Hydrangea paniculata ‘Bulk’ is an early blooming variety. Suitable for borders, mass planting or training as a standard.
A result of crossing H. p. ‘Dharuma’ x H. p. ‘Pink Diamond’ (same parents as H. p. ‘Wim’s Red’). The trade designation EARLY SENSATION is confusing as there is an ‘Early Sensation’ in the H. m. Forever & Ever Series.
Inflorescence: 150 x 150mm across. Large upright flower panicles with white-colored sterile flowers that become red purple in colour in the late summer and autumn.
Bred by Rein Bulk, Boskoop, Netherlands in 1991.
Trade designation: EARLY SENSATION
synonym: H. p. ‘Quick Fire’
US Patent USPP16,812 granted July, 2006; Canadian Breeders’ Rights CBR3398 granted November, 2008
– both to Spring Meadow Nursery, USA.
Zones: 3 to 9
Size: Medium (to 1.5m).
Color in neutral soil:
Color in acidic soil with AI present:
White (no change)
Ray florets: 4 sepals, rounded, entire, overlapping, 25mm diam.
Leaves: Simple, opposite and deciduous. Ovate. Margin: serrate. Apex: acute. Base: obtuse. Venation pattern: pinnate. Texture of adaxial and abaxial surfaces: smooth and glabrous, 130mm l x 60mm w.