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Hydrangea paniculata 'Phantom'

Hydrangea 'Phantom', Panicle Hydrangea 'Phantom', Paniculate Hydrangea 'Phantom'


Noted for its spectacular flower heads, Hydrangea paniculata 'Phantom' features immense, dense conical flowers, up to 15 in. (37 cm), atop strong, stiff stems that do not flop. Opening creamy white with some lime green flushing in midsummer, the florets turn soft to deep pink as fall approaches. The blossoms stand out well against the foliage of oval, yellow-green leaves. Strong, easy care and long-lived, this ornamental shrub is perfect to create a very showy flowering effect. Fabulous cut flowers.

  • Winner of the prestigious Award of Garden Merit of the Royal Horticultural Society
  • Fast growing, this deciduous shrub enjoys an upright, spreading habit and grows up to 6-10 ft. tall and wide (180-300 cm).
  • Sun or partial sun lover, it thrives in rich, medium moisture, well-drained soils and tolerates heat and urban environment. Afternoon shade in hot summer climates is recommended.
  • Easy-to-grow plant with reliable flowering and flower color regardless of soil PH.
  • Mass in mixed shrub borders for dramatic summer blooms, in front of walls, fences, taller shrubs and trees. Great as an accent plant or hedge too. Panicles may be cut for fresh arrangements or for drying.
  • Best if pruned back in late winter or early spring. Blooms occur on current season's growth, ensuring reliable flowering.
  • Can cause mild stomach upset if ingested and contact with foliage may aggravate skin allergies.

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Requirements

Hardiness 4 – 8
Heat Zones 1 – 8
Climate Zones 1, 1A, 1B, 2, 2A, 2B, 3, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, A2, A3
Plant Type Shrubs
Plant Family Hydrangeas
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Mid,Late)
Fall
Height 6' – 10' (180cm – 3m)
Spread 6' – 10' (180cm – 3m)
Spacing 96" – 120" (240cm – 300cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Dried Arrangements, Cut Flowers, Plant of Merit, Showy
Tolerance Salt
Attracts Butterflies
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Hedges and Screens
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Coastal Garden, Informal and Cottage, Traditional Garden

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While every effort has been made to describe these plants accurately, please keep in mind that height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates. The description of these plants has been written based on numerous outside resources.


Requirements

Hardiness 4 – 8
Heat Zones 1 – 8
Climate Zones 1, 1A, 1B, 2, 2A, 2B, 3, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, A2, A3
Plant Type Shrubs
Plant Family Hydrangeas
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Mid,Late)
Fall
Height 6' – 10' (180cm – 3m)
Spread 6' – 10' (180cm – 3m)
Spacing 96" – 120" (240cm – 300cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Dried Arrangements, Cut Flowers, Plant of Merit, Showy
Tolerance Salt
Attracts Butterflies
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Hedges and Screens
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Coastal Garden, Informal and Cottage, Traditional Garden

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