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Hydrangea paniculata Pinky Winky® - Panicle Hydrangea

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You might be surprised to find a panicle hydrangea on our site, since not all of them are very pollinator-friendly. Thankfully, Pinky Winky® Panicle Hydrangea (Hydrangea paniculata) is! The lacecap blooms prominently display their nectar-rich florets, which pollinators adore. Since the flowers are not as tightly packed together, it's easy for bees and butterflies to reach the nectar reserves and pollen. Both you and the pollinators will love their gradient of two-toned flowers, which darken to pink as they mature.

Pinky Winky® is a hardy hydrangea that is surprisingly easy to care for. It blooms on new wood, which means it will reliably bloom year after year in your garden after a quick trim in the spring. 

Vital details:

Plant size: 6 - 8' tall and wide

Light: full sun (6+ hrs/day) to part sun (4-6 hours sun)

Water: Average moisture

Hardiness: USDA zone 3-8 (Find your hardiness zone)

Pollinator value: attracts butterflies and bees of all types, as well as other pollinating insects

Notable features: Proven Winners, long-blooming, color-changing flowers, hardy, cold tolerant, easy care

Plant name: Hydrangea paniculata ‘DVP pinky’ pp #: 16,166, CBR#2889

Pinky Winky Panicle Hydrangea has lacecap blooms that pollinators love
Pinky Winky Panicle Hydrangea in full bloom.
Pinky Winky Panicle Hydrangea with soft white and pink flowers in the garden.


Care & Planting Guide

After your plants have arrived:

The plants in this box have just spent a lot of time being jostled around in the dark and must be unboxed right away. Unpack the entire box, removing packaging material and plants. Remove any plastic covering the pot and/or soil surface and check if the soil is dry. Water anything that is dry or looks wilted. Any plants that have come unpotted during shipping can be replaced in their pots and their roots covered with soil.

Place plants in a cool, shaded spot out of direct sunlight for 24- 48 hours after unpacking them. This allows them a recovery and acclimation period before planting. If you must hold them longer, place them out of direct sunlight, wind, heat, and cold. Check daily for watering.

Our Guarantee

Our Guarantee

No Risk 60 Day Guarantee

We guarantee that you will be satisfied with your purchase and that your plants will arrive healthy, free of pests and diseases, and true to name.  If for any reason you are dissatisfied, notify us within 60 days of receipt of your order and we will refund you.

Fall Guarantee

Notify us within 7 days if you have a concern about orders shipped in autumn so we can make a note of it.  Warranty on such plants is extended to May 31 of the following year.  Our fall guarantee does not cover plants that are not hardy (i.e., able to survive winter) in your area, so please verify your USDA hardiness zone before purchasing. If you have questions about whether a plant can survive winter in your area, please call us before purchasing.

Our Larger Root Systems

We ship jumbo size plants with hefty root systems that outperform smaller plants obtained from other mail order nurseries.


We take great pride in our packaging.  Please contact us immediately if any of your boxes arrive damaged, or if you find any shortages or inconsistencies in the order. Please note: multiple boxes shipped by Fed Ex might not always arrive the same day. For more information, please see our shipping page.

Dormant Plants

Any plant shipped dormant in the spring is guaranteed to break dormancy even if it takes more than one month.  Call us directly if you have any concerns.


Photos of the plant(s) will be required so that we may provide the best assistance possible.


A plant refund is based on the plant cost less discounts and shipping charges.  Allow up to 2 weeks for processing.  We reserve the right to request a return of an item. Click here to request a refund.

Product Care

After 60 days, we cannot be responsible for product that is in your care.  This includes overwintering, animals, insects, diseases, poor planting, plants beyond their hardiness zone, drought, flooding, etc.  Our expert staff is here to assist you with any problem you may be experiencing.  Our goal is that you are successful with our product.

Our Record

Our parent company,, has successfully shipped high quality plants for more than ten years.  We take the same pride in the quality of plants sold here at

USDA Hardiness Zones

USDA Hardiness Zones Map


The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has devised a system to provide gardeners with a basic guide to plant hardiness – how much winter cold a plant can withstand. The Hardiness Zone Map system divides the United States and Canada into numbered zones based on lowest average winter temperature. Even within a zone, different micro-climates exist, such as large urban areas which may be warmer or land situated at different elevations.


The Hardiness Zone Map is a valuable tool but it is not foolproof. There are a variety of factors that can influence the hardiness of a given plant in a garden. These factors include: soil type, drainage, snow cover, exposure to wind, winter, rainfall (or lack of), as well as fluctuations in temperature.


When you are on a plant page, scroll down until you see the bold "Hardiness" text.

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How to Contact Us: 
General Customer Service & Phone Orders:
Phone: 1-877-447-4769 (Monday-Friday 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM EST).
Mail:, 12601 120th Avenue, Grand Haven, MI 49417

Shipping costs

We try to keep shipping rates as low as possible to offer you the best value. Unlike other companies, with us, when you buy more, you save more on shipping! Our standard rates are:

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Shipping Cost:

$0.01 – $39.99


$40.00 – $59.99 


$60.00 – $99.99


$100.00+ FREE


Don't worry: our discount rates don't mean we cut corners on shipping. Our professional shipping staff packs each order - each plant! - with the care they'd take in their own gardens. Your plants will arrive in good, healthy condition, ready for you and your visiting pollinators to enjoy. 

Customer Reviews

Based on 12 reviews
Marina M.
Before planting my pinky winky. Water let set couple days planted it and it has died.

I can take a picture of it if you want. Still hoping it would come back out. I have one already wanted each one on driveway.

Hello! We're sorry to hear that you've had trouble with your new hydrangea. Please email pictures of the plants to, making sure to put your order number and name in the subject line so that we may provide the best assistance possible. Rest assured, we have a 60-day guarantee on all our plants. If you received your plants within that timeframe, we would be happy to apply your warranty once we receive the pictures. Happy Gardening!


Arrived in great condition. Nice and healthy. Hopefully it continues to thrive.

Denise P.
Lots of Potential

It was a very small shrub/plant in its quart pot. It was however super healthy and has a good root system for being so small compared to its mature size. I thought it was way too small to go directly into the landscape, so I immediately transplanted it with fresh potting soil into a larger container and put it in my part sun/shade holding area. It is so happy! In one month it has doubled in size. I check on it almost every day and give it plenty of water. I’m basically growing it into to a bigger better size for my landscape. I can do that in my 8b growing location. We still have one more month of growing season here as our first frost is late November. I plan to overwinter it in its container and plant it in the early spring when it wakes up and I see the first bits of green leaves. I feel confident that it will have much more success by allowing it to grow its roots in a container and nobody steps on it! I live in a rural area with few options to buy unusual plants for my garden. Thank you for sending me a great little plant with lots of potential!

Linda S.

Plants arrived in good shape. Planted in garden and they are thriving. Gained height & fullness in a few weeks. Looking forward to blooms next summer.

Sally H.
Flower Order

The plants I received were better than any plants I have ordered in the past from other catalogs. I will definitely order from this company again.