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Little Quick Fire® Panicle Hydrangea Hydrangea paniculata

  • Part Sun to Sun
  • Sun

The optimum amount of sun or shade each plant needs to thrive: Full Sun (6+ hours), Part Sun (4-6 hours), Full Shade (up to 4 hours).

Flower Season
  • Summer
Mature Size
5' 5'
3' - 5'
3' - 5'
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    Dwarf form of the popular Quick Fire® hydrangea!

    Like Quick Fire, it is early blooming, flowering about a month before other hydrangeas. White flowers transform to pink-red as summer progresses. This dwarf plant fits easily into any landscape, including container gardens. Add it to your existing hydrangea garden to extend the blooming season.

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    Drought Tolerant
    Small or Miniature


    Plant Type: 
    Shrub Type: 
    Height Category: 
    Garden Height: 
    36 - 60 Inches
    36 - 60 Inches
    36 - 60 Inches
    Flower Colors: 
    Flower Colors: 
    Flower Shade: 
    white flowers turn pink in later summer
    Foliage Colors: 
    Foliage Shade: 
    Container Role: 

    Plant Needs

    Light Requirement: 
    Part Sun to Sun
    Light Requirement: 
    Maintenance Category: 
    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: 
    Border Plant
    Cut Flower
    Dried Flower
    Uses Notes: 

    This dwarf form of Quick Fire fits easily into any landscape. Use it in a mixed border, or as a showy specimen or foundation plant. Its early bloom time will extend your garden's hydrangea season.

    Maintenance Notes: 

    Trim in late winter/early spring. Apply a slow-release fertilizer in spring. Flower color is not affected by soil pH.

    Little Quick Fire® Hydrangea paniculata 'SMHPLQF' USPP 25,136, Can 5,406
  • 10 Reviews

    Browse reviews from people who have grown this plant.
    • My first year with these little quick fire hydrangeas in five different containers that line the front of our property. With water and sunlight they’re doing really great. Even have little blooms going now (October) in white/cream/blush/ and even red. Love the variation and I hope they survive for years to come.

      Eric M
      , New Jersey
      , United States
      , 11 weeks ago
    • I bought two of these plants from HD and I have one in ground and one in a pot both are doing well and the blooms have turned from white to pink they are beautiful.. I can’t wait to see what next year will be like.

      , Maryland
      , United States
      , 16 weeks ago
    • I have had the plant for 3 yrs now with no pretty flowers at all. Like the other guy said, tons of bloom buds grow but only a very few will open and they quickly go from white to brown. No red and no pink. Maybe it doesn't like where it's at? Full sun all day. I think I'll try heavier fertilizer and more water next year.

      , Washington
      , United States
      , 18 weeks ago
    • It's first year, it reminded me of a weed and I threatened to get rid of the thing. But this second year, it has busted out all over with tall beautiful bloom that stay bloomed ALL season. The plant made such a fool out of me!

      Sherry Miller
      , Ohio
      , United States
      , 23 weeks ago
    • My comment is for Bev in Alabama. Don't give up on this hydrangea. I've always heard it's good to leave a plant in its space for three years ...the old gardening saying sleep creep and leap. Well that was so true for this plant. Mine did nothing the first year...last year it did a little better...but this year has been a joy. It started with beautiful lacy like white blooms in June which turned to pale pink and are now turning to a rose color. I hope this will be an encouragement to you. I live in zone 7b. North Alabama.

      Christi Sanders
      , Alabama
      , United States
      , 24 weeks ago
    • I bought several Little Quick Fire Hydrangeas this year and so far they are a big disappointment. As the bloom fades, there is no pink color but a dead looking brown bloom. I am in Alabama zone 8B. My oak leaf hydrangeas fade to a pink color much better than these.

      Bev Colquett
      , Alabama
      , United States
      , 26 weeks ago
    • My ‘Little Quick Fire’ shrubs are now in their third year in my garden. Their profuse blooms coupled with their daintier size make them a welcome addition to the border or foundation planting. This is a great cultivar and I highly recommend it.

      Judith Barker
      , Pennsylvania
      , United States
      , 2 years ago
    • Marshall Dirks
      , Illinois
      , United States
      , 5 years ago
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    2020 Consumer Top Hydrangeas University of Guelph
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