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Quick Fire® Hardy Hydrangea Hydrangea paniculata

  • Hardy Zones
    • 3 - 9
  • Exposure
    • Part Sun to Sun
  • Season
    • Fall
  • Mature Size
    • 72 - 96 Inches
$16.99
Size: Quart
$34.99
Size: One Gallon
ColorChoice® Flowering Shrubs
Quick Fire® Hardy Hydrangea Hydrangea paniculata
Part Sun to Sun 72 - 96

Features

Blooms up to a month earlier than other hydrangeas! White flowers change to pink. Blooms every year. Easy to grow.

Fall Interest
Drought Tolerant

Characteristics

Duration: 
Shrub
Shrub Type: 
Deciduous
Height Category: 
Tall
Garden Height: 
72 - 96 Inches
Spacing: 
96 - 120 Inches
Spread: 
72 - 96 Inches
Flower Colors: 
Pink
Flower Colors: 
White
Flower Shade: 
White changing to pink
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: 
Mid Summer
Bloom Time: 
Late Summer
Bloom Time: 
Early Fall
Bloom Time: 
Mid Fall
Bloom Time: 
Late Fall
Hardiness Zones: 
3a, 3b, 4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b
Water Category: 
Average
Uses: 
Cut Flower
Uses: 
Dried Flower
Uses: 
Landscape
Uses Notes: 

A very hardy flowering shrub good for full sun locations. Perfect for a mixed container. Good for groupings and in mass plantings, shrub and perennial borders, as a specimen, a screen or a hedge. This is an especially good addition to hydrangea gardens

Maintenance Notes: 

Prefers good, loamy soil. Most adaptable of all hydrangeas to different soil types. Most urban tolerant and very difficult to kill. Prune in late winter/early spring. Medium moisture, not as water dependent as Hydrangea. Will tolerate drought. Fertilize in early spring by applying a slow release fertilizer specialized for trees and shrubs. Follow the label for recommended rates of application.

The first to bloom! Quick Fire blooms about a month before other Hydrangea paniculata (hardy hydrangea) varieties. Extend the hydrangea season in your garden with a planting of Quick Fire Hydrangea. Flowers open white then turn pink, and will be an extremely dark rosy-pink in the fall. The flowers on Quick Fire are not affected by soil pH. They are produced on 'new wood' and will bloom after even the harshest winters. Beautiful for use as a cut (fresh or dried) flower. Plant with 'Little Lamb' and 'Limelight' for months of hydrangea flowers.

Quick Fire® Hydrangea paniculata 'Bulk' USPP 16,812, Can 3,398
  • Flowers starts off with cream colored flowers , starts changing to light pink, deep pink, darkens through fall interesting, different form clusters of flowers...more free form.

    Above Average Superior performance, among my favorites, would recommend to others.
    Janis Ripple
    Lake Orion
    Michigan
    United States
    37 weeks ago
  • We bought two of these about 2-3 months ago, planted them and they haven't skipped a beat. They bloom constantly, and at this writing, the flowers are changing to a deep rose color. They are flanking our garden gate just off our porch, and just light up the garden. No problems with these at all, they just make me smile whenever I see them. Easy to grow, I would recommend.

    Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    Marguerite
    West Virginia
    United States
    1 year ago
  • This is a lovely shrub, requires very little attention and attracts all kinds of bees and butterflies in mid-summer. Starts out with lovely white fragrant blooms that slowly turn a deep reddish pink . The blooms dry well for winter use .

    Above Average Superior performance, among my favorites, would recommend to others.
    Rosemary Stuart-Libbey
    Thomaston
    Maine
    United States
    1 year ago
  • A couple of years ago we planted 3 large Quick Fire Hydrangeas as a natural border between our house and the one next door. They have turned out to be showstoppers! Everyone ask about them and raves about them.We love how they change from white to pink to dusty rose. They make beautiful dried flowers. For this, they work best when cut while pink and arranged in a vase without water. They dry beautifully. I only with I had planted two more!

    Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    Deborah Heim
    Buffalo
    New York
    United States
    1 year ago
  • I planted 3 of the Quick Fire Hydrangeas almost four years ago. Although the shrubs green up nicely each
    Spring they have yet to have any buds or blooms on them. I have them planted on the south side of my home. They get around 6 hours of sun each day.

    Unsatisfied Did not survive, inferior performance or did not bloom well - won't grow again.
    Denise
    Topeka
    Kansas
    United States
    1 year ago
  • I planted 3 of the Quick Fire Hydrangeas almost four years ago. Although the shrubs green up nicely each
    Spring they have yet to have any buds or blooms on them. I have them planted on the south side of my home. They get around 6 hours of sun each day.

    Unsatisfied Did not survive, inferior performance or did not bloom well - won't grow again.
    Denise
    Topeka
    Kansas
    United States
    1 year ago
  • I LOVE my Quick Fire!! I have 2 bushes that frame my back deck steps. They get sun nearly all day long. I trim them
    after winter - in February - and they still bloom profusely! They are a real conversation starter. They are nearly maintenance
    free. I shoot water on them when I'm around the deck watering, but basically, they are very dry--tolerant!.
    Every gardener needs some of these!

    Above Average Superior performance, among my favorites, would recommend to others.
    Linda Reiff
    Bluffton
    Indiana
    United States
    1 year ago
  • I'm very pleased with this choice. I planted a few, a couple of years ago. They are beautiful.

    Above Average Superior performance, among my favorites, would recommend to others.
    Deborah Jenssen
    Batavia
    Illinois
    United States
    2 years ago
  • Purchased early summer. It is blooming beautifully and already the white dainty blossoms are turning bright pink and red. My first hydrangea and obviously a great choice.

    Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    Sue Zirngible
    owatonna
    Minnesota
    United States
    2 years ago
  • We planted 30 of these plants around our yard, different soil types and diffent light intensity all of these wonderful hydrangeas are growing like gangbusters and have turned a beautiful dark dusty rose color. They are easy to grow and absolutely beautiful when in bloom.

    Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    Suzan Smith
    Mountain
    Ontario
    Canada
    3 years ago
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