ZINFIN DOLL® Panicle Hydrangea

Zone: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 Exposure: Full Sun, Part Sun Height: 4.5-6' Width/Spread: 4.5-6'

Big mophead blooms and a two-toned coloration make Zinfin Doll a real treat in the garden. Its flowers emerge soft white and slowly turn pink from the bottom up, giving you a months-long progressive color show! Built from a base of strong stems, each of its massive flowers stays upright even amidst wind and rain. It grows to a moderate size, perfect for growing in containers, small beds, or in mixed borders. Buds are set on new wood, so you’ll never have to worry ab out a cold winter’s chill zapping your chance of a beautiful summer show.

Why grow Zinfin Doll® panicle hydrangea?

  • Gorgeous progressive color show.
  • Easy care maintenance regimen.
  • Blooms last for a very long time!
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Light: The most sun-tolerant type of hydrangea! It will thrive in full sun to Part Sun. In warmer zones, it could benefit from placement in afternoon shade.

Soil: Prefers moist soil that drains easily. Any period of extended sogginess will not be tolerated. Soil pH does not affect flower color, it matures to deep pink in the fall. If browning occurs instead of aging to pink, this is an indication the nights are too warm or that it is getting inconsistent water.

Water: Average water needs.

Fertilizing: Nothing special required. If desired, you may apply a granular fertilizer formulated for woody plants in late winter/early spring when the soil is workable.

Pruning: Pruning is recommended in early spring. Remove weak branches in the middle and about 1/3 of the height and width. Make cuts just about 1/4 of an inch above a bud. Dead or damaged wood can be removed at any time, just cut back to a set of leaves!

Other: It can be used as a cut flower! For its longest vase life, cut vertically up the stem about 2 inches. This will help it absorb more water.

Botanical Name

Hydrangea paniculata 'SMNHPRZEP' PP#26,956, CBR#5721


3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8

Flower Color

Pink, White

Foliage Color







Full Sun, Part Sun



Season of Interest

Fall, Summer


Borders, Containers, Cutting Gardens, Hedges, Mass Planting, Specimen


Alkaline soil, Clay soil, Cut flower, Fall interest, Salt tolerant

Blooms On

New wood


Tim Wood


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