I just got nine hydrangea bushes though, so I'd have to put some thought into where I could plant those. Q: hello nancy. Creamy white blooms that turn such a pretty greenish. Now to be fair, when I planted them they were in equal sun vs shade positions, but the tree on the right side of the house grew so much it didn't do that Limelight any favors. Hydrangeas do well in hardiness zones 5 to 9. The Paniculata Hydrangeas such as Limelight and PeeGee enjoy/want 5 or 6+ hrs of sun. While they can stand the sun, these do just fine in partial shade, too. Didn't bloom for a few years but once it got going it's fabulous. amzn_assoc_marketplace = "amazon"; I absolutely LOVE limelight hydrangeas! I will definitely look for one for the spring! It will bloom in the middle of summer all the way through fall and as the light green blooms fade they start to turn a slight pink color eventually becoming beige. They are blooming their hearts out. Yes, you can grow them in containers. amzn_assoc_placement = "adunit"; Read more about planting Hydrangeas. I just got the vanilla-strawberry last year and they are doing really well with similar blooms but a pink tint. I only have one so after seeing this picture I am going to hunt for more! It is very drought tolerant, works well in containers, can be used as a hedge, and prefers moist, well-drained soil. Glad you asked. Second, its large panicle-shaped flower heads that grow 6 to 12 inches long hold upright on the shrub instead of drooping with weight. But for those who don't need a 6-8 foot plant in their flowerbed, there is also a Little Limelight version that look spectacular in groupings. Hydrangeas require protection from the hottest afternoon sun and from wind damage. I couldn't agree more...you can never have too many hydrangeas! The limelight hydrangea gives you a refreshing lime color to the flowers and is adorable in its size and shape. The US department of agriculture has a zone-based system to assist in growing plants in different regions. Thanks for the tips:-). Limelight Hydrangea: Plant Type: Deciduous flowering shrub: Mature Size: 6 feet by 6 feet: Sun Exposure: Partial sun (full sun in cold climates) Soil Type: Rich and well-drained: Soil pH: 6.1-7.0 (slightly acidic to neutral) Bloom Time: July to September: Flower Color: white (green to pink to rose) Hardiness Zones: 3 to 9: Native Areas: China and Japan They are hardy in zones - 3a- 9b. Never. They are covered with blooms and so easy to grow. I will bjy a Strawberry-vanilla. My black-eyed susans didn't come up. . I've had one, but planted two more this year. These cookies will be stored in your browser only with your consent. amzn_assoc_design = "enhanced_links"; Yet one type of hydrangea can soak up the sun all day: the panicle hydrangea. I can't wait to see if it goes pink in the Fall and then dry some. I found an article on growing Hydrangea in tropical regions for you http://www.helpfulgardener.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=36992 . @Melinda - Our soil is very clay-ish. Thought it was some kind of snowball bush. I've been thinking that I'd like to try try limelights too or maybe the little lime variety. The limelight hydrangea gives you a refreshing lime color to the flowers and is adorable in its size and shape. In cooler zones 4-6, they get the best bloom growth from being in full sun, or at least six hours of direct, unfiltered sunlight per day. I have 15 hydrangeas in the garden and 4 are Limelight. @Jan - I've pruned them late in the year. I found a great article on how to prune a limelight hydrangea into a tree! What plants are you crushing on this year? What is a Hydrangea Limelight Tree? I'll check them out! I keep trying to get my people to give me hydrangeas, but so far I haven't had any luck. I don't have that one but I will be on the lookout for it. I have one that blooms dark purple, but it didn't like the cold winter that we had and has given me less blooms this year! While common hydrangeas need shade to do well in our climate, panicle hydrangeas, like Limelight, thrive in full sun to part shade (six to eight hours of direct sun or more). We use cookies to personalise content and ads, to provide social media features and to analyse our traffic. My Grandma Gloria had a gorgeous blue/purple Hydrangea bush on the side of her house and every time I see them, I think of her. Just make sure you give the plants sufficient moisture. We also share information about your use of our site with our social media, advertising and analytics partners. Hydrangea Type: Panicle. While garden hydrangeas need shade to do well in our climate, panicle hydrangeas like Limelight thrive in full sun to part shade (six to eight hours or more of direct sun). I have them in partial sun/ shade and have followed all books and tips but they don't look good at all. //