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'Limelight' Hardy Hydrangea (Paniculata)

  • continuous blooms
  • drought tolerant
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Height72 - 96 In
Spread72 - 96 In
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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.

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    • Enjoy free shipping on orders over $45
    • Size at shipping varies by the season and plant
      • 1-gallon shrubs are 6-24" tall at shipment
      • Quart shrubs are 5-8" tall at shipment
    • Shrubs ship dormant November through April


      • 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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        Margaret B.
        United States United States
        Limelight hydrangeas

        The plants and packaging was great!! The plants were in perfect condition

        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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