Little Quick Fire® Hydrangea
Big Flower Power Little Quick Fire® Hydrangea
- Very Early Bloom Time
- Compact Shrub with Full-Size Flowers
- Cone-Shape Flowers Start Snowy White And Deepen to Bold Rose-Pink
- Great "Thriller" in Containers
- Enjoy Cut Flowers Fresh or Dried
- Sturdy Stems Easily Hold Blooms Aloft
- Cold Hardy
- Winter Interest
- Grows in Full or Part Sun
- Easy Care with Only One Prune a Year
- Drought Tolerant
Enjoy very early blooms from a pretty, petite flowering shrub. Little Quick Fire® Panicle Hydrangea (Little Quick Fire® Hydrangea paniculata 'SMHPLQF') won't keep you waiting.
Get a jump-start on the Hydrangea season competition! This variety starts producing flowers about one month before other Hydrangeas in your neighborhood.
Add this charming small shrub to extend your Hydrangea bloom period this year. You'll get a big visual impact, without giving up a lot of gardening space.
Little Quick Fire Panicle Hydrangea from Proven Winners® produces impressive, full-size 8-inch long panicles of cone-shaped blooms. They'll add drama with a lovely color change from sparkling white to pink.
Dazzle your friends and neighbors! They won't believe how many colors one plant can produce from early summer into fall.
You'll have armloads of fresh flowers for special cut flower arrangements all through the season. Include some of the vibrant green foliage as a perfect foil for the richly colored flowers.
In fall, the blooms mellow to a tender shade of heirloom pink. Be sure to let some dry to tan on the shrub for wintertime Holiday arrangements with evergreen boughs.
The dried blooms look phenomenal all winter long!
With a well-balanced shape, Little Quick Fire Panicle Hydrangea can be used in many garden applications. Whether you add one, or use a long row of them, you'll gain a spectacular show.
This naturally dwarfed beauty performs in both partial shade or full sun. And you'll have no need to stake this sturdy plant. The reliable stems stay upright on their own.
Spice up your landscape with Little Quick Fire Hydrangea. This petite selection delivers full-size, color-changing blooms up to a month earlier than other Hydrangeas. Order today!
How to Use Little Quick Fire® Hydrangea in the Landscape
Add excitement to your yard with this colorful, long-lasting selection, without taking up too much room. Little Quick Fire is a "right-sized" shrub that really pump up your growing season and finishes strong.
Repeat them all along the front edge of your mixed border. Plant them as an accent wherever you'd like some early and long-lasting color in your landscape.
Create a gorgeous low floral hedge by planting several Little Quick Fire in a row. Stagger a double row for super showy impact!
Commercial landscapes love to use them in mass plantings because of the early blooming season. They rely on the extended display of flowers and smaller size.
To achieve this designer look, plant them 2 feet apart on center. Measure from the center of one to the center of the next.
These work beautifully as"Thrillers" in containers. Try a long series of matching containers running the length of your patio or pool deck. Or place them in containers on either side of your front door.
Enjoy a pop of sophisticated style. Little Quick Fire can be styled many different ways. Polish up an ultra-modern look with high-end, sleek containers. Or, add rustic charm with wooden half-barrels.
Of course, they make great additions in your sunny foundation plantings to achieve four-season appeal. They create a very noteworthy accent for your home in spring, summer, fall and through the winter.
Leave the dried blooms on for winter interest!
#ProPlantTips for Care
Plant in full sun for the best blooms. If you live in warm summer climates, they do appreciate a little afternoon shade. 4 to 6 hours of direct sunlight is required.
Panicle Hydrangeas need well-drained soil and won't tolerate wet feet. If you need to improve drainage, mound up by adding additional soil 18 inches high by 3 feet wide. Plant in that mound.
They will appreciate a moderate amount of water on a regular basis, especially during spring growing season. Even moisture during flower development provides the largest bloom development. This is especially important during drought.
Known as a "one and done" plant, give Little Quick Fire a single pruning in late winter or early spring just before it starts to grow. Prune back the top 1/3 of the overall size of the plant.
Because Quick Fire blooms on new wood, it's best to get that simple task done before the new growth starts. Don't wait too long to prune, or you'll trim off this year's blooms!
Cut back to a healthy, thick bud. Thin out any thin, broken or weak branches at the same time. You can shape them at this time, if needed.
The flower color cannot be altered by changing the soil pH. Just plant and enjoy! Do apply a good organic, slow release fertilizer in late winter and again in mid-summer.
Little Quick Fire Hydrangea is hardy and fits easily into any landscape. You'll love the early blooms of this carefree, beautiful variety. Order from the expert growers at Nature Hills today!
Buying Options for Plants
Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.
Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!
Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.
- Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
- Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.
Nature Hills Container Size by Volume
|Young Plants to 18 Months|
|2"x2"x3"||Ranges from||.18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume|
|4.5" Container||Equal to||.65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume|
|Sprinter Pot||Equal to||.63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume|
|4" Container||Ranges from||.31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume|
|6" Container||Equal to||1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume|
|1 Quart||Equal to||1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume|
|5.5" Container||Equal to||1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x5"||Ranges from||.8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x6"||Ranges from||1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x9"||Ranges from||1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x10"||Ranges from||1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old|
|2 Quart||Equal to||2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume|
|#1 Container||Ranges from||2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume|
|5"x5"x12"||Equal to||3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 2 - 4 Years Old|
|#2 Container||Ranges from||1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume|
|#3 Container||Ranges from||2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 3 - 5 Years Old|
|#5 Container||Ranges from||2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume|
|#7 Container||Ranges from||5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume|
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|Brand||Proven Winners ColorChoice|
|Botanical Name||Little Quick Fire® Hydrangea paniculata 'SMHPLQF'|
|Mature Height||3 - 5 feet|
|Mature Spread||3 - 5 feet|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun, Partial Shade|
|Flower Color||White, Pink|
|When To Prune||When Dormant|