From the same hybridizer as the award-winning Pinky Winky®, Bobo® was introduced in Belgium where its compact size was celebrated as a center of interest tucked in smaller garden borders and in containers on terraces. Plants are covered midsummer to fall with large blooms held on strong stems. Gold medal winner for its innovative size and habit. A Proven Winners®/Color Choice® variety. 'ILVOBO PP 22,782
Because Paniculata Hydrangeas bloom on new growth, they typically flower normally even if the twigs have been killed back by frost. Plant in a sunny, well-drained spot; some early afternoon shade is beneficial in hot southern regions. Prune in late winter or early spring.
Hydrangea is a valuable genus of some 100 species of shrubs and vines grown for their large and very showy flower heads. Hydrangeas are at their best in summer and fall—a quiet time for most woody plants—and are worth having for that reason alone.
For information on Hydrangea care, click Growing Guide.
HOW PLANTS ARE SHIPPED
The size of the plants we ship has been selected to reduce the shock of transplanting. For some, this means a large, bareroot crown. Others cannot travel bareroot or transplant best if grown in containers. We ship these perennials and annuals in 1 pint pots, except as noted. We must point out that many perennials will not bloom the first year after planting, but will the following year, amply rewarding your patience. We ship bulbs as dormant, bare bulbs, sometimes with some wood shavings or moss. Shrubs, Roses, vines, and other woody plants may be shipped bareroot or in pots. The size of the pot is noted in the quick facts for each item.
WHEN WE SHIP
We ship our bulbs and plants at the right time for planting in your area, except as noted, with orders dispatched on a first-come, first-served basis by climate zone. Estimated dates for shipping are indicated in the Shipping Details box for each item. Please refer to the Shipping Details box to determine the earliest shipping time. Unless you specify otherwise, fertilizers, tools, and other non-plant items are shipped with your plants or bulbs. Please supply a street address for delivery. Kindly contact us with two weeks notice, if you'll be away at expected time of delivery.
We guarantee to ship plants that are in prime condition for growing. If your order is damaged or fails to meet your expectations, we will cheerfully replace or refund it. Please contact our Customer Service Department at 1-800-503-9624 or email us at [email protected]. Please include your order number or customer number when contacting us.
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plantladyalways from Torrington, CT
When I received this plant in the spring of 2013 it was very small, which is to be expected because its mature size is around 30". It was dormant upon arrival, I planted it, and it leafed out nicely, but did not put on substantial new growth. It surprised me with blooms and the sight of this little plant covered in blossoms was truly amazing. I can't wait to see what it does this year!
Master Gardener from Wintersville Ohio
I planted this little hydrangea in a west facing bed bordered by a cement porch and sidewalk in a bed atop a wall next to our driveway. It grew beautifully and produced blooms the first season. I did not plant it in a pot because I needed a small plant for this area. I plan to order another one this spring to tuck into an empty space in another area of this front bed.
A viewer from Madison WI (USA)
After quite a bit of research, I bought the incredibly 'hyped' BOBO paniculata Hydrangea. Planted 15 of them in two different flower beds. Perfect conditions for all. After 2-3 years, they've done nothing! June 2016, they are not more than 1' high x 6" wide, at most. ALL of them. I think the BOBO is a 'bust!' Total hype.
A viewer from Fort Collins
I was extremely excited about this new hydrangea. After I ordered my plants in June of 2013, they finally were shipped in September. To my dismay, they were very small and have never produced flowers.
Latin Name Pronunciation: hye-dran'jee-uh
Growing H. paniculata
Light/Watering: Most varieties thrive in full sun in the North, but in the South require afternoon shade. Moist soils that do not dry out are best; do not plant in hot, dry, exposed sites. Mulch to conserve moisture and buffer soil temperatures.
Fertilizer/Soil and pH: Fertilize once in spring with a fertilizer designed to encourage blooms (such as 15-30-15). Soils should be moist but well drained, and rich in organic matter.
Pests/Diseases: None serious. Occasionally powdery mildew will infect the foliage, especially in humid areas with poor air circulation. Treat with an appropriate fungicide if the problem is serious, and be sure to rake up and destroy all fallen foliage in the autumn.
Pruning: Little pruning is needed beyond removing any dead wood whenever seen. If desired, plants can be cut back as needed in early spring. Hydrangea paniculata blooms on new wood.
Tree form Hydrangea paniculata: Prune in early spring, removing lower suckers and up to half the older top growth.
Transplanting: Young plants may be transplanted when dormant in early spring. Prune top growth after transplanting to reduce water loss.
End of Season Care: Rake up and destroy any fallen foliage that was infected by powdery mildew or other fungi.
Calendar of Care
Early Spring: If desired, prune as indicated above. Feed plants with a fertilizer high in phosphorus (such as 15-30-15) to encourage blooms. Complete any transplanting before leaves unfurl.
Mid-Spring: Mulch plants after soil has warmed to conserve moisture and buffer soil temperatures. Watch for powdery mildew and treat as needed.
Summer: As soon as blooms fade, remove old flowering stems.
Fall: Remove and destroy any fallen foliage that was infected by powdery mildew.
For more information on growing Hydrangeas, click here.