Plant spacing is based on the ultimate width of the plants. This figure is normally given as a range; for example, 3-5’. If you live in a cold climate and/or want plants to fill in more quickly, plan to space at the shorter end of the range. If you live in a warm climate, are on a limited budget, or are willing to wait longer for plants to touch, use the higher end of the range. Using the larger number is recommended when calculating distance from a building or structure. There’s really no such thing as "maximum spacing": if you don’t want your plants to touch, you can space them as far apart as you’d like. All plant spacing is calculated on center, or in other words, the centers of the plants are spaced one half of their eventual width apart:
Unless you are planting in a straight line, as you might for hedges or edging, space your plants in a staggered or zig-zag pattern for a more interesting and naturalistic look:
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DescriptionIf you're captivated by bountiful blooms, Puffer Fish® panicle hydrangea will surely blow you away. It might remind you of Bobo® panicle hydrangea, but Puffer Fish® has larger, fluffier blooms that open a pure white and age to lime green and practically hide the plant's foliage. As the hydrangea flowers mature, they continue to give as each bloom sends out a fresh sprig of white flowers from the tip of each panicle. This type of hydrangea features strong stems and a tight, compact habit make Puffer Fish® an unbelievable sight in the garden.DetailsBotanical name:Hydrangea paniculata 'NCHP1' Patent #: USPPAF Common name: Panicle hydrangea, Peegee hydrangea, Hardy hydrangea Zone: 3 – 8 Sun exposure: Sun (6+ hours sun) in cool areas; part-sun (4-6 hours sun) in warm climates. Height x width: 3-5′ tall and wide Flower color: Green and white Foliage color: Green Season of Interest: Summer-fall Bloom time: Summer Features: Suitable for slopes, proven winners, fall color, dry soils, best for beginners Uses: Flower gardens, landscaping, specimen, flowering hedge How To GrowSoil: Panicle hydrangeas require well-drained soil. Though they are the most sun and drought tolerant of all hydrangeas, for best performance, don’t let them dry out excessively. A good layer of mulch is very helpful for minimizing drought stress and conserving moisture. Light: plants can take full sun (6+ hrs/day) in cooler areas, but afternoon shade is recommended in warm climates. If your plant frequently wilts in the afternoon even though it was recently watered, or your flowers turn brown quickly, that may indicate the spot is too sunny for it. Water: Average. Panicle hydrangeas do not tolerate overwatering or poor drainage. Space: 3 - 5' Fertilizing: If desired, fertilize in early spring, once the ground has thawed, with a granular rose fertilizer. Winterizing: Panicle hydrangeas are very hardy and easily withstand harsh winters, so need no special care. A good 2-3″ layer of mulch helps protect the shallow roots. We recommend pruning in late winter/early spring (see below for more info) but plants can be pruned in late autumn, after they’ve gone completely dormant, if desired. Maintenance: Panicle hydrangeas bloom on new wood; that means they create their flower buds after leafing out in spring, so they can be pruned and will still bloom that season. While pruning is not strictly necessary, it does neaten the plant’s appearance and can help develop strongest stems. Simply cut the main stems of the plant back by about one-third its total height in late winter or early spring, removing any thin or spindly or wayward branches as necessary.
Your Questions on Caring for Hydrangeas, Answered
Learn how to grow and care for hydrangeas like a pro! Discover different types of hydrangeas, when it's best to prune hydrangeas, how to change colored blooms, why they may be wilting, and everything else you need to know.
The plant is great! Everything we have received from you has been 10 Star's.have been telling everyone about your business
Plants arrived in beautiful condition! Well packed! I lost one plant don’t know why, but want to reorder it. Thanks you ship great plants.
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Arrived in excellent condition
All plants arrived in excellent condition. We took them out and let them sit on our covered porch for two days to acclimate and then planted. All plants are doing well. Very pleased. Can’t wait for the future growth and blooms. A little TLC and they should flourish!
B. (North Carolina)
Love this new hydrangea!
I just got it this spring in a quart size and it’s already showing off in a pot this year! I am so happy with this beautiful plant!!
Puffer 🐟 panicle hydrangea
It's doing very well. It's still very healthy looking and I am very pleased with it.