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Limelight<tm> Hydrangea
4 Colors of Bloom!

Limelight Hydrangea

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As if all this flower color weren't enough, the foliage turns bright red in autumn!

Terrific hardiness in the north!
Plant Patent #12,874.

This new Hydrangea is so amazing that it might as well be a whole new type of shrub! Not only is it much, MUCH cold-hardier than most -- happy all the way through zone 4 in the north! -- but its blooms open green and then progress through 4 different colors! And when the flowers finally stop arriving in fall, the foliage leaps into the limelight by turning bright red!

Limelight™ begins its show in early to midsummer, when plentiful flower clusters of rich chartreuse-to-lime arise all over the large shrub. As they mature, they first turn pure white, then darken to all shades of pink, finally settling on a rich rosy hue! Cut them at any point in the color show and they'll remain that shade, of course -- so you can get a 4-color bouquet from a single shrub, and a fully-blooming plant has every color present at once!

Now, the flowers arise in big, fluffy domes packed with little florets, and when I tell you that these domes reach 8 inches across, you're just going to have to take my word. The most remarkable thing to me is not the size of each cluster but the NUMBER of them -- they dot this shrub like dewdrops at dawn! And they keep arising for months -- well into fall in most climates. Now that's flower power and then some!

But autumn turns out to be a big show no matter what the blooms are doing, because with the first really cold weather, the big, deep green leaves burnish bright red! When you take into consideration the size of this shrub -- 6 to 8 feet high and wide -- you can imagine what an attention-getting spectacle this is in the lightly shaded to sunny garden! (At this rate, the Japanese Maples will have to hide their heads!) And the last blooms dry beautifully right on the plant, so you can enjoy the highly unusual sight of dusty rose flowers on a bright red-leafed shrub!

Now, Limelight is more than a pretty face. It's easy to grow, and once established is one of the best choices for xeriscapic (water-saving) gardens. It also puts up with heat, humidity, poor soil, and a bunch of other annoyances. Just give it plenty of water the first year or two to get it feeling at home in your garden, then leave it be. You'll be astonished at how carefree and lovely it remains, year after year!

And because Limelight™ is a Proven Winner®, you can be sure it will thrive in your garden. To make the cut, these plants must be tested in several trial gardens all around the world and found to have excellent performance and groundbreaking beauty! Space these shrubs about 6 feet apart in sun to light shade. You are in for many years of unrivaled beauty from this exciting newcomer! Zones 3 to 8.

Genus Hydrangea
Species paniculata
Variety Limelight™
ppaf PP#12,874
Zone 3 - 8
BloomStartToEnd Mid Summer - Mid Fall
Habit Mound-shaped
PlantHeight 6 ft - 8 ft
PlantWidth 6 ft - 8 ft
BloomSize 8 in
AdditionalCharacteristics Free Bloomer
BloomColor Light Green, White
LightRequirements Full Sun, Part Shade
Resistance Cold Hardy, Drought Tolerant, Heat Tolerant
SoilTolerance Normal,  loamy
Uses Beds, Border, Cut Flowers, Ornamental
Restrictions Canada, Guam, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands
Overall Rating: 5 Stars
Average Based on 1 Reviews Write a Review
Wonderful Huge Blooms the First Year
valerie Lee from WA wrote (April 10, 2014):
I planted six Limelights in a row, and the very first year they bloomed huge beautiful blooms. The second year the plant tripled in size and bloomed just as huge and beautiful. They are an amazing bright lime green and they last and last. I receive so many compliments throughout the summer. They are just jaw dropping. I wish I could upload a picture to this review they are amazing.