Hydrangea paniculata ‘SMNHPM’
Hydrangea - Quick Fire Fab®
Quick Fire Fab® is the longest blooming panicle hydrangea, bar none! So easy to grow, you’ll reap the benefits of this early bloomer which continues all season. Very strong, sturdy stems support the cone shaped blooms of Quick Fire Fab®, heads above your mixed border. The large blooms feature delicate flowers of coconut-lime color. The show continues as the blooms progress to watermelon hues and darken as they work their way up towards a lime-green tip. Are you seeking a beautiful hedge or screen? Quick Fire Fab® is the plant you’ve been searching for! Grace your home with cut blooms, either fresh or dried.
Key Plant Details
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Clay, Sandy, Loamy
Part Shade, Part Sun, Sun
4-6 foot spread, 5-10 feet in height
Annual Growth Rate:
Care Tips - Growing:
Panicle hydrangeas are the most sun tolerant hydrangeas and are also resistant to wilting. In cooler climates, full sun is recommended for best stem strength and flower set. Flower color is unaffected by soil chemistry. If flowers turn brown and dry instead of aging to pink or red, this indicates that the plant needs more water or that nighttime temperatures are too high.
Care Tips - Pruning:
In late winter or early spring, cut back by about one-third its total height, just above a set of large buds. This ensures that the growth for the season will come vigorous buds lower on the plant and also serves to remove any remaining dried blooms. Alternatively, cut back in autumn once the plant has gone completely dormant.
Care Tips - Soil:
Adaptable to most any soil except very wet or excessively alkaline soils.
Care Tips - Uses:
Specimen; mixed borders; mass plantings. Makes a good hedge or screen. Excellent for cut flowers, both fresh and dried.
This plant will grow in these zones