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Limelight hydrangea
Plant Care Instructions By Proven Winners

A hardy hydrangea that flowers every year, regardless of winter temperatures. Flowers open green, turn to creamy green-white and finally take on tones of pink, red, and burgundy with the onset of autumn. Flower color is unaffected by soil pH. Hybridized in the Netherlands by Pieter Zwijnenburg. Awards: Pennsylvania Horticultural Society Gold Medal, ASCFG Cut Flower of the Year 2007, Royal Horticultural Society Award of Garden Merit 2008.

Is Indoor Plant?

No

These month by month plant care tasks are for plants in the following zones :
Sunset Zones :
USDA Zones : 3a, 3b, 4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b
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  • Jan
  • Feb
  • Mar
  • Apr
  • May
  • Jun
  • Jul
  • Aug
  • Sep
  • Oct
  • Nov
  • Dec
  • January
    • Mulch

        Maintain a 2-3" layer of shredded bark mulch to regulate soil temperature and help conserve soil moisture.

  • February
    • Mulch

        Maintain a 2-3" layer of shredded bark mulch to regulate soil temperature and help conserve soil moisture.

  • March
    • Buy

        Visit http://www.provenwinners.com/retailers/locate to find a retailer near you.

    • Plant

        May be planted when soil has thawed and is workable.

    • Fertilize

        Fertilize in early spring with a granular fertilizer formulated for trees and shrubs. Apply according to package directions.

    • Prune

        Prune now if desired; concentrate on removing old woody growth and keeping an open, vase-like center.

    • Mulch

        Maintain a 2-3" layer of shredded bark mulch to regulate soil temperature and help conserve soil moisture. Renew now if mulch has been removed or has decomposed.

    • Transplant

        Transplant as soon as soil has thawed and is workable.

  • April
    • Buy

        Visit http://www.provenwinners.com/retailers/locate to find a retailer near you.

    • Plant

        Ideal time to plant 'Limelight' hydrangea.

    • Fertilize

        Fertilize in early spring with a granular fertilizer formulated for trees and shrubs. Apply according to package directions.

    • Water

        Provide supplemental water during periods of hot, dry weather.

    • Prune

        Prune now if desired; concentrate on removing old woody growth and keeping an open, vase-like center.

    • Mulch

        Maintain a 2-3" layer of shredded bark mulch to regulate soil temperature and help conserve soil moisture. Renew now if mulch has been removed or has decomposed.

    • Transplant

        Transplant as soon as soil has thawed and is workable.

  • May
    • Buy

        Visit http://www.provenwinners.com/retailers/locate to find a retailer near you.

    • Plant

        Still an excellent time to plant, provide supplemental water if hot, dry conditions threaten.

    • Fertilize

        Fertilize in early spring with a granular fertilizer formulated for trees and shrubs. Apply according to package directions.

    • Water

        Provide supplemental water during periods of hot, dry weather.

    • Prune

        Prune now if desired - flowering may be delayed by a few weeks and this season's flowers may be smaller when pruned in late spring.

    • Mulch

        Maintain a 2-3" layer of shredded bark mulch to regulate soil temperature and help conserve soil moisture. Renew now if mulch has been removed or has decomposed.

    • Transplant

        Can be successfully transplanted now.

  • June
    • Water

        Provide supplemental water during periods of hot, dry weather.

    • Mulch

        Maintain a 2-3" layer of shredded bark mulch to regulate soil temperature and help conserve soil moisture.

  • July
    • Water

        Provide supplemental water during periods of hot, dry weather.

    • Mulch

        Maintain a 2-3" layer of shredded bark mulch to regulate soil temperature and help conserve soil moisture.

  • August
    • Water

        Provide supplemental water during periods of hot, dry weather.

    • Mulch

        Maintain a 2-3" layer of shredded bark mulch to regulate soil temperature and help conserve soil moisture.

  • September
    • Buy

        Visit http://www.provenwinners.com/retailers/locate to find a retailer near you.

    • Plant

        An excellent time to plant one or add another to your landscape. Great fall color!

    • Fertilize

        May be fertilized now, though spring is preferable. Use a granular fertilizer formulated for trees and shrubs, applied according to package directions.

    • Water

        Provide supplemental water during periods of hot, dry weather.

    • Mulch

        Maintain a 2-3" layer of shredded bark mulch to regulate soil temperature and help conserve soil moisture.

  • October
    • Buy

        Visit http://www.provenwinners.com/retailers/locate to find a retailer near you.

    • Plant

        An excellent time to plant one or add another to your landscape. Great fall color!

    • Fertilize

        May be fertilized now, though spring is preferable. Use a granular fertilizer formulated for trees and shrubs, applied according to package directions.

