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Hydrangea Pinky Winky

Large pink-flowered beauty. This ones for where you want a major shrub. 6 to 8 ft. tall with blooms all summer/fall. PP#16166 (Hydrangea paniculata)

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Plant - 4" pot

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Zones: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Plant Size: 72-96" tall (6-8 feet), Up to 60" wide (5 feet)
Light: Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade
Bloom Time: Mid summer to fall
Shipping: Shipping begins in September based on ground temperatures, coldest zones first.

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Pink Hydrangea Pinky Winky, Hydrangea paniculata, Hardy Hydrangea
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Common Name Hardy Hydrangea
Botanical Name Hydrangea paniculata
Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Light Requirements Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade
Flower Color Pink
Mature Height 72-96" tall (6-8 feet)
Estimated Mature Spread Up to 60" wide (5 feet)
Bloom Time Mid summer to fall
Planting Depth Crown of plant should rest just at or above the soil surface after watering in.
Ships As Potted Plant
Foliage Color Green
Planting Season Fall
Soil Type Loamy Soil, Moist/Wet Soil
Soil Moisture Average, Moist/Wet, Well Draining
Advantages Attract Birds, Cut Flowers, Extended Blooms, Dried Flowers, Hedge / Screen
Ships to Canada No
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This ones a really major shrub, growing up to as high as 8 feet, with a spread of about 5 feet. The huge flowers start in late spring and at first are creamy white, turning pink as they age. This means bloom on gracefully arching stems most all summer and fall. Pinky Winky is wonderful as a corner anchor plant by the house, or creating a screen where you want big growth for privacy or to enclose a garden area.

About Hydrangeas: These popular shrubs, also called Hortensia, all have rounded flower clusters that persist through summer and fall. There are several types, since there are several species of the plant the hybridizers work with:
H. macrophylla or French Hydrangeas. These, the most popular, form non-rangy, attractive shrubs about 4 to 6 ft. tall, and are famed for their big, colorful ball-like flowers, usually blue or pink. The popular group here is called Mophead hydrangeas. Artificially shortened versions are sold in pots on Easter and Mothers Day, and the blooms are florists favorites, always popular for wedding decorations. In addition to the mopheads (solid ball of flowers), there are also lacecap versions of these hydrangeas. (H. macrophylla is native to the Far East.)
H. arborescens, a US native, includes the widely-planted, Annabelle. Much like the Mopheads, Annabelle is a shorter hydrangea with huge rounded flower clusters in pure white. This is the one famous for flowers so large they often weigh down the branches, needing special support.
H. paniculata, is a larger species, much taller than the Mopheads. The flower clusters are more cone-shaped, rather than round. The plant in this group is more rangy than the shorter types, but can be controlled by pruning. The famous Pee Gee hydrangea, often grown as a small tree is in this group, and was imported from Japan in the late 19th century. There are also newer H. paniculata hybrids, including the beautiful greenish-flowered one called Limelight.
Other Types: There are several other important hydrangeas. The tall native Oakleaf hydrangea (sometimes considered a small tree) is also a variety of the species, H. paniculata.

There is a great website all about Hydrangeas called Hydrangeas! Hydrangeas! Click here to visit.

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        Comments about American Meadows Hydrangea Pinky Winky:

        I planted this in place of an old shrub but it was very small the first year.

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        Hyrangea Pinky Winky


        from Northern Wisconsin



          • Too small

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          Comments about American Meadows Hydrangea Pinky Winky:

          Ordered two plants. Too small. Should not be planted in late Fall.

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          Shipping begins in September based on ground temperatures, coldest zones first.

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          As soon as your order is placed you will receive a confirmation email. You will receive a second email the day your order ships telling you how it has been sent. Fall bulbs are shipped at the proper planting time for your hardiness zone. Perennial orders may arrive separately from bulbs and seeds. If your order requires more than one shipment, there is no additional shipping charge. See our Shipping Information page for approximate ship dates and more detailed information. If you need express shipping or have any questions, please call Customer Service toll-free at (877) 270-5187 or Contact Us by email.

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