Stock Photo from Proven Winners and it’s showing the blooms early in the blooming season when they are a creamy white.
Gail @ Clay and Limestone ask me what I thought about Quick Fire Hydrangea paniculata by Proven Winners. I grew this hydrangea last year and it was the first to bloom. It quickly turns a rosey red and blooms on new wood. The blooms lasted a long time and they make good dried flowers. I moved from the house where these are planted and I have not seen it the second year. It grows to over 6 feet. I thought it was a fast grower.
My monitor is showing this to be pretty true to the color that I experienced. I also can tell you that it is very long blooming in my Zone 7 garden. I had blooms until frost. Quick Fire is the most adaptable to soil conditions but prefers well drained loamy soil. It is not pH sensitive. Best if pruned in the fall or very early spring. It does not require the watering that Hydrangea macrophylla need.
Jodi @ bloomingwriter wrote about this hydrangea in her last post on whites in the garden.
This is the information from Proven Winners:
Prefers good, loamy soil. Most adaptable of all hydrangeas to different soil types. Most urban tolerant and very difficult to kill. Best if pruned in late fall or early spring. Blooms on new wood. Make sure to prune off spent flowers when they turn brown. Medium moisture, not as water dependent as Hydrangea macrophylla. Will tolerate drought. Deciduous shrub. Fertilize in early spring by applying a slow release fertilizer specialized for trees and shrubs. Follow the label for recommended rates of application.
Plant in sun or partial shade
A very hardy flowering shrub good for full sun locations. Perfect for a mixed container. Good for groupings and in mass plantings, shrub and perennial borders, as a specimen, a screen or a hedge.
Dark pink flowers begin to appear as early as late summer. Will bloom through Fall. Flower color not affected by pH.
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