Hydrangea paniculata Puffer Fish

Available late May

Hydrangea 'Puffer Fish' photo courtesy of Spring Meadow Nursery

Panicle Hydrangea

Proven Winners describes Puffer Fish® panicle hydrangea (H. paniculata) as a larger, more puffed up Bobo®. It has fluffy white blooms that engulf the entire plant, nearly obscuring the foliage. The flowers open and mature to a pure white. As the blooms age, they turn lime green and, for a bit of surprise, a fresh sprig of white flowers emerges from the tip of the panicle. It has a tight, compact habit with stems strong enough to hold its blooms. 

  • Height: 91-150 cm (3-5 ft)
  • Spread: 91-150 cm (3-5 ft)
  • Hardiness: Zone 3-8
  • Sun or Shade: full to part sun
  • Bloom Time: summer
  • Leaf Colour: green
  • Bloom Colour: white and yellow

Growing and Maintenance Tips

Like all panicle Hydrangeas 'Puffer Fish' prefers organically rich, well drained soil in full sun to light shade. It becomes lanky in too much shade. It is very hardy, pest free and thrives in most garden situations. Pruning should be done in early spring because it blooms on new wood.

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