    • Water

        Continue to provide supplemental water if autumn has been hot and dry.

    • Mulch

        Maintain a 2-3" layer of shredded bark mulch to regulate soil temperature and help conserve soil moisture. Renew now if mulch has been removed or has decomposed.

    • Transplant

        May be transplanted now.

  • November
    • Fertilize

        May be fertilized now, though spring is preferable. Use a granular fertilizer formulated for trees and shrubs, applied according to package directions.

    • Mulch

        Maintain a 2-3" layer of shredded bark mulch to regulate soil temperature and help conserve soil moisture. Renew now if mulch has been removed or has decomposed.

    • Transplant

        May be transplanted now.

  • December
    • Mulch

        Maintain a 2-3" layer of shredded bark mulch to regulate soil temperature and help conserve soil moisture. Renew now if mulch has been removed or has decomposed.

  • Winter
    • Spring
      • Summer
        • Fall
          • Buy

            When's the best time to buy this plant? When can you buy these from seed (if you can)? When is it usually available? What are things to look for when you're buying it? Or anything other tidbit of information you can share!

            •  Jan
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            •  Apr
            •  May
            •  Jun
            •  Jul
            •  Aug
            •  Sep
            •  Oct
            •  Nov
            •  Dec
            • March

              Visit http://www.provenwinners.com/retailers/locate to find a retailer near you.

            • April

              Visit http://www.provenwinners.com/retailers/locate to find a retailer near you.

            • May

              Visit http://www.provenwinners.com/retailers/locate to find a retailer near you.

            • September

              Visit http://www.provenwinners.com/retailers/locate to find a retailer near you.

            • October

              Visit http://www.provenwinners.com/retailers/locate to find a retailer near you.

          • Plant

            When's a good time to plant this plant or bulb? Any special planting instructions?

            •  Jan
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            •  Mar
            •  Apr
            •  May
            •  Jun
            •  Jul
            •  Aug
            •  Sep
            •  Oct
            •  Nov
            •  Dec
            • March

              May be planted when soil has thawed and is workable.

            • April

              Ideal time to plant 'Limelight' hydrangea.

            • May

              Still an excellent time to plant, provide supplemental water if hot, dry conditions threaten.

            • September

              An excellent time to plant one or add another to your landscape. Great fall color!

            • October

              An excellent time to plant one or add another to your landscape. Great fall color!

          • Sow Seeds

            When can you plant these seeds? When's the best time? Can you start them indoors and move them out? Do they have any special requirements?

            •  Jan
            •  Feb
            •  Mar
            •  Apr
            •  May
            •  Jun
            •  Jul
            •  Aug
            •  Sep
            •  Oct
            •  Nov
            •  Dec
            • Fertilize

              When should you fertilize this plant? Which kind of fertilizer do you recommend? Should you use different fertilizers at different times of year?

              •  Jan
              •  Feb
              •  Mar
              •  Apr
              •  May
              •  Jun
              •  Jul
              •  Aug
              •  Sep
              •  Oct
              •  Nov
              •  Dec
              • March

                Fertilize in early spring with a granular fertilizer formulated for trees and shrubs. Apply according to package directions.

              • April

                Fertilize in early spring with a granular fertilizer formulated for trees and shrubs. Apply according to package directions.

              • May

                Fertilize in early spring with a granular fertilizer formulated for trees and shrubs. Apply according to package directions.

              • September

                May be fertilized now, though spring is preferable. Use a granular fertilizer formulated for trees and shrubs, applied according to package directions.

              • October

                May be fertilized now, though spring is preferable. Use a granular fertilizer formulated for trees and shrubs, applied according to package directions.

              • November

                May be fertilized now, though spring is preferable. Use a granular fertilizer formulated for trees and shrubs, applied according to package directions.

            • Water

              Is there a time to reduce or increase watering? Any special requirements? Things to avoid during certain times of the year?

              •  Jan
              •  Feb
              •  Mar
              •  Apr
              •  May
              •  Jun
              •  Jul
              •  Aug
              •  Sep
              •  Oct
              •  Nov
              •  Dec
              • April

                Provide supplemental water during periods of hot, dry weather.

              • May

                Provide supplemental water during periods of hot, dry weather.

              • June

                Provide supplemental water during periods of hot, dry weather.

              • July

                Provide supplemental water during periods of hot, dry weather.

              • August

                Provide supplemental water during periods of hot, dry weather.

              • September

                Provide supplemental water during periods of hot, dry weather.

              • October

                Continue to provide supplemental water if autumn has been hot and dry.

            • Prune

              When's a good time to prune this plant? How about deadheading, pinching back, trimming or any other grooming? Any special requirements?

