Hydrangea paniculata Little Quick Fire®
Hydrangea paniculata Little Quick Fire®

Hydrangea paniculata Little Quick Fire®

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Common Name: Panicle Hydrangea
Hardiness Zone: 4-8S/W Exposure: Sun to Part Shade
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Blooms In: Jul-Sep
Mature Height: 3-5' Spacing: 3-5'
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'Little Quick Fire®': The name says it all—this diminutive Hydrangea paniculata shrub throws fluffy, creamy spikes that turn to deep pink with red highlights on bold, red stems. You'll enjoy their color in your garden before other paniculata varieties have even begun to bloom. Growing just 3–5′ tall, it's the perfect accent plant or low flowering hedge. A Proven Winners®/Color Choice® variety. 'SMHPLQF' PP 25,136

Hydrangea is a valuable genus of some 100 species of shrubs and vines grown for their large and very showy flower heads. Hydrangeas are at their best in summer and fall—quiet time for most woody plants—and are worth having for that reason alone.

Because Paniculata Hydrangeas bloom on new growth, they typically flower normally even if the twigs have been killed back by frost. Plant in a sunny, well-drained spot; some early afternoon shade is beneficial in hot southern regions. Prune in late winter or early spring.

For information on Hydrangea care, click Growing Guide.




The size of the plants we ship has been selected to reduce the shock of transplanting. For some, this means a large, bareroot crown. Others cannot travel bareroot or transplant best if grown in containers. We ship these perennials and annuals in 1 pint pots, except as noted. We must point out that many perennials will not bloom the first year after planting, but will the following year, amply rewarding your patience. We ship bulbs as dormant, bare bulbs, sometimes with some wood shavings or moss. Shrubs, Roses, vines, and other woody plants may be shipped bareroot or in pots. The size of the pot is noted in the quick facts for each item.


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Average Customer Rating: 5 out of 5 stars (6 Reviews) Write a Review

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Love Little Quick Fire

I have this gem in a tiny side garden and it fills the space perfectly. Adds a burst of color in an otherwise bland spot.

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Wonderful little Hydrangea!

I ordered 2 this past spring and have been very pleased with them. Wish I had ordered more........At first, I was a little worried about them growing and blooming, but come June/July, they took off! A sturdy little shrub and the petite blooms are just beautiful. They start off white, turn a dark pink and this fall, a gorgeous crimson. Mine are out in full sun and doing very well. Being their first year, I'm sure they will be more beautiful next year. Thanks, WFF for a great product!

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Best shrub ever!

I received and planted three Little Quick Fire from White Flower Farm in May 2020. I wish I could attach a picture because mine already look very much like the picture on the WFF website in only their second year! Absolutely amazing and without a doubt the most spectacular shrub I have ever found. They started growing almost immediately after planting and this year (2021) bloomed profusely in stunning white in June, then turned bright pink, and now in late July are beginning to turn more of a pretty brownish pink. And while some of my other Hydrangeas wilted and even burned in this summer's record hot weather, these little guys didn't seem to be impacted at all. Couldn't be happier with them!

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Better each year

I bought 3 Little Quickfire from White Flower Farm quite a while ago. The first 3 years or so they were in a shady spot and hardly bloomed. Three years ago they were moved to a sunnier area and they have really taken off. Each year the shrubs get bigger, and the flower color has become remarkable. The creamy white gradually shifts to an intense strawberry, and then maroon before they turn brown. They are NOT early bloomers in my yard, though. They start flowering at or near the end of June, while my macrophylla and oakleaf hydrangeas start 2 -3 weeks earlier. But they didn't reach the brown phase until late October this year.

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Multiple Blooms

I have had this Hydrangea for three years now. It has had numerous blooms each year.

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Latin Name Pronunciation: hye-dran'jee-uh 

Growing H. paniculata

Light/Watering: Most varieties thrive in full sun in the North, but in the South require afternoon shade. Moist soils that do not dry out are best; do not plant in hot, dry, exposed sites. Mulch to conserve moisture and buffer soil temperatures.

Fertilizer/Soil and pH: Fertilize once in spring with a fertilizer designed to encourage blooms (such as 15-30-15). Soils should be moist but well drained, and rich in organic matter.

Pests/Diseases: None serious. Occasionally powdery mildew will infect the foliage, especially in humid areas with poor air circulation. Treat with an appropriate fungicide if the problem is serious, and be sure to rake up and destroy all fallen foliage in the autumn.

Pruning: Little pruning is needed beyond removing any dead wood whenever seen. If desired, plants can be cut back as needed in early spring. Hydrangea paniculata blooms on new wood.

Tree form Hydrangea paniculata: Prune in early spring, removing lower suckers and up to half the older top growth.

Transplanting: Young plants may be transplanted when dormant in early spring. Prune top growth after transplanting to reduce water loss.

End of Season Care: Rake up and destroy any fallen foliage that was infected by powdery mildew or other fungi.

Calendar of Care

Early Spring: If desired, prune as indicated above. Feed plants with a fertilizer high in phosphorus (such as 15-30-15) to encourage blooms. Complete any transplanting before leaves unfurl.

Mid-Spring: Mulch plants after soil has warmed to conserve moisture and buffer soil temperatures. Watch for powdery mildew and treat as needed.

Summer: As soon as blooms fade, remove old flowering stems.

Fall: Remove and destroy any fallen foliage that was infected by powdery mildew.

For more information on growing Hydrangeas, click here.



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