A short selection that ages to deep raspberry.

Hydrangea paniculata Magical® Ruby Snow

Creamy white cone-shaped flowers that age to bright, raspberry red on a compact, yet vigorous plant.

This new selection was found and brought to us by Frederick H. Ray, a former horticulture professor at Delaware Valley College in Pennsylvania. Mophead hydrangeas have been wildly popular in the gardening world, but if you’re looking for a flowering shrub to extend the season, panicle hydrangeas can’t be beat. Easy to grow with reliable flower power, they bloom on new wood – even in the coldest climates - which guarantees bright, billowy panicles year after year through the hottest months of summer.

Ruby Snow is a sensational new variety whose bright white panicles open in mid-summer. Closer to fall, as the nights cool, each cone shaped panicle turns ruby-red from the base up, leaving the tips topped in white like a snow cone. A compact form with strong stems, Ruby Snow can be planted in smaller gardens among other flowering shrubs and perennials. Plant in groupings or as exclamation marks along a garden path to draw the eye in. A true performer, even a beginning gardener will enjoy bragging rights with Ruby Snow!
selected Haas’ Halo from a batch of seedlings given to him by Joan Haas. He selected this plant out of the batch because it has strong, sturdy, erect stems, deep bluish-green, glossy foliage, and huge white lace-cap flowers. Each bloom is up to 14” in diameter. These are some of the loveliest dried flowers I’ve seen in a long time. Haas Halo is one smooth hydrangea that will not wilt on the first dry day of summer. It can handle massive droughts and a long, hot summer full of heat and humidity. It is beautiful planted as a specimen and just as lovely en masse along a woodland edge. This fantastic, strong new selection would prefer morning sun, but if it’s got enough water, it can handle anything you give it. Bring on the heat for this native beauty.

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Who Am I?

  • Program

  • Genus

  • Species

  • Common Name

    Magical® Ruby Snow panicle hydrangea
  • Botanical Name

    Hydrangea p. ‘Bokomarus’ PPAF

Cultural Details

  • Bloom Time

    Summer to fall on new wood
  • Size

    3-4’ tall by 4-5’ wide
  • Hardiness Zone

  • Light

    Full sun to partial shade (especially in the south)
  • Soil

    Average garden soil
  • Moisture

    Moist to dry.
  • Disease & Pests

    None known
  • Landscape Use

    Foundation plantings, cutting gardens, mixed borders, massing, native plant gardens.
  • Propagation


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