Fire Light® is the standard to measure all panicle hydrangeas! Proven Winners developed this easy-to-grow, reliable panicle hydrangea in Michigan, selecting it for its huge, full flower heads and sturdy, strong stems. Blooms emerge creamy-white and age to a vivid red for lots of summer color. It makes a great cut flower, fresh or dried, and can be used as a hedge, specimen, or incorporated into flower gardens and foundation plantings.
Top three reasons to grow Fire Light® hydrangea:
- Exceptionally hardy, growing and flowering well even in chilly zone 3
- large flowers age to red early in the summer for a colorful display
- low maintenance and easy to grow – the perfect plant for “black thumbs.”
Panicle hydrangeas are best pruned in early spring. Cut the branches back by about one-third their total length. This plant tolerates a wide range of conditions, but does not grow well in soggy soil. Plant in full sun in zones 3-7; afternoon shade is preferable in warmer areas. A good 2-3″ (5-7.6 cm) layer of shredded bark mulch over the roots is very beneficial.
If desired, fertilize in early spring with a granular fertilizer formulated for woody plants, like a rose fertilizer.
Fire Light hydrangea is a true show off in the summer garden!