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.
Plant size: 6' tall x 5'wide
Light: full sun (6+ hrs/day) to part sun (4-6 hours sun)
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: long-blooming, color-changing flowers, hardy, cold tolerant, easy care
Plant name: Hydrangea paniculata ‘DVP pinky’ pp #: 16,166