All the cultivars of Panicle Hydrangea, Hydrangea paniculata, are robust, fast growing shrubs that are extremely hardy, adaptable and very easy to grow in full sun to partial shade. The pyramidal flowers arrive from late summer into the fall and are a fresh, bright welcome sight in a shady corner or the shrub border.
They all flower on new wood so prune in the fall or early spring.
As you look over the cultivars keep the ultimate size in mind. These are large shrubs and need room to fully develop. Unlike the Bigleaf Hydrangeas, flower color is not dependent upon the pH of the soil but they do share the same basic cultural requirements of all Hydrangeas:
A deep, rich, moist, well-drained site is best, and water adequately–especially in the dog days of summer!