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Pinky Winky® Hydrangea

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  • USDA Hardiness Zones 3a - 8b
  • Height 6 - 8 Feet Tall
  • Spread 6 - 8 Feet Wide
  • Partial Sun to Full Sun

The Proven Winners® Pinky Winky® Hydrangea is a best seller. Gardeners everywhere love this plant because of the large pink and white flowers that can get up to 16 inches in length! The panicle shaped flowers start off white, then turn pink later on. As the flowers turn pink, new growth that is white creates a two-toned flower, that is very pretty. This shrub can grow up to 8 feet tall, which is covered in flowers from early summer to late fall! These are great statement pieces in the landscape, and can also make a very beautiful hedge. The dark green foliage also looks great next to the white and pink flowers. This bush is very easy to grow, can adapt to many different soil conditions and is drought tolerant.

Pinky Winky Hydrangea Care

This hydrangea paniculata should be planted in well drained soil, but the plant can adapt to many other conditions. Moderate moisture is required for this bush, however, once it is established, it is drought tolerant. The Pink Winky can be planted in partial sun to full sun locations. Pruning the Pinky Winky Hydrangea is not required. But if you do decide to trim, do so in late winter or early spring. You can even train this shrub to grow into a tree form by simple pruning. Since this shrub blooms on new wood, you do not have to worry about cutting off the flower buds for next year’s flowers. Fertilizing should be done in early spring with a controlled release fertilizer commonly found at most stores. The fertilizer should be designed for woody plants, such as roses or trees.

Pinky Winky Hydrangea Spacing

The Pinky Winky should be planted 6 to 8 feet apart, center on center. If you choose to grow these into a hedge, you can plant 5 to 6 feet apart, center on center. If you prune these as trees, you should still plant 6 to 8 feet apart, as the root systems will still need room to grow. These are also great in garden planters, even as a tree form, as a statement piece!

Hydrangea paniculata 'DVP PINKY' Plant Facts

USDA Hardiness Zones: 3-8
Flower Color(s): Pink, White
Bloom Period: Summer
Foliage Color(s): Dark Green
Exposure: Part Sun to Sun
Height: 6-8 Feet
Spread: 6-8 Feet
Spacing: 7-9 Feet
Habit: Upright
Blooms On: New Wood
Watering: Average
Shrub Type: Deciduous
Type: Panicle Hydrangea
Scientific Name: Hydrangea paniculata 'DVP PINKY' USPP 16,166
Common Name: Pinky Winky® Hydrangea
Brand: Proven Winners®

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Plant Addicts guarantees your plant(s) will arrive happy and healthy, but the plant(s) are being shipped through the mail and accidents happen. If the plant is dead, has dried out roots or the incorrect item was shipped just notify Plant Addicts within 3 days upon delivery. We may ask for pictures but will try to make it as easy as possible for you. Please note plant(s) with damaged branches or wilted leaves will not qualify for this guarantee. Plants are very resilient and will rebound quickly when cared for correctly.

For information on how to care for you new plant please check out our guide. Guide: How to Care for Your New Plant(s)

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We encourage all plant lovers to purchase the Plant Addicts Warranty whether you’re new or an expert. There are many variables outside our control and yours that can cause the demise of your plant(s). Examples would be hungry animals, drought, poor soil conditions, over watering, disease, insects & many other factors. The Plant Addicts Warranty is a 1 year warranty protecting you from all the unknowns and will replace your plant if it moves on to the plant afterlife.

The warranty is purchased on a per plant basis and must be purchased at the same time as the plant purchase. We will cover 100% of the price of the plant but the warranty does not cover shipping cost. Simply let us know if your plant has died within one year of receiving it and we’ll get you a new one shipped out. We may ask for photos for documentation purposes but again we’ll try to make it as easy as possible.

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(Updated: 7/22/20) Please Note: There are some shipping delays of plants due to the heat. The delays on dependant on temps & distances from shipping location. The plants tend not to do the best with no light & water for a few days combined with this heat. We want to get you your plants shipped out but we also want them to arrive to you good condition. Ordering now will reserve the plant for you and we'll ship when it's safe. Please reach out to if you would like more information.

Planter Shipping

Standard Colors: 7-10 business days

Special Order Colors: 8 weeks - this is due to the planter being custom made with the color(s) of your choice

Please Note: On special orders there can not be any cancellations

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Summer Shipping

  • If there is extreme heat we’ll delay shipping.  
    • We’ll have to review what areas the plants are traveling through along with your location

Once your plant is shipped you’ll receive an email with tracking information. Depending on the above criteria we’ll ship your plant(s) towards beginning of the following week from your order. We put together this helpful guide of what to do when you receive your plants in the mail.

It is important to know that all of our plants are clearly labeled for which growing zones the plant can survive in. The plants are thoroughly trialed and tested in every growing zone before we state the plant can grow in a zone. Again, our #1 priority is to ship the plants to you healthy and ready to thrive in your location. So we will do everything in our power to do so.

7 Reviews - Pinky Winky® Hydrangea Show Reviews

  • 5
    Excellent customer...

    Posted by Kerry Shawn Jerrell on Jun 28th 2020

    One of our two plants arrived in poor shape, they sent out a new one right away, no hassle. Would definitely recommend them.

  • 5

    Posted by MARCO BRUNO on Jun 16th 2020


  • 5

    Posted by Customer on Jun 15th 2020

    My 4 Hydrangea & Hosta arrived healthy and well packed! I planted them a month ago, can’ wait for them to mature. Thanks Plant Addicts

  • 5
    LOVE <3

    Posted by Customer on Jun 6th 2020

    My mother loved the plants for mother's day!

  • 4
    Healthy plants but much smaller than...

    Posted by Matthew Crosby on May 30th 2020

    I received 4 of these plants these 2 weeks ago and planted them right away. They were well packaged and the plants look to be healthy specimens. I was surprised how small they were (5-6" high) for $30. I wouldn't expect much from these plants in the first year and I wish I had known that when I ordered since I am trying to fill a large gap where a took out other shrubs. My local nursery doesn't sell hydrangeas this size so I expecting something quite a bit larger out of the box.

  • 5
    Pinky Winky

    Posted by Connie on Sep 12th 2019

    I just realized I have a Pinky Winky in my yard! I am usually not successful with hydrangeas and had lost at least two of them. Mine is gorgeous with big flowers. I have not given it any special treatment except my husband used a fertilizer spike this spring! I am planning on trying more next spring!

  • 5
    pretty pink blooms

    Posted by Joy on Nov 2nd 2018

    I bought 5 of these to plant along the side of my house. I'm so happy with how these look!