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Hydrangea Quick Fire

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Quick Fire® is the earliest of the hardy hydrangeas to bloom, setting out flowers a full month before older varieties of Hydrangea paniculata. If you are a flower arranger, a planting of these hydrangeas would keep you in beautiful, full bouquets all summer and fall with the added attraction of dried flowers for the winter months.

Quick Fire flowers open white but rapidly turn to their signature pink, darkening to a deep pink by fall. The pH of the soil doesn't affect the flower color. It doesn't suffer from pruning timing or late freezes. It blooms on new growth, so heavy pruning in winter or spring promotes more flowers, not fewer. Best of all, it blooms reliably, year-after-year, with little effort on your part. Hydrangea Quick Fire® thrives in sun or part shade. It will reach six to eight feet tall in USDA Zones 3-9.


   
 
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