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Hydrangea paniculata Little Quick Fire® - Panicle Hydrangea

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Little Quick Fire® panicle hydrangea (Hydrangea paniculata) is one of the earliest blooming panicle hydrangeas with a compact habit. Blooms persist all summer long, shifting from a creamy white to a deep red in early fall as they age. The flowers aren't the only thing that will change colors! This is one of the only panicle hydrangeas that taken on an excellent fall foliage color as well.

Though not all hydrangeas are very pollinator-friendly, thankfully, Little Quick Fire® is! The lacecap blooms prominently display their nectar-rich florets, which pollinators adore. Since the flowers are not as tightly packed together, it's easy for bees and butterflies to reach the nectar reserves and pollen.

Vital details:

Plant size: 3-5' tall and wide

Light: full sun (6+ hrs/day) to part sun (4-6 hours sun)

Water: Average moisture

Hardiness: USDA zone 3-8 (Find your hardiness zone)

Pollinator value: attracts butterflies and bees of all types, as well as other pollinating insects

Notable features: Proven Winners, long-blooming, color-changing flowers, hardy, cold tolerant, easy care

Plant name: Hydrangea paniculata ‘SMHPLQF’ pp #: 25,136   CBR#5406

Little Quick Fire Hydrangea shrub hedging with other hydrangeas.
Little Quick Fire Hydrangeas with dark pink and red blooms in fall.
Little Quick Fire Hydrangea with pink blooms in early fall.
Little Quick Fire Hydrangea with light pink flowers in summer.

FAQs

Care & Planting Guide

After your plants have arrived:

The plants in this box have just spent a lot of time being jostled around in the dark and must be unboxed right away. Unpack the entire box, removing packaging material and plants. Remove any plastic covering the pot and/or soil surface and check if the soil is dry. Water anything that is dry or looks wilted. Any plants that have come unpotted during shipping can be replaced in their pots and their roots covered with soil.

Place plants in a cool, shaded spot out of direct sunlight for 24- 48 hours after unpacking them. This allows them a recovery and acclimation period before planting. If you must hold them longer, place them out of direct sunlight, wind, heat, and cold. Check daily for watering.

Our Guarantee

Our Guarantee

No Risk 60 Day Guarantee

We guarantee that you will be satisfied with your purchase and that your plants will arrive healthy, free of pests and diseases, and true to name.  If for any reason you are dissatisfied, notify us within 60 days of receipt of your order and we will refund you.

Fall Guarantee

Notify us within 7 days if you have a concern about orders shipped in autumn so we can make a note of it.  Warranty on such plants is extended to May 31 of the following year.  Our fall guarantee does not cover plants that are not hardy (i.e., able to survive winter) in your area, so please verify your USDA hardiness zone before purchasing. If you have questions about whether a plant can survive winter in your area, please call us before purchasing.

Our Larger Root Systems

We ship jumbo size plants with hefty root systems that outperform smaller plants obtained from other mail order nurseries.

Shortages/Damages

We take great pride in our packaging.  Please contact us immediately if any of your boxes arrive damaged, or if you find any shortages or inconsistencies in the order. Please note: multiple boxes shipped by Fed Ex might not always arrive the same day. For more information, please see our shipping page.

Dormant Plants

Any plant shipped dormant in the spring is guaranteed to break dormancy even if it takes more than one month.  Call us directly if you have any concerns.

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Refunds

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Product Care

After 60 days, we cannot be responsible for product that is in your care.  This includes overwintering, animals, insects, diseases, poor planting, plants beyond their hardiness zone, drought, flooding, etc.  Our expert staff is here to assist you with any problem you may be experiencing.  Our goal is that you are successful with our product.

Our Record

Our parent company, GreatGardenPlants.com, has successfully shipped high quality plants for more than ten years.  We take the same pride in the quality of plants sold here at ButterflyBushes.com.

USDA Hardiness Zones

USDA Hardiness Zones Map

ZONE HARDINESS

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has devised a system to provide gardeners with a basic guide to plant hardiness – how much winter cold a plant can withstand. The Hardiness Zone Map system divides the United States and Canada into numbered zones based on lowest average winter temperature. Even within a zone, different micro-climates exist, such as large urban areas which may be warmer or land situated at different elevations.

WHAT EFFECTS PLANT HARDINESS

The Hardiness Zone Map is a valuable tool but it is not foolproof. There are a variety of factors that can influence the hardiness of a given plant in a garden. These factors include: soil type, drainage, snow cover, exposure to wind, winter, rainfall (or lack of), as well as fluctuations in temperature.

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Shipping costs

We try to keep shipping rates as low as possible to offer you the best value. Unlike other companies, with us, when you buy more, you save more on shipping! Our standard rates are:

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$40.00 – $59.99 

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$60.00 – $99.99

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Don't worry: our discount rates don't mean we cut corners on shipping. Our professional shipping staff packs each order - each plant! - with the care they'd take in their own gardens. Your plants will arrive in good, healthy condition, ready for you and your visiting pollinators to enjoy. 

Customer Reviews

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Betty R.
Little Quick Fire Hydrangeas

Nice starter plants, growing very well, well satisfied.

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Gayle B.
Little quick fire

Arrived packaged well. Planted and doing good!!!

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Catriona T.E.
Tiny Quick Fire™ Panicle Hydrangea

The plants arrived quickly and in excellent condition. They continue to thrive. I'm curious to see the shrubs when they have matured a bit to see their ultimate size, the flower size, and the evolution of the flower color throughtout the season. Catriona Tudor Erler

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M.
Excellent hydrangeas

One looks sickly but may recover as leaves turned black & some leaves look fine on the top so Im hopeful, while the other looks fine.

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S.P.
Beautiful Plants/ Little Quick Fire Hydrangeas

I purchased 3 of these 2 years ago and was so pleased, I bought 2 more last year! The foliage is so healthy and the plants are beautiful even when they are not in flower. My original 3 are now 3 feet wide and almost 3 feet tall in just 2 years! I love how when they bloom the color goes from white to pink to red. Fantastic plants!