Quick Fire Hydrangea
An Early-Blooming Hydrangea
Plant Quick Fire Hydrangea and you’ll enjoy flowers a full month before other hydrangeas begin blooming! Conical-shaped flower clusters – called panicles – are held upright as they cover these shrubs for a color burst that brightens any yard or garden. You can even enjoy big, easy-care Quick Fire Hydrangeas from a distance, because they’ll grow up to 8 feet!
Improved Panicle Hydrangea
• Large, color-changing flowers. No matter the pH of your soil, the flowers on Quick Fire Hydrangea begin blooming as pure-white and change color to a perfect pink.
• Drought-tolerant. Unlike other hydrangeas, which have a higher water requirement, Quick Fire Hydrangea’s roots have a lower need for moisture. Established plants are drought-tolerant.
• Cold-hardy. Unfazed by harsh winters (plants are hardy to USDA plant hardiness zone 3), Quick Fire Hydrangea’s flowers arrive reliably each year.
Landscape Design Potential
Quick Fire Hydrangea’s versatility in the landscape covers a wide spectrum. As a single specimen plant, use Quick Fire Hydrangea as a tall focal point in the center of a formal garden. Add Quick Fire Hydrangea to your mixed hydrangea collection. Plant a row of Quick Fire Hydrangeas along the sides of your yard to form a summer-flowering fence.
Big Reward from Minimal Maintenance
Although Quick Fire Hydrangea performs best in rich, loamy soil, it is one of the most adaptable hydrangeas to different types of soil. It’s also urban-tolerant, which means that it prospers even under the challenging conditions that characterize many cityscapes, such as pollution, heat and poor soil. Newly planted shrubs need deep, thorough watering to encourage strong, healthy root growth and to foster eventual drought-tolerance. In spring, apply a slow-release fertilizer that’s formulated for flowering shrubs, and follow all label recommendations for rate and frequency of application.
Loads of Cut Flowers
Because Quick Fire Hydrangea produces so many flowers, you’ll have plenty of blooms to cut for indoor arrangements. And if you cut flowers early in the season, your plant will likely produce even more flowers to take their place in late summer!