NJ grower. My Zinfin Doll is going on its third year in a large container. It sits in a part sun/part shade area. This past summer it has reached about two feet tall with strong stems. The magic of the plant is when it turns pink near the end of the summer. I also leave the flowers on in the winter for interest when it snows. I only prune in the early spring a few inches to get the height I am looking to reach. The goldfinch bird likes to sit underneath it and that makes it extra special for photos.
Zinfin Doll® Panicle hydrangea Hydrangea paniculata
- Part Sun to Sun
The optimum amount of sun or shade each plant needs to thrive: Full Sun (6+ hours), Part Sun (4-6 hours), Full Shade (up to 4 hours).
Pink and white two-toned blooms!
A beautiful new hardy hydrangea with loads of bodacious blooms that emerge pure white and then turn bright pink from the bottom up. Flowers eventually age to a dark pink-red, and stay colorful for months. It looks a bit like classic Pinky Winky hydrangea, but with full, mophead flowers, and it blooms much earlier, too. Strong stems hold the flowers upright in the garden, and make it an excellent cut flower, too.
Top three reasons to grow Zinfin Doll panicle hydrangea:
Award WinnerFall InterestHeat Tolerant
- Large, colorful mophead blooms appear earlier in summer than other varieties
- Blooms every year, no matter how harsh winter was
- Provides 3+ months of flowers
CharacteristicsPlant Type:ShrubShrub Type:DeciduousHeight Category:MediumGarden Height:48 - 72 InchesSpacing:48 - 72 InchesSpread:48 - 72 InchesFlower Colors:PinkFlower Colors:WhiteFlower Shade:Flowers open white then turn pink from base to tip.Foliage Colors:GreenFoliage Shade:GreenHabit:UprightContainer Role:Thriller
Plant NeedsLight Requirement:Part Sun to SunLight Requirement:SunMaintenance Category:EasyBlooms On:New WoodBloom Time:SummerHardiness Zones:3a, 3b, 4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8bWater Category:AverageUses:Border PlantUses:ContainerUses:Cut FlowerUses:Dried FlowerUses:LandscapeUses:Mass PlantingUses:Specimen or Focal PointUses Notes:
Mixed borders, cutting gardens, specimen plantMaintenance Notes:
Panicle hydrangeas are super easy and reliable. In cold climates, they should get a minimum of six hours of sun each day; in hot areas, morning sun and afternoon shade are best. These are shallow-rooted plants that really benefit from a 2-3" (5-7.6 cm) layer of mulch.
As for pruning, plan to cut these plants back by about one-third in early spring. This builds up a strong base while encouraging vigorous new growth to produce lots of blooms.Zinfin Doll® Hydrangea paniculata 'SMNHPRZEP' USPP 26,956, Can 5,721
58433231Browse reviews from people who have grown this plant.
zincink, New Jersey, United States, 22 min ago
I grow dozens of Hydrangeas and I've been very impressed with this one. The flowers are huge, but more importantly, the stems are sturdy enough to hold those flowers up. There are other varieties of paniculata Hydrangeas in my yard that I can't say the same thing about. I love how the flowers of Zinfin Doll are white in July, and then turn pink from the bottom up in August. It's a spectacular plant in my garden and I only wish that I could post a photo on this review to show how beautiful it is.C.L. Fornari, Massachusetts, United States, 20 weeks ago
Absolutely beautiful. I planted them in 100% full Sun all day and they are magical! I love them. Year 2 and the blooms are prolific and huge! I measured many at almost 12in long! Absolutely lovely.Mandie, Michigan, United States, 25 weeks ago
Please remember.... hydrangeas take a while to get themselves sorted out... First year, they sleep - second year, they creep, third year they leap - and are fabulous. This has been my experience with all hydrangeas. Give them time and don't give up on them - they will perform once they get situated Make sure you prune appropriately so that your stalks have a chance to become strong and thick enough to hold up the blooms. Patience is a virtue and these won't disappoint.Sandi, Indiana, United States, 2 years ago
These plants were two feet when I bought them and without and blooms. Beautiful flowers emerged mid-summer and the blooms were huge! The only problem was the plant did not seem to grown and the stems were weighed down by these massive blooms. Hopefully they will perform better this summer or I will have to remove them. I don't want a floppy hydrangea.Farah, Ontario, Canada, 3 years ago
For the first time I’ve been able to get a hydrangea to survive. Blooms are lovely!Ruth, Michigan, United States, 3 years ago
David, 6 years ago
Award Year Award Plant Trial 2020 Consumer Top Hydrangeas University of Guelph