PlantsHydrangeas→Late Panicle Hydrangea (Hydrangea paniculata Quick Fire®)

Trade name information:
Trade Name: Quick Fire®
Cultivar name: 'Bulk'
Common names:
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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Partial or Dappled Shade
Water Preferences: Wet Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Plant Height: 3 feet
Plant Spread: 3 feet
Leaves: Deciduous
Fruit: Dehiscent
Flowers: Showy
Blooms on new wood
Flower Color: Pink
Flower Time: Summer
Late summer or early 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

Bloom color entering the final late summer stage.

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Posted by pirl (Southold, Long Island, NY - Zone 7a) on Aug 5, 2015 9:39 PM

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.

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Posted by foraygardengirl (Minnesota - Zone 4a) on Sep 19, 2016 8:21 AM

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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