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.
Plant size: 3-5' tall and wide
Light: full sun (6+ hrs/day) to part sun (4-6 hours sun)
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: long-blooming, color-changing flowers, hardy, cold tolerant, easy care
Pot size: one quart
Plant name: Hydrangea paniculata ‘SMHPLQF’ pp #: 25,136