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This plant will provide nectar and pollen for bees and the many other types of pollinating insects.
It is included in an evolving list of plants carefully researched and chosen by RHS experts. Divided into 3 groups these lists, linked below, are maintained by a team of RHS staff and are reviewed annually.
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Other common names
paniculate hydrangea 'Phantom'
Hydrangea can be deciduous or evergreen shrubs, or self-clinging climbers, with flowers in clusters usually comprising both small fertile and more showy sterile flowers; often good autumn colour
'Phantom' is an upright to spreading plant, 145 x 195cm, with strong, stiff stems supporting large, very dense panicles, tapering above, rounded below. Leaves are yellow-green, stems green, maturing to mid-brown. Fertile florets are pale pink and white. Sterile florets white with some lime green flushing, deep pink at maturity
Toxicity May cause mild stomach upset if ingested
All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets
Aspect North-facing or East-facing or South-facing or West-facing
Exposure Sheltered or Exposed
MoistureWell-drained, Moist but well-drained
SoilSand, Clay, Loam
pHAcid, Neutral, Alkaline
Time to ultimate height
Grow in moist but well-drained moderately fertile, humus-rich soil in full sun or partial shade
Propagate by softwood cuttings in early summer or hardwood cuttings in winter
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Flower borders and beds Low Maintenance
City & Courtyard Gardens Coastal Cottage & Informal Garden
Pruning Pruning group 1 or Pruning group 6
Pests Aphids, capsid bug, vine weevil and hydrangea scale insects may be a problem
May be subject to a leaf spot (see leaf damage on woody plants), powdery mildew, grey mould (Botrytis) and honey fungus
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