Common name: Hydrangea Pinky Winky
Botanical name: Hydrangea paniculata ‘DVPinky’
What it is: A new tree-type hydrangea that gets masses of bicolor pink and white cone-shaped flowers from late summer into fall. Can be grown as a dwarf tree or as a multi-stemmed shrub.
Size: 8 feet tall, 6 feet wide is a good maintenance shrub-form size.
Where to use: Great specimen for a house corner or bed or border centerpiece. Also makes a striking flowering hedge when planted 5 or 6 feet apart. Sun to part shade.
Why I like it: Because it is beautiful and stays that way for a long time. The dried cone-shaped heads remain on the plant for a long and can be spray painted for holiday decorations.