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Little Lime Punch® Panicle Hydrangea Hydrangea paniculata

Flower Season
  • Summer
  • Fall
Mature Size
5' 5' 1.5m 1.5m
Height: 3' - 5'
Spread: 3' - 5'
Height: 91cm - 1.5m
Spread: 91cm - 1.5m
  • Details

    36 - 60 Inches
    36 - 60 Inches
    36 - 60 Inches
    91cm - 1.5m
    91cm - 1.5m
    91cm - 1.5m


    You'll be drinking in the beauty Little Lime Punch® hydrangea serves up all season long. Similar to Little Lime®, its blooms emerge lime green, but they mature a little differently. Flowers change progressively from the bottom up in a gorgeous array of white, light pink, and rich Hawaiian Punch red! As it reblooms throughout the summer you'll see these four colors mix to create a truly memorable show. With a compact habit and strong stems, you'll find that it's as useful in the landscape as it is beautiful. 

    Top reasons to grow Little Lime Punch® panicle hydrangea:

    - Fantastic color show - a mix of white, green, and pink all on one bloom!

    - Same useful, petite habit as Little Lime.

    - Impactful fall color.

    Fall Interest
    Winter Interest


    Plant Type: 
    Shrub Type: 
    Height Category: 
    Garden Height: 
    36 - 60 Inches 91cm - 1.5m
    36 - 60 Inches 91cm - 1.5m
    36 - 60 Inches 91cm - 1.5m
    Flower Colors: 
    Flower Colors: 
    Flower Colors: 
    Flower Colors: 
    Flower Shade: 
    Blend of colors, turns red in fall
    Foliage Colors: 
    Foliage Shade: 
    Container Role: 

    Plant Needs

    Light Requirement: 
    Part Sun to Sun
    Light Requirement: 

    The optimum amount of sun or shade each plant needs to thrive: Full Sun (6+ hours), Part Sun (4-6 hours), Full Shade (up to 4 hours).

    Maintenance Category: 
    Blooms On: 
    New Wood
    Bloom Time: 
    Early Summer
    Bloom Time: 
    Mid Summer
    Bloom Time: 
    Late Summer
    Hardiness Zones: 
    3a, 3b, 4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b
    Water Category: 
    Soil Fertility Requirement: 
    Average Soil
    Border Plant
    Cut Flower
    Dried Flower
    Uses Notes: 

    Excellent for the mixed border or foundation plantings. This compact, hardy hydrangea fits easily into smaller landscapes, including container gardens.

    Maintenance Notes: 

    Prune in late winter/early spring. Apply a controlled release fertilizer in early spring. A supplemental dose of liquid feed may be needed in mid summer. Soil pH does not affect bloom color.

    Little Lime Punch® Hydrangea paniculata 'SMNHPH' USPP 33,207, Can PBRAF, US Utility 11,944,063
  • 17 Reviews

    Browse reviews from people who have grown this plant.
    • I brought three of these for my front yard I face north lots of sun most of the day I planted with a deep hole lots of good soil and fed a general plant food They took well strong up right stems but did not start blooming till late aug- early sept I did not have high hopes but . . . They are beautiful now! All the colors except that deep deep punch color but we still have time I have 8 blooms on one, 5 blooms on one and 6 blooms on another (its October now) They pair beautifully with lacy blue russian sage which i have and im guessing the dark blue catmint would look fab! They get a small amount of shade during the day as the sun moves from some tall grasses to the right of them then more hot afternoon sun I want to see how big they get next year i want to add three more staggered in between to make it look full Zone 5b SW of chicago- in a wind tunnel ha! BUY! I have one endless summer bloomstruck that is doing ok has sprouted two new plants (the landscapers leveled it to the ground last year !) It does need “food” to keep it blue it is in a shaded area with some morning sun and a tiny bit of the hot afternoon sun - 3 years old still hanging on was completely pink this year - fingers crossed Happy plant ddecorating!

      , Illinois
      , United States
      , 35 weeks ago
    • I bought this hydrangea with high hopes of the spectacular color changes all on one plant at one time as advertised. I am extremely disappointed and plan on pulling it and replacing. Flowers went from cream to dull reddish pink to brown.

      , New Jersey
      , United States
      , 43 weeks ago
    • This plant is gorgeous. Anyone considering buying this need to consider that cooler Temps brings on the color change on many panicle hydrangeas. If you do not have adequate water thru the bloom period they will go brown and not transition tp pink and red. This plant is so nice I purchased 3 more. Now I have a total of 5 for this type. I have many different varieties and this one is so nice it gets prime real-estate in the front of the house, and on the sides! I am in zone 6a/Connecticut. Panicle hydrangeas are the way to go here because of the unreliable blooms of mophead/macrophylla. They freeze nearly every year and end up disappointing. I have about 15 of these. And another handful of oakleaf. I love the panicles <3 and Little Lime Punch!

      , Connecticut
      , United States
      , 44 weeks ago
    • I have had this plant for 3 years now, beautiful flowers. But because we have very harsh and cold winter's I cover it with burlap bags filled with leaves every fall . I would recommend this hydrangea to anyone who loves pretty flowering shrubs.

      Matilda Jean
      , Saskatchewan
      , Canada
      , 49 weeks ago
    • Fantastic hydrangea... Compact, doesn't flop, great leaf color, vibrant fruit punch flower color in Autumn... ( In Michigan ) ...... Only negative is I haven't been able to find anymore in the plant nurseries to buy .. and I'm in Michigan... Home of Proven Winners....

      Marie White
      , Michigan
      , United States
      , 50 weeks ago
    • I got 8 last year around spring time and I’m planning on get more this year ! I love the color ! I wish I could post q picture to show you how beautiful they look likes year and I’m so excited to see how they look this year !

      Yeimy Granados
      , Maine
      , United States
      , 1 year ago
    • I'm zone 5. I chose this for it's smaller size and pink/red blooms. I purchased in May 2022 at a local garden center. I followed planting and fertilizing instructions that Proven Winners provided. I'm very happy with this plant, the blooms were happy and healthy last year in it's first year, and I'm looking forward to seeing how it blooms this year.

      , New Hampshire
      , United States
      , 1 year ago
    • I purchased two of them in hopes of spectacular colors. So much so that I dug up two hydrangeas that were too big for that garden, but always looked great. I always got compliments on them (Firelight). The new ones get the same adequate sunlight and water. They are set up on a soaker hose and timer. However, they never produced color. They went from cream to brown. I have been growing hydrangeas for 20 years and have never been disappointed with them until now. I am hoping the problem was because of the high nighttime temperatures of the 2022 summer as stated from Proven Winners and will gladly give them another chance for next growing season. However, for now I could not recommend them until I see for myself the magnificent colors that were touted by PW.

      , Kentucky
      , United States
      , 1 year ago
    • Ordered this little lime punch last year and then didn’t get it in the ground until one of the last possible days before it was too cold to plant anything. Placed it on the north west most exposed side of our house (we live on the edge of town with no trees - so full exposure). I thought there was no way it would survive, but it did!! And with more blooms than any other hydrangea I own. Beautiful little plant and tough as nails.

      Susie R
      , South Dakota
      , United States
      , 1 year ago
    • Petals are turning brown. Leaves are spotted, diseased. I have 4 total. 3 in a row and 1 that is in a totally different bed. All of them are the same. I had such high hopes! Customer service said it was due to weather and watering but neither one is a problem up here. I also use the proven winners fertilizer as directed. Huge disappointment.

      , North Dakota
      , United States
      , 1 year ago
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