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Fire Light® Panicle Hydrangea Hydrangea paniculata

  • Hardy Zones
    • 3 - 8
  • Exposure
    • Part Sun to Sun
  • Season
    • Summer
    • Fall
  • Mature Size
    • 54 - 72 Inches
Generally, plants that are in stock will be shipped within a week after your order is received.
Once it has shipped you will receive an email with your FedEx tracking number.

Occasionally plants may be trimmed before shipping to ensure fuller branching and flowering in your garden.
$19.99
Size: Quart
ColorChoice® Flowering Shrubs
Fire Light® Panicle Hydrangea Hydrangea paniculata
Part Sun to Sun 54 - 72

Features

Fire Light® is the standard to measure all panicle hydrangeas! We developed this easy-to-grow, reliable panicle hydrangea in Michigan, selecting it for its huge, full flower heads and sturdy, strong stems. Blooms emerge creamy-white and age to a vivid red for lots of summer color. It makes a great cut flower, fresh or dried, and can be used as a hedge, specimen, or incorporated into flower gardens and foundation plantings. 

Top three reasons to grow Fire Light® hydrangea:

- Exceptionally hardy, growing and flowering well even in chilly zone 3

- large flowers age to red early in the summer for a colorful display

- low-maintenance and easy to grow - the perfect plant for "black thumbs."

Best Seller
Long Blooming
Fall Interest

Characteristics

Duration: 
Shrub
Shrub Type: 
Deciduous
Height Category: 
Medium
Garden Height: 
54 - 72 Inches
Spacing: 
54 - 72 Inches
Spread: 
54 - 72 Inches
Flower Colors: 
Pink
Flower Colors: 
Red
Flower Colors: 
White
Flower Shade: 
White changing to pink-red
Foliage Colors: 
Green
Foliage Shade: 
green
Habit: 
Upright
Container Role: 
Thriller

Plant Needs

Light Requirement: 
Part Sun to Sun
Maintenance Category: 
Easy
Blooms On: 
New Wood
Bloom Time: 
Early Summer
Bloom Time: 
Mid Summer
Bloom Time: 
Late Summer
Hardiness Zones: 
3a, 3b, 4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b
Water Category: 
Average
Uses: 
Border Plant
Uses: 
Container
Uses: 
Cut Flower
Uses: 
Dried Flower
Uses: 
Good for Screening
Uses: 
Landscape
Uses: 
Mass Planting
Uses: 
Specimen or Focal Point
Maintenance Notes: 

Panicle hydrangeas are best pruned in late fall or early spring. Cut the branches back by about one-third their total length. This plant tolerates a wide range of conditions, but does not grow well in soggy soil. Plant in full sun in zones 3-7; afternoon shade is preferable in warmer areas. A good 2-3" (5-7.6 cm) layer of shredded bark mulch over the roots is very beneficial.

If desired, fertilize in early spring with a granular fertilizer formulated for woody plants, like a rose fertilizer.

Fire Light hydrangea is a true show off in the summer garden!

Fire Light® Hydrangea paniculata 'SMHPFL' USPP 25,135, Can 5,160
  • I bought this hydrangea late summer last year. The color shift from white to dark pink is the best I have seen from any hydrangea. Even better than Quick Fire which is one of my favorites. I also like the upright growth habit. Right now it is still small but I was amazed at the amount of flowers it produced this summer!! It is sure to become one of my favorites!

    Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    Cheryl Dexter
    Liverpool
    New York
    United States
    1 week ago
  • Outstanding Hydrangea. It blooms early in summer, comes out white, then turns the best shade of rich pink of any Hydrangea. Great accent plant or even as a grouping, hedge!!

    Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    Dave
    Coatesville
    Pennsylvania
    United States
    12 weeks ago
  • Beautiful shrub!! Amazing color change from white to deep pink.

    Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    Claudia Trgovic
    Winterville
    North Carolina
    United States
    2 years ago
  • Beautiful shrub!! Amazing color change from white to deep pink.

    Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    Claudia Trgovic
    Winterville
    North Carolina
    United States
    2 years ago
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