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Firelight® Hydrangea

Hydrangea paniculata 'SMHPFL' (PP# 25,135)

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Firelight® Hydrangea

Hydrangea paniculata 'SMHPFL' (PP# 25,135)

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Botanical Name

Hydrangea paniculata 'SMHPFL' (PP# 25,135)

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Full Sun, Partial Sun



The Firelight® Hydrangea is a new and special form of the panicle hydrangea. Why is it special? Because unlike others, it quickly turns pink in summer, bringing lots of color much earlier than other panicle hydrangeas. It is much more cold-resistant than pink or blue mophead hydrangeas, so it grows well in zones 3 and 4, where mophead hydrangeas usually won’t bloom. It quickly grows into an upright shrub, between 4 and 6 feet tall, with strong, arching branches. The enormous flower heads, up to 16 inches long, are held up well by the strong stems, with no flopping, so this plant always looks spectacular. Plant it in sun or light shade, as a background shrub, as a specimen on a lawn, or to frame an entrance. A row makes a lovely informal flowering hedge, and it also grows well in planters or a large pot.

  • Very hardy, right into zone 3
  • Huge flower spikes turn pink in summer, red in fall
  • Easy to grow, yet spectacular in appearance
  • Perfect for partially-shade locations
  • In bloom for months, after other plants have finished

Plant the Firelight® Hydrangea in any well-drained soil. This is an easy plant to grow, and minimal care is needed. Some soil enrichment with organic material is helpful, and some fertilizer in spring, such as you might use for roses, is helpful for maximum growth. Choose a sunny or lightly shaded location. this plant has no notable pests or diseases, and it is very easy to grow, with spectacular results. Prune in spring for the best flower development.