- Partial Sun to Full Sun (At Least 5 Hours of Direct Sunlight)
- Mature Height 6 - 9 Feet
- Mature Spread 6 - 9 Feet
- Growing Zones 3 - 8
- Use As A Thriller In Containers
No cottage garden is complete without at least one Hydrangea. Pinky Winky Prime™ has lovely panicle-shaped flower spikes that are incredibly long lasting on the shrub or cut for a flower arrangement. The flowers open creamy white and age to a deep rosy pink that is not altered by soil pH. The shape of this shrub is mounded and perfect for the back of a shrub border or a corner of the yard that needs accentuating. Hydrangea paniculata ‘Pinky Winky Prime'™ has larger flowers than its predecessor Pinky Winky.
The large size of Pinky Winky Prime™ makes it an imposing presence in any garden and is an excellent backdrop for traditional cottage garden plants or more modern structural plants such as ornamental grasses and bamboo. Hydrangeas of all kinds are susceptible to deer browsing, especially while young and small. Protection with repellent sprays or physical barriers may be needed in areas with heavy deer populations. Rabbits generally do not bother mature Hydrangeas.
Pinky Winky Prime™ Hydrangea Care
Panicle Hydrangeas are absolutely the best plant for new gardeners. The flowers are incredibly long lived, providing interest on the plant through the winter. This hydrangea is not picky about soil, as long as it is well draining year-round and retains moisture. The pH of the soil can range from slightly acidic to slightly alkaline without affecting the color or vigor of Pinky Winky Prime™ . A sunny location with at least 6 hours of direct sun will keep the foliage a lovely dark green and the flowers colorful. Drip irrigation or soaker hoses are the easiest way to water large garden areas efficiently with little evaporation. Applying the water directly to the root zone keeps the foliage dry and less susceptible to mildew or fungal disease.
The timing of pruning for Panicle Hydrangeas is very forgiving. These deciduous shrubs bloom on the current year's growth, with the buds forming late in the spring, so there is little danger of losing a flush of flowers to a late frost or a harsh winter. Hydrangea paniculata shrubs will need light pruning in early spring to remove any dead, dying, or diseased branches from the past season. Pruning branches back to a set of leaf buds will also keep new growth bushier and the overall shape dense. Cut out any of the older stems that are crossing other growth to lighten the structure of the shrub. Remove up to one-third of the shrub’s height to shorten the profile when needed.
Pinky Winky Prime™ Hydrangea Spacing
The mature height and width of Pinky Winky Prime™ are an impressive 6-9 feet. Planting more than one of these shrubs can have a dramatic effect in a large garden. Space each plant 8 feet apart on the center.
Pinky Winky Prime™ Hydrangea Information
|USDA Hardiness Zones: 3 - 8
|Plant Type: Perennial
|Light Exposure: Partial Sun to Full Sun (At Least 5 Hours of Direct Sunlight)
|Mature Height: 6 - 9 Feet
|Mature Spread: 6 - 9 Feet
|Spacing: 6 - 9 Feet
|Flower Color(s): Pink, White
|Bloom Period: summer to fall
|Foliage Type: Deciduous
|Foliage Color(s): Green
|Seasonal Interest: Summer Flowering, Fall Flowering
|Attracts: Bees, Birds
|Container Role: Thriller
|Uses: Borders, Containers, Hedges & Privacy, Mass Planting, Specimen or Focal Point
|Features: Attracts Pollinators, Cut Flowers, Low Maintenance
|Brand: Proven Winners
|Common Name: Pinky Winky Prime™ Hydrangea
|Other Name(s): PINKY WINKY PRIME™ Panicle Hydrangea
|Scientific Name: Hydrangea paniculata 'ILVOHPPRM' PPAF; CBRAF
Please Note: The pictures below are to give a general representation of the different container sizes. The actual size/ages of plants are estimates and will vary based on; type of plant, time of year, last pruning & many other factors.
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Plant Addicts Warranty - 1 Year (Extra Purchase Required)
Standard Colors: 2-3 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
Time of Order:
- 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.