Little Quick Fire® Panicle Hydrangea

As a dwarf form of Quick Fire® hydrangea, Little Quick Fire® is just as early-blooming, but about one third of the size. Its blooms begin white and change to burgundy pink over a short time, giving the late summer garden a true jewel to marvel at. Flowering about a month earlier than other panicles, it lengthens the hydrangea season for any garden! This makes it an easy choice for foundation plantings, where its full habit softens the straight lines of a home and its blooms provide long-lasting dazzling beauty.

Why grow Little Quick Fire® panicle hydrangea?

  • Useful compact size
  • Dramatic color show
  • Easy-care maintenance

Additional information

Dimensions3 × 3 ft
Botanical Name

<i>Hydrangea paniculata 'SMHPLQF'</i> pp#25136, cbr#5406

Zone

3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8

Flower Color

Pink, Red, White

Foliage Color

Green

Height

3-5'

Width/Spread

3-5'

Exposure

Full Sun, Part Shade

Soil

Average, Well-drained

Bloom Time

Summer

Uses

Borders, Containers, Cutting Gardens, Foundations, Low Hedges, Mass Planting, Specimen

Features

Alkaline soil, Attracts pollinators, Clay soil, Compact, Cut flower, Fall interest, Landscape plant, Salt tolerant

Blooms On

New wood

Breeder

Tim Wood

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Light: The most sun-tolerant type of hydrangea! It will thrive in full sun to part shade. In warmer zones, it could benefit from placement in afternoon shade.

Soil: Prefers moist soil that drains easily. Any period of extended sogginess will not be tolerated. Soil pH does not affect flower color, it matures to deep pink in the fall. If browning occurs instead of aging to pink, this is an indication the nights are too warm or that it is getting inconsistent water.

Water: Average water needs.

Fertilizing: Nothing special required. If desired, you may apply a granular fertilizer formulated for woody plants in late winter/early spring when the soil is workable.

Pruning: Pruning is recommended in early spring. Remove weak branches in the middle and about 1/3 of the height and width. Make cuts just about 1/4 of an inch above a bud. Dead or damaged wood can be removed at any time, just cut back to a set of leaves!

Other: It can be used as a cut flower! For its longest vase life, cut vertically up the stem about 2″. This will help it absorb more water.

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