How can you not love the name Pinky Winky for a Hydrangea Shrub?! I’m a huge fan of pink and love the hydrangea shrub almost as much as I love peppers.
Picking A Location
I fell in love with the Pinky Winky Hydrangea because of its name and just had to add it to my garden. As of 2017 I only have 1 Pinky Winky in my garden because this one is very special and it is also hard to find in my area. We added on to our home in 2008 leaving me a 22 foot stretch of part sun location to build up with flowers and shrubs. The entry to my new sunroom is just around the corner from where I planted the Pinky Winky. In this location, the shrub gets mostly shade with about 2 hours of the hot afternoon sun. I do realize these are not the ideal conditions for the shrub to put on a spectacular bloom show during the summer.
Look how tiny the Pinky Winky was the first year I planted this in my garden. That same rock is still under the shrub today along with some coral bells and other shade-loving plants like Spring pansies.
What I LOVE about the Pinky Winky Shrub
There are five different types of Hydrangeas and the Pinky Winky is a Panicle hydrangeas | Hydrangea
This shrub started blooming in mid-summer in my Ohio hardiness zone 5b garden holding a creamy white flower. This Proven Winners Hydrangea is at the edge of the landscaped area that receives sun later in the afternoon. One may think Pinky Winky is a weird name for a shrub that turns pink in the later part of its bloom cycle. I’m just passionate about the deep green foliage and pink branches on the shrub.
This attractive shrub in the garden from early spring until the last hard frost requires little to NO maintenance. Although I love to prune it back each spring to remove the old dried blooms and keep the shrub at the height I desire. Most homeowners would consider this a prime reason to own a Pinky Winky in their landscape.
Get Your Own
The best place to look for hydrangea shrubs like the Pinky Winky variety featured in today’s post is to go to your local garden center. If you can’t find one at local garden centers you can order the shrub online. I recommend purchasing through Amazon at Proven Winners Pinky Winky.
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