General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Partial or Dappled Shade
Water Preferences: Wet Mesic
Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 3 -40 °C (-40 °F) to -37.2 °C (-35)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 8b
Plant Height: 6 to 8 feet
Plant Spread: 8 to 10 feet
Leaves: Deciduous
Fruit: Dehiscent
Flowers: Showy
Blooms on new wood
Flower Color: Pink
White
Flower Time: Summer
Late summer or early fall
Fall
Late fall or early winter
Uses: Cut Flower
Dried Flower
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Pollinators: Bees
Miscellaneous: Patent/Plant Breeders' Rights: PP16812, CPBR3398
Child plants: one child plant

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Trade name information:
Trade Name: Quick Fire®
Cultivar name: 'Bulk'
Common names
  • Late Panicle Hydrangea
  • Hydrangea

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Date: 2020-09-24
Bloom color entering the final late summer stage.

Date: 2021-07-23
Hydrangeas→Late Panicle Hydrangea (Hydrangea paniculata Quick F

Date: 2014-10-12
Location: East garden
Date: August 2015
Location: Corner
Date: 2013-07-28
Location: Corner rock garden
Date: October 2015
Location: Eagle Bay, New York
Date: 2022-07-04
Late Panicle Hydrangea (Hydrangea paniculata Quick Fire®) buds
Location: The Park
Date: 2013-0706
Location: West border
Date: 2016-07-10
Location: Corner garden
Date: 2016-09-18
Location: Illinois State University Horticultural Center, Normal, IL
Date: 2010-07-27
Just starting to bloom
Location: Telly's Greenhouse, Troy, MI
Date: 2015-07-04
Location: Corner rock garden
Date: June 2015
Open image to see a raindrop about to fall
Location: The Park
Date: 2013-08-18
Showing August color.
Location: The Park
Date: 2013-07-07
Garden setting
Location: Work area
Date: 2012-07-16
Location: Western Washington
Date: 2014-07-13

Date: 2015-06-11

Date: 2015-06-11
Location: Montreal Botanical Garden
Date: 2019-08-07
Location: Farmer John's Greenhouse, Farmington Hills, MI
Date: 2011-08-27
Location: Farmer John's Greenhouse, Farmington Hills, MI
Date: 2011-08-27
Location: Lowe's Garden Center, SE Michigan
Date: 2013-08-01
Location: Corner
Date: 2013-07-29
Location: The Park
Date: 2013-1021
October coloring.
Location: Kalama, Wa.
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Location: Kalama, Wa.
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Location: The Park
Date: 2013-0706
Location: Work area
Date: 2012-07-16
Location: Work area
Date: 2012-0716
Location: The Park
Date: 2013-1118
Leaves in mid November.

Photo Courtesy of Hydrangeas Plus Used with Permission
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Location: East garden
Date: September
Just starting to "pink up"

Date: 2015-06-11
Location: East garden
Date: September
Love love love the red stems

Photo Courtesy of Hydrangea Farm Nursery Used with Permission
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Location: Farmer John's Greenhouse, Farmington Hills, MI
Date: 2011-08-27
Location: Telly's Greenhouse, Troy, MI
Date: 2015-07-04
Location: Telly's Greenhouse, Troy, MI
Date: 2015-07-04
Location: Northeastern Indiana - Zone 5b
Date: 2012-08-17
In a three gallon container.
Location: Kalama, Wa.
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Location: Kalama, Wa.
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Location: Hornbaker's Gardens, Princeton, IL
Date: 2015-09-12
Shows bloom color as it ages
Location: Hornbaker's Gardens, Princeton, IL
Date: 2015-10-22
Shows lacecap flower form
Location: Hornbaker's Gardens, Princeton, IL
Date: 2015-09-12
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Comments:
  • Posted by pirl (Southold, Long Island, NY - Zone 7a) on Aug 5, 2015 9:39 PM concerning plant:
    Burning in the hot sun this summer. Most flowers have turned that ugly brownish color: not nice.

    Update: 8/8/2015

    I was so mistaken. Upon going out to see how brown it was I found it to be fine, not brown at all. From the window in here, about 40' away, it does look brown but standing next to it I found it to be as normal and pinkish as ever. Maybe, because hydrangea Limelight, is in view at the same time, the contrast is so huge that it looked darker to me.
  • Posted by foraygardengirl (Minnesota - Zone 4a) on Sep 19, 2016 8:21 AM concerning plant:
    Quick Fire is my favorite hydrangea (I also have Limelight, Little Lime, Tardiva, and Endless Summer). It always remains upright and shapely and has attractive reddish stems. It begins to bloom bright white in the summertime, earlier than any other panicle hydrangeas, then begins to turn light pink and eventually red. It has a fragrance while it is white but loses it as it turns color. It is very easy care and does not demand frequent watering once established.

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