 8.5 in long and 1.5 in wide (rod is ½ cm thick) 
  • 3/8" bit fits almost every handheld drill 

Auger Safety

  • Call Miss Dig #881 before using auger
  • Never use auger at high drill speed
  • Use clutch on drill to avoid drill spin or kickback
  • Serious injury may result in misuse of auger

Shipping Info:

  • Now shipping dormant
  • 1-gallon shrubs are 6-24 inches tall at shipment
  • Quart shrubs are 5-8 inches tall at shipment
    • Varies on the season and plant


  • Drought Tolerant


  • Hardiness Zones: 03 04 05 06 07 08 09
  • Height: 72 - 96 In
  • Spread: 72 - 96 In
  • Habit: Mounded
  • Bloom Color: Green
  • Bloom Color: White
  • Foliage Color: Green
  • Bloom Time: Late Summer-Fall
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    Carolyn G.
    United States United States
    All orders arrived in perfect shape.

    Can’t get enough of the diamonds...... frost, snow and Mountain. Plz let me know when there is a special.

    Barb G.
    United States United States
    Limelight Hydrangea love

    This was my first time ordering live plants and I was a little concerned when I unpacked and they were a little wilted. I watered them immediately and was assured by other members of Garden Answer Groupies that they would be far they are doing well!!!! Since moving to zone 9, I have not had much luck with hydrangeas until I found some Phantom Paniculatas and now these anxious for next year!

    Robbin G.
    United States United States
    Limelight’s in FL 8b

    Plants arrived a bit weary from shipping form MI to FL but watered them well and they are doing great. I’ll be planting them this fall in a new flower bed. I look forward to their blooms next year!

    Roberta R.
    United States United States
    Three hydrangeas and an auger.

    The plants arrived, Fed Ex on 9/16/20. They were unboxed immediately. The leaves on all three plants were fried and black... some just brown. I immediately watered them, with hopes that this was just shipping problems... but today, the next day... they look the same. I took pictures.. contacted the help desk, who authorized a replacement shipment. I will continue to water the original plants and hope for the best. The help desk was just that... helpful and apologetic. With the way this year has gone... and the weather these plants had to travel through.. and the length of time the shipping took... it's to be expected, I guess... sadly.

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