Hydrangea paniculata Lava Lamp™ Moonrock

Chartreuse, cone-shaped flowers

Common Name Lavalamp Moonrock panicle hydrangea
Botanical Name Hydrangea p. ‘Kolmakilima’ Lava Lamp™ Moonrock PPAF /CPBRAF
Size 4-6' tall by 4-6' wide
USDA hardiness Zones 3-9
Sun / Shade Full sun – Part sun (4-6 hours per day)
Soil Average garden soil
Moisture Moist, but well-drained
Disease and Pests None known
Landscape use Container plantings, cutting gardens, mixed plantings, urban gardens
Market appeal / Uniqueness Creamy blooms with a texture like the surface of the moon open with lime-green centers and age to apple green and continue to please throughout the summer months and into fall.
Propagation Methods Vegetative cuttings
Bloom Time Summer

Angela and Linda’s Garden Notes:

What do lava lamps and Hydrangea paniculatas have in common? Aside from the obvious similar shape of the lamps and flowers, in the right setting, both can certainly cause you to pause and experience what “living in the now” feels like.  Moonrock is the newest introduction in the Lava Lamp Series, introduced by Van Belle Nurseries through their hip, new Bloomin’ Easy® program. Selected for its unique transformation of color, creamy white blooms emerge with an intense lime-green center, unlike any in its class. Upright, sturdy stems and its mid-size habit make Moonrock ideal for large patio containers and mixed borders. And… as Van Belle says, “because its so low maintenance, you’ll have time to chill out and enjoy the view.”

 

For Gardeners

Pruning: Plants can be pruned to the ground and will reliably produce flowers the same season. For best results and more flower power, prune to your liking in fall if you live in the south and early spring if you live in the north.