Wayside Gardens Fire Light Hydrangea

Plant Patent Applied For. Cultivar Name: Hydrangea paniculata SMHPFL. Fire Light? is a new cold-hardy Hydrangea paniculata that displays large red and white flower heads in midsummer and blooms reliably regardless of climate. Fire Light? ma...kes an impressive display, reaching up to 6 feet high and wide, boasting 12- to 16-inch blooms held upright on strong red stems that will not droop. This commanding perennial dominates the summer and fall landscape, demanding the attention of all who look upon it. The lush color-shifting blooms are a great focal point for a single accent planting or a striking row. The pinks and whites also beautifully complement Roses and other perennials, making Fire Light? an excellent source of mid-to-late season color in the back of the border. If you do not have a 6 x 6 area available for these Hydrangeas to reach their full majesty, you can train them to a more compact size with moderate pruning. Fire Light? blooms in midsummer, earlier than other paniculatas that delay their blooms until late summer or even early fall, but its flowers remain striking well into cool weather. The blooms arise on new wood, so it is best to prune in late fall or early spring.? Fire Light? is adaptable, working well with most soils, as long as it is well-drained and gets some sun. The enormous pink and white blooms are resolute, appearing reliably each year regardless of climate, pruning, or soil pH! Zones 3 to 8. read more

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