Hydrangea paniculata 'Skyfall' ('Frenne')
Skyfall Hydrangea, Skyfall Panicle Hydrangea, Large Panicle Hydrangea
- Main interest:
- huge flower with large hyacinth-like petals, mid-sized shrub, great cut flower
- full sun to partial shade
- Soil humidity:
- dry to wet soil
- Flower colour:
- green and white
- Flowering period:
- July to September
- dark green
- USDA Hardiness:
- zone 4a: -34.5 °C (-30 °F) View Zone Map
- Mature height & width (max.):
- height: 4 ft (1.2 m) width: 2.5 ft (0.75 m)
- specimen, foundation, accent, low hedge, container
Hydrangea paniculata 'Skyfall' (Skyfall Hydrangea) is famous for its gigantic conical flowerheads that threaten to touch the sky. Enormous green-white blooms with large hyacinth-like petals that are easily supported on the strong, upright stems. The flowers tend to gain light pink tinges over the summer.
A variety of the extremely popular Panicle Hydrangea, this species of Hydrangea is low maintenance, very hardy to the cold, and long lived. Blooms appear on new wood thus should reliably flower even after harsh winters and can be pruned in early spring to desired shape.
Skyfall Hydrangea is a small, compact deciduous shrub with dark green leaves. This large panicle Hydrangea makes excellent cut flowers and winter arrangements.
Synonym(s): Hydrangea paniculata 'Frenne', Hydrangea paniculata 'GRHYPAST05'
Also known as: Skyfall Panicle Hydrangea, Dwarf Panicle Hydrangea, Small Panicle Hydrangea, Compact Panicle Hydrangea, Large-flowered Panicle Hydrangea