I would like this more if I had planted it against a lot of other tall bushes or trees. On its own, it looks rather odd. It takes forever to come into bloom and forever to start changing color. If were against a green background, this wouldn't be a big deal. As a standalone, it spends a lot of time looking like an adolescent. The other thing that would make me like it more is if the flowers worked as cut flowers. I know the descriptions says they do, but they grow on pretty hard wood and so far, I've had no luck at all - and I've had this shrub for years. Nice dried flowers, however.
Pinky Winky® Hardy Hydrangea Hydrangea paniculata
- Hardy Zones
- 3 - 8
- Part Sun to Sun
- Mature Size
- 72 - 96 Inches
Large summer flowers open white and change to pink. Blooms every year. Hardy. Soil pH does not affect bloom color.
An outstanding specimen plant or element in the mixed border. It can also be grown in the cutting garden.
Prefers good, loamy soil. Adaptable to many soils, moderate moisture required. Blooms regardless of climate, soil, pH or pruning. Can be easily maintained as a smaller plant or trained into a small tree. Prune in late winter/early spring. Fertilize in early spring by applying a slow release fertilizer specialized for trees and shrubs. Follow the label recommendations for rates of application.
Huge two-toned blooms!
Pinky Winky has an unusual name, and an even more unusual flower. The large white panicles open in mid to late summer, and as summer turns to fall the florets at the base of the panicles turn pink. The flower panicles continue to grow, producing new white florets at the tip. The result is spectacular two-toned flower panicles that can reach up to 16 inches in length! This is a real show-stopper that's also very easy to grow. Adaptable to most soils and both sun and shade, Pinky Winky will thrive in most gardens.
- MKBellevueWashingtonUnited States8 weeks ago
Planted three together in 2011 and they continue to provide outstanding blooms that last all summer. Easily maintained and hardy.ToddCincinnatiOhioUnited States46 weeks ago
- YvonneMartinsvilleIndianaUnited States1 year ago
I have had this plant for about 5 years. I fertilize and water faithfully, but only get a few blooms a year. The plant still looks sparse, not nice and full like your photos. I have just moved it to a new location to give it one last try. I would not recommend this plant.TerriTorontoCanada2 years ago
A beautiful hydrangea and one of my favorite plants. Mine has not grown fast, but it seems strong and it blooms profusely every summer.Mike SaviolaWest SenecaNew YorkUnited States2 years ago
We live in Denver CO and I love this flowering bush. We planted it in early summer and it has flowered all summer with lovely white and pink flowers and the leaves have been very green. Looking forward to what it will do over the winter, depending how severe it is, but anticipate it will survie.Nancy Hardiman4 years ago
- celia lewis-norrisIllinoisUnited States4 years ago
This is a nice sized shrub, a reliable bloomer and the blossoms are outstanding, especially in a dried arrangment.LynnMinnesotaUnited States4 years ago
awesome bush have 4 of them. theyre large, strong & beautifully floweredmary kuntzMinnesotaUnited States4 years ago
My second hydrangea after Little Lamb and even though many jokes have happened with this name it is a stellar hydrangea and perfect for me !Joy O'ConnorOntarioCanada4 years ago