Hydrangea Quick Fire Fab® Panicle Hydrangea

Hydrangea Quick Fire Fab® Panicle Hydrangea
Hydrangea Quick Fire Fab® Panicle Hydrangea

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Early color-changing mopheads transition for white to deep red
SKU 44140
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Key Characteristics
Zone

3 - 9

Mature Height

8 Feet

Mature Width

6 Feet

Sun / Shade

Full Sun, Part Shade

Moisture Level

Moist, well-drained

Soil Type

Normal, loamy

Description / Hydrangea Quick Fire Fab® Panicle Hydrangea

The Hydrangea paniculata Quick Fire Fab® is an exceptional addition to any garden, bringing early blooms and vibrant color transitions that extend the beauty of your landscape. As a Proven Winners® ColorChoice® Flowering Shrub, Quick Fire Fab stands out for its ability to bloom ahead of other hydrangeas, providing an additional two weeks of floral splendor. This tall, deciduous shrub grows to a robust 6 to 8 feet in height and 5 to 6 feet in width, making it an impressive focal point or a striking addition to any garden setting.

From early summer, Quick Fire Fab begins its show with large, pyramid-shaped mopheads. These unique flower clusters, adorned with distinctive x-shaped florets, start off as pure white, then blush pink from the bottom up, gradually deepening to a vibrant pink and finally to a rich red as the season advances. The sturdy stems support these billowy blooms, keeping them upright and providing a stunning visual display that lasts into fall. Even as the flowers age and transition to warm caramel tones, they continue to add textural interest to the garden through the winter months.

The Quick Fire Fab is more than just a beautiful plant; it's incredibly versatile. With its upright growth habit and vigorous nature, it serves as a perfect specimen for beds, borders, or as a foundation plant. When planted in rows, it forms a magnificent flowering hedge or a summer privacy screen for patios. It's also well-suited for large containers, making it a versatile choice for various landscape needs.

This panicle hydrangea is not only admired for its beauty but also for its hardiness and ease of care. Known for being more tolerant of sun, heat, and drought than other hydrangea varieties, Quick Fire Fab thrives in sunny to partly sunny locations. It performs exceptionally well with morning sun and afternoon shade, particularly in southern climates.

Maintenance is simple with this resilient shrub. It can be pruned in the fall after it goes dormant, though waiting until early spring provides beneficial nesting habitats for bees. Fertilize in early spring as the ground begins to thaw and continue monthly through July to encourage lush growth and prolific blooms.

It's so versatile that, whether you're looking to extend your garden's blooming season, create a stunning floral display, or add a reliable, easy-care shrub to your landscape, Hydrangea Quick Fire Fab is an outstanding choice. Its ever-changing blooms and hardy nature make it a joy to grow and a standout in any garden.

Photo courtesy of Proven Winners® ColorChoice® Shrubs

Product Details

Item Form 1-Quart
Genus Hydrangea
Species paniculata
Variety 'SMNHPM'
PPAF PP32,513
Product Classification Shrubs
Habit Mound-shaped
USDA Zone Low 3
USDA Zone High 9
Sun / Shade Full Sun, Part Shade
Bloom Color Pink, White
Bloom Season Start Early Summer
Bloom Season End Late Fall
Foliage Color Medium Green
Resistance Cold Hardy, Drought Tolerant, Heat Tolerant
Characteristics Easy Care Plants, Fall Color, Free Bloomer, Long Bloomers
Uses Beds, Border, Cut Flowers, Fall Color, Specimen
Zone 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
State Shipping Restrictions GU, HI, PR, VI
Shipping Method Restrictions none
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