Hydrangea pan.

Leading the way

The earliest flowering Panicle Hydrangea we’ve seen, leading the race through the busy season with creamy blooms atop superior upright form.

Strong red stems and a tidy form make Torch™ a great addition to any outdoor space. Plant it in multiples along a border for added privacy or as a centrepiece in your garden. And because it blooms early in the season, you’ll have more time to enjoy your outdoor space.

Hydrangea paniculata ‘HPOPR018’ USPPAF, CPBRAF

Zones 3-8, can handle temperatures down to -40 Celsius or -40 Fahrenheit

Full to part sun; 4-6 hours of sun

Mature Size & Shape:
4-5ft tall and 4-5ft wide, upright
120-150m x 120-150m

Blooms summer through autumn. Starts turning from white to pink weeks earlier than other paniculatas.

torch hydrangea bloom
torch hydrangea flowers
torch hydrangea blooming
torch hydrangea flowering

Planting and Care

Planting your Beekeeper™ Bluebeard is easy:

Dig a hole twice the width of the pot, and deep enough so that when you place the plant in the hole, the top of the root ball is level with the ground around the hole. Fill in the space around the plant with a planting soil mix (you can buy this where you buy the plant) and press the area down with your foot.

Give the plant a good watering to help it settle in.



To get the most out of your Bloomin’ Easy plant, follow these easy care tips. Sign up for reminders (above) to make it even easier!


Your plant needs regular watering to settle into its new home and establish roots. Give your plants a good soaking about once per week, and more often when it’s hot. Keep in mind that plants in containers dry out faster than in the ground. If leaves are wilting or curling, more water is needed. Use a soaker hose or drip system to make watering easier.


Reduce watering and weeding by adding a 2-3 inch layer of organic bark mulch around your plants. You can find this at your local garden center.


Your plant won’t need a lot of fertilizer, but it will benefit from an organic all-purpose fertilizer in the spring when the leaves start to sprout. A fertilizer with a higher middle number (e.g. 15-30-15 or 5-10-5) will work best.


Prune in spring after the threat of frost is over. Trim to a low mounding shape for great form and flower performance.


We understand that you want to create a beautiful, relaxing space to enjoy. This is why we focus on improved plants that require minimal effort to deliver outstanding beauty, as well as making it easy for you to know how and when to provide care for each Bloomin’ Easy plant you grow. You can do this, and we’re here to help!

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