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.
Bred by Wim Rutten, circa 2005.
Trade designation: H. p. ‘Fire and Ice’
Zones: 3 to 9
Size: Medium (to 1.5m).
Color in neutral soil:
White aging to magenta
Color in acidic soil with AI present:
White aging to magenta (no change)
Ray florets: 3 or 4 sepals, overlapping, slightly serrated, 30mm diam.
Towards the end of the season, the ray florets invert exposing the reverse sides which have changed to a bright magenta colour.
Leaves: Matt light green. Striking bright magenta stems, petioles, peduncles and pedicels.