> Phantom PeeGee - trade gallon
An upright form with dense, conical, mostly sterile flowers in July - September. Excellent new introduction in this country that "supersedes ’Grandiflora’" according to the RHS trial of Hydrangea paniculata cultivars. Received their highest rating and an Award of Garden Merit (AGM). Dr. Dirr: "Spectacularly large (immense) inflorescences. . .am mightily impressed with the flower quality." Full sun to light shade for zones 3 - 8. Blooms on new growth of the season. See photo of Dirr in the PG trial fields at UGA.
> Chantilly Lace PG - 1 gallon
’Chantilly Lace’ is a seductive peegee selection with crisp white flowers in summer, an equal mix of sterile & fertile parts held strongly upright without splaying. Not as large growing as some of the paniculatas; height to perhaps 7 feet. Zones 4 - 7. Deciduous.
> Dharuma PeeGee - trade gallon
Slower growing and smaller at maturity than most Hydrangea paniculata selections, Dharuma also blooms a month earlier than most. It has an open, airy flowerhead that starts white and quickly becomes infused with pink. Another distinction shared with the cultivar ’Praecox’ is that Dharuma blooms on old wood so pruning it in late winter removes the bloom for that year. Any pruning necessary should be done after it blooms. Height to 5 feet, slowly. Zones 4 - 7.
> Webb’s PeeGee Hydrangea - trade gallon
’Webb’s’ is an improved Hydrangea paniculata with mostly sterile florets selected in Huntsville, AL by J. A. Webb. It mimics H. p. ’Grandiflora in bloom but dries better than the ’Grandiflora’, and is just as easy to grow, particularly in the hot south. Full sun to light shade. To 12’ if unpruned, or can be pruned annually to keep as a shrub of about 5 feet. Zones 3-8.
> Silver Dollar PeeGee Hydrangea - trade gallon
Stunning new Hydrangea paniculata that is a close duplicate of ’Limelight’ but is not under patent so can be grown by all who wish a handsome shrub for their sunny border. The RHS gave it the Award of Garden Merit in their extensive trial of some 40 or so paniculatas. Dr. Dirr in the new edition of his classic Manual of Woody Landscape Plants writes: "Beautiful full white inflorescences . . .rather strong stems hold flowers upright. . .am impressed by quality of flowers, foliage and habit." It has performed excellently in the heat of Georgia and should be a great choice for gardeners in the warmer zones. Zones 3 - 8. Height to 8 feet plus and as wide.
> Hydrangea paniculata ’Ruby’ - 1.5 gallon
This is an earlier attempt than the recent ’Pinky Winky’ at a pinking PeeGee, a seedling of ’Unique’ that Robert & Jelena de Belder raised at the Kalmthout Arboretum in Belgium. They collected and grew many great plants. This one is now neglected in the push & pull of today’s marketing but a fine enough plant indeed in the cooler zones. Actually it has performed better here than the newer "Vanilla-Strawberry" that has set the gardening magazines atwitter. It often quickly burns through pink into parchment brown in our Georgia hot summer although the photos you see were taken here at the nursery in the summer of 2011 and 2012. So it can be pink even in the south. We have just a few. Zones 4 - 7, possibly 8. Height to 8 feet and nearly as wide.
> Little Lime PG - 1 gallon
This tremendous little peegee hydrangea is a dwarf form of the very popular ’Limelight’, with all the beautiful bunches of blooms, superior hardiness, and unmatched crisp white and iridescent green you’ve come to expect from its big brother, in a much more manageable size. Hydrangea paniculata ’Jane’ (the proper cultivar name) is great in a cold climate, or in the full sun of a Georgia summer - ’Little Lime’ is tough, easily maintained, and stunning in your yard - or even in a container.
Drought tolerant, happy in an urban setting, and low maintenance. Between 4 and 5 feet. Full sun to part shade, zones 3-8. A Proven Winner! And check the photo with pink aging blooms in October when you click more information. A stunner!
> White Moth PeeGee Hydrangea - trade gallon
A wonderful lacy and open PeeGee, Hydrangea paniculata ’White Moth’ is ideal for your sunny border where you need an irregular, spherical bloom. Flowers over a long period. Sun. Up to 12’ if unpruned. Pruned it can be part of your mixed border, happily singing baritone in the back row at 6’ while the flashy perennials and annuals steal the show upfront and wilt once the paparazzi have decamped. Zones 3-8.