Plant Profile – Phantom Hydrangea
- by Bobbi Grimm
Aug 02, 2018
The Phantom Hydrangea is one of the larger hydrangeas available. It can grow up to 6-8 feet high and wide. It does best in a partial sun area of your lawn and will produce amazing white flowers that can grow up to 15 inches long. As the Summer progresses, the white flowers will slowly turn to a soft pink. It is a heavy bloomer with sturdy stems that do not flop.
The flowers appear in mid-summer and stay through the rest of the season. Like all hydrangeas, the Winter can cause them to die back to the ground but they will push back and can still achieve their normal size. They look amazing when done in a hedge row and allowed to grow to their full size. In the Fall, the dead flower heads can be cut off when doing your Fall clean up or left on over the winter to provide some Winter interest.