Limelight Prime Panicle Hydrangea (Hydrangea paniculata ‘SMNHPPH’)

Limelight Prime Panicle Hydrangea

Bringing a becoming blush to one of the world’s most popular landscape shrubs…Limelight Prime® Panicle Hydrangea (Hydrangea paniculata ‘SMNHPPH’) blooms start with lime green and age white, then into bright shades of pink and even red with cool nights.

Enjoy colorful, cone-shaped blooms for many months with this floriferous reblooming Panicle Hydrangea. The flowers are held up high on strong stems, so there’s no fear of flopping with this field-tested selection – even after a rainfall! With those same sturdy stems of Limelight Prime®, you’ll have fresh material to craft your own bouquets and indoor arrangements. Enjoy the blooms fresh, then dry them for naturally welcome winter décor.

Compact and charming, Limelight Prime® will turn heads no matter where you plant it. Exceptionally cold-hardy, even Northern Gardeners can have a season filled with beautiful blooms. Plant throughout USDA growing zones 3-9, these easy-care and low-maintenance flowering shrubs are just what the landscape doctor ordered!

Planting and Application:

Weave a curving hedge at the base of tall evergreen trees. Consider bringing in extra soil and mulch to create a raised planting mound for organic appeal, then underplant them with colorful, contrasting Sedum or dark-hued Ajuga groundcover. Plant them four feet apart on center for a solid screen; measuring from the center of one to the center of the next. Stagger additional rows in a zig-zagging planting pattern and en masse them to fill a large area of your property.

Pop one or many in decorative garden pots to gain a high-end designer look on your pool deck or patio. Group several coordinated pots together for an easy, breezy style you’ll appreciate for years. Plant fashionable, ombré tones with a trio of top sellers. Use Limelight Hydrangea as the backdrop, then add both Limelight Prime® and Little Lime Punch® in a triangular planting, spacing between the center of the plants to reach the largest size listed in the Plant Highlights.

  • Lime Green Transitions to Bright Pinks & Reds
  • Large Toothy Green Foliage
  • Round Mid-Sized Flowering Shrubs
  • Great Fresh or Dried Cut Flowers & Strong Stems Won’t Flop in Storms
  • Hedges, Privacy, Foundation, Specimen & Mixed-Plantings

Tips for Care

Plant Limelight Prime® Panicle Hydrangea in either full sun or partial shade where it will receive at least four hours of direct sunlight a day. Well-drained soil is best, but there is no need to be concerned about soil pH. Panicle Hydrangea will bloom on new wood each year; so prune it back by a third in early spring. Remove crossing branches and any branches that may be damaged at that time.

  • Full Sun & Partial Shade
  • Moderate Moisture & Well-Drained Soil
  • Prune Early Spring Before New Growth Starts
  • Blooms on New Wood
  • Adaptable to Most Soil Types

We’re excited to grow these reliable shrubs that are a beginning gardener’s best friend. Reliable, well-behaved landscape assets like this will increase the value of your home big time!

Limelight Prime Panicle Hydrangea (Hydrangea paniculata ‘SMNHPPH’) Details

Common name Limelight Prime Panicle Hydrangea
Botanical name Hydrangea paniculata 'SMNHPPH'
Plant type Deciduous
Hardiness zone 3-9
Growth rate Medium
Height 4 - 6 ft.
Width 4 - 6 ft.
Sunlight Full Sun, Partial Shade
Moisture Medium
Soil condition Well-Drained
Pollinator-friendly Yes
Pruning time Early Spring
Flower color White to Pink & Red