Hydrangea paniculata ‘Tardiva’ is a good-looking and well-behaved shrub and, like most paniculatas, will tolerate full sun.
Inflorescence: Panicle 180mm l x 120mm w. Mostly sterile flowers, very few fertile flowers. Late season flowering.
Uncertain origin but one story is that a plant named ‘Tardiva’ was received by Michael Haworth-Booth from Chenault Nurseries, Orleans, around 1970. Bean (1991) confirms it was a French introduction.
Zones: 3 to 9
Size: Large (to 3m).
Color in neutral soil:
White, aging to pink
Color in acidic soil with AI present:
White, aging to pink (no change)
Ray florets: 4 or 5 sepals, rounded, entire, overlapping, 30mm diam.
Leaves: Typical H. paniculata leaf, 65mm l x 40mm w.