July is the time of year the panicle hydrangeas begin their stunning display and they just keep on flowering!
Panicle hydrangeas are the easiest hydrangea to grow and offer a hardy, reliable option for the Ottawa area that you can count on to flower every year.
No other flowering shrub offers such a spectacular display of blooms for the length of time that panicle hydrangeas do. You’ll be enjoying the blooms from July until fall.
There are many varieties to choose from, including dwarf options perfect for smaller gardens such as the ‘Bobo’ variety. Other varieties can grow quite large, even topping out at 8 feet tall like the ‘Limelight’ can do.
All panicle hydrangea flowers will start out white and turn either pink or red.
Placing Your Panicle Hydrangeas
In our climate they prefer full sun, a minimum of 6 hours a day for maximum blooming. They can tolerate partial sun, as little as 4 to 6 hours per day, however the lower light levels can affect how vigorously they bloom.
Caring for Panicle Hydrangeas
Maintenance is easy: a quick prune of one-third of the plant in the spring or fall is all it takes. Be careful not to prune in early to mid summer as panicle hydrangeas bloom on ‘new wood’ and you’ll cut off that year’s blooms.
Come check out all the gorgeous varieties we have in stock, or let one of our horticulturists help you pick the best variety for your garden!