'VANILLA STRAWBERRY' Hydrangea (Hydrangea paniculata x 'vanilla strawberry)
The cheerful color of this Hydrangea's flower display will astound you! Billowing pyramidal towers of fluffy, vanilla-white blooms emerge in late July and, as they age, they tint strawberry-pink and, finally, to strawberry-red making this long-lasting floral display look good enough to eat. Since flowers on this selection emerge throughout the months of July and August, there is a kaleidoscope of flower colors present at any one time on the plant, making it a fall treat that is as colorful as it is unique. 'Vanilla Strawberry' has a strong, upright habit that opens up to a more fountain-like shape once all its massive blooms are open and flowers are carried on showy red stems that add to the distinctness of this plant. Like all Panicle Hydrangeas, 'Vanilla Strawberry' prefers a place in the sun, but it will perform well in partial shade, as a specimen, or a brilliant hedge.