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PlantFiles: Panicle Hydrangea
Hydrangea 'Quick Fire'

Family: Hydrangeaceae (hy-drain-jee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Hydrangea (hy-DRAIN-juh) (Info)
Cultivar: Quick Fire
Additional cultivar information: (PP16812, aka Bulk, Quick Fire)
Hybridized by Bulk; Year of Registration or Introduction: 2005

Synonym:Hydrangea paniculata

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36-48 in. (90-120 cm)
4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)
6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)
4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)
USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)
USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)
USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)
USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade

Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Mid Summer


Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:
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Propagation Methods:
From softwood cuttings

Seed Collecting:
N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

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4 positives
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive acerjap On Feb 1, 2014, acerjap from Brookline, MA (Zone 6a) wrote:

Observed this 'Bulk' paniculata, label said, hydrangea on
12 degree snowy day, Mt Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge, Ma.
Multiple, delicate, cream colored (dried) flower heads all dangling upside down and blowing in the snowy breeze.
Exquisitely beautiful.

Positive KariGrows On Oct 14, 2012, KariGrows from New Lisbon, WI (Zone 4b) wrote:

I usually push the zones and so have a Quickfire in my zone 4 garden, under some lilacs. It receives morning sun and the rest of the day is shaded. I have had it two years and am thrilled with the flowering capacity! Its beautiful and in the time I have had it , it went from a small one foot "stick" to a full bush of about 3.5 x 3 feet. I only wish I had more! I am going to post a photo.

Positive ms_greenjeans On Aug 23, 2010, ms_greenjeans from Hopkins, MN (Zone 4a) wrote:

I think this is my favorite hydrangea. I planted it last fall, and it has grown and bloomed wonderfully all summer. The flowers start out as bright white and then start to change to pink. As the summer goes on, the pink slowly gets darker. The blooms are lacy and plentiful, and I also really like the reddish stems. This is just a really attractive flowering shrub.
Update summer 2013: Love, Love, Love this hydrangea. As of July 30 it has already been blooming for almost a month, and the blossoms are just starting to change from white to pink. And the flowers are fragrant! Another update: as of the end of September, the flowers are a sort of deep rose pink. So this is going on almost three months of bloom with no sign of decline yet.

Positive carrielamont On Jun 14, 2007, carrielamont from Milton, MA (Zone 6a) wrote:

received 'Quickfire' as a tiny baby, BEFORE it was commercially available. This will be the first year with any significant blooms - can't wait!
edited to add: as you might guess from all my photos, I'm loving the nearly brick-pink color these panicles are developing!


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Waukegan, Illinois
Winnetka, Illinois
Atalissa, Iowa
Russell, Kentucky
Brookline, Massachusetts
Milton, Massachusetts
Brooklyn, Michigan
Dearborn Heights, Michigan
Spring Lake, Michigan
Trout Creek, Michigan
Andover, Minnesota
Hopkins, Minnesota
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Sallis, Mississippi
Plainsboro, New Jersey
Angola, New York
Clifton Park, New York
Hamburg, New York
Southold, New York
Mansfield, Ohio
Rufus, Oregon
Morrisville, Pennsylvania
Norristown, Pennsylvania
Washington Crossing, Pennsylvania
North Augusta, South Carolina
Toone, Tennessee
Lexington, Virginia
Bellingham, Washington
Buckley, Washington
Waukesha, Wisconsin

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