              •  Jan
              •  Feb
              •  Mar
              •  Apr
              •  May
              •  Jun
              •  Jul
              •  Aug
              •  Sep
              •  Oct
              •  Nov
              •  Dec
              • March

                Prune now if desired; concentrate on removing old woody growth and keeping an open, vase-like center.

              • April

                Prune now if desired; concentrate on removing old woody growth and keeping an open, vase-like center.

              • May

                Prune now if desired - flowering may be delayed by a few weeks and this season's flowers may be smaller when pruned in late spring.

            • Mulch

              Does this plant need to be mulched? Are there specific types of Mulch which are better for this plant? How much?

              •  Jan
              •  Feb
              •  Mar
              •  Apr
              •  May
              •  Jun
              •  Jul
              •  Aug
              •  Sep
              •  Oct
              •  Nov
              •  Dec
              • January

                Maintain a 2-3" layer of shredded bark mulch to regulate soil temperature and help conserve soil moisture.

              • February

                Maintain a 2-3" layer of shredded bark mulch to regulate soil temperature and help conserve soil moisture.

              • March

                Maintain a 2-3" layer of shredded bark mulch to regulate soil temperature and help conserve soil moisture. Renew now if mulch has been removed or has decomposed.

              • April

                Maintain a 2-3" layer of shredded bark mulch to regulate soil temperature and help conserve soil moisture. Renew now if mulch has been removed or has decomposed.

              • May

                Maintain a 2-3" layer of shredded bark mulch to regulate soil temperature and help conserve soil moisture. Renew now if mulch has been removed or has decomposed.

              • June

                Maintain a 2-3" layer of shredded bark mulch to regulate soil temperature and help conserve soil moisture.

              • July

                Maintain a 2-3" layer of shredded bark mulch to regulate soil temperature and help conserve soil moisture.

              • August

                Maintain a 2-3" layer of shredded bark mulch to regulate soil temperature and help conserve soil moisture.

              • September

                Maintain a 2-3" layer of shredded bark mulch to regulate soil temperature and help conserve soil moisture.

              • October

                Maintain a 2-3" layer of shredded bark mulch to regulate soil temperature and help conserve soil moisture. Renew now if mulch has been removed or has decomposed.

              • November

                Maintain a 2-3" layer of shredded bark mulch to regulate soil temperature and help conserve soil moisture. Renew now if mulch has been removed or has decomposed.

              • December

                Maintain a 2-3" layer of shredded bark mulch to regulate soil temperature and help conserve soil moisture. Renew now if mulch has been removed or has decomposed.

            • Protect

              When and how should you protect this plant from birds, deer, rabbits? Does this plant need be covered, or wrapped or painted or moved?

              •  Jan
              •  Feb
              •  Mar
              •  Apr
              •  May
              •  Jun
              •  Jul
              •  Aug
              •  Sep
              •  Oct
              •  Nov
              •  Dec
              • Pest/Disease Inspection

                What are the common problems this plant will face and when should you look for them to appear?

                •  Jan
                •  Feb
                •  Mar
                •  Apr
                •  May
                •  Jun
                •  Jul
                •  Aug
                •  Sep
                •  Oct
                •  Nov
                •  Dec
                • Treat for Pest/Disease

                  How do you treat the common problems for this plant? What products or concoctions or natural means do you use? Any special requirements?

                  •  Jan
                  •  Feb
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                  •  Apr
                  •  May
                  •  Jun
                  •  Jul
                  •  Aug
                  •  Sep
                  •  Oct
                  •  Nov
                  •  Dec
                  • Transplant

                    When's the best time to dig up and transplant this from one spot to another? (This is different than planting). Any special requirements?

                    •  Jan
                    •  Feb
                    •  Mar
                    •  Apr
                    •  May
                    •  Jun
                    •  Jul
                    •  Aug
                    •  Sep
                    •  Oct
                    •  Nov
                    •  Dec
                    • March

                      Transplant as soon as soil has thawed and is workable.

                    • April

                      Transplant as soon as soil has thawed and is workable.

                    • May

                      Can be successfully transplanted now.

                    • October

                      May be transplanted now.

                    • November

                      May be transplanted now.

                  • Propagate

                    When's a good time to divide, take cuttings, layer or propagate this plant. Any special requirements?

                    •  Jan
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                    •  May
                    •  Jun
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                    •  Aug
                    •  Sep
                    •  Oct
                    •  Nov
                    •  Dec
                    • Harvest

                      When's a good time to harvest this plant? What's the best way to harvest? Are there special requirements or features?

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                      •  May
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                      •  Sep
                      •  Oct
                      •  Nov
                      •  Dec
                      • Special requirements

                        Any other requirement for this plant? Is there anything that doesn't fit into the other care categories?

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