Hydrangea paniculata ‘Wim’s Red’

synonym: H. p. ‘Fire and Ice’ PPAF, EU 29135

Bred by Wim Rutten.

H. paniculata Wims Red AA

Hydrangea paniculata ‘Wim’s Red’ is an excellent panicle hydrangea; in fact, it is definitely our favourite.  Can be grown as a standard to make a very special feature plant.

Inflorescence: Panicle, 120mm across. Flowers open white, turn pink by mid-season, then to a bright magenta.

Colour in neutral soil:      White aging to magenta
Colour in acidic soil with Al present:       White aging to magenta (no change)

H. paniculata Wims Red floret AA

Ray florets: 3 or 4 sepals, overlapping, slightly serrated, 30mm diam.

H. paniculata Wims Red floret BB

Towards the end of the season, the ray florets invert exposing the reverse sides which have changed to a bright magenta colour.

Zones: 3 to 9
Size: Medium (to 1.5m).

H. paniculata Wims Red leaf B

Leaves: Matt light green.  Striking bright magenta stems, petioles, peduncles and pedicels.