‘Polar Bear’ turns from lime to pure white and pink

Hydrangea paniculata 'Polar Bear' - photo: Breederplants

Hydrangea paniculata ‘Polar Bear’ – photo: Breederplants

‘Polar Bear’ is a new Hydrangea paniculata with compact cone-shaped flowers in a lime colour that quickly changes to pure white. During the autumn, the flowers of this plant that is bred by Arjen Bregman from Hazerswoude-Dorp (Netherlands), turn pink. The flowers, sized between 30 and 40 cm (when planted in open ground), are carried on brown-coloured stalks. ‘Polar Bear’ can reach heights of 1.5 m (including flower) and a width of 1.5 m. Temperatures of -25°/-30° C should not be a problem for this variety.
Hydrangea paniculata ‘Polar Bear’ is entered in the Plantarium 2013 novelty contest by royalty management agency Breederplants. This trade fair for hardy nursery stock is held August 21-24 in Netherlands. Breederplants describes the new paniculata as very suitable for patio, hedge and border.
Starting material of ‘Polar Bear’ is in production in Netherlands, Germany, Poland, France and England. Breederplants estimates the total number of young plants at 50.000 pcs. Damen uit België and Wroblewski Nurseries from Poland sell the first ‘Polar Bear’ plants in 3 liter pots.
'Polar Bear' - photo: Breederplants

‘Polar Bear’ – photo: Breederplants