Fire Light Hardy Hydrangea (Hydrangea paniculata)
Paniculata hydrangeas will grow and bloom in a wide variety of climates (Often hardy to Zone 3!).
If your weather is too cold to support the pink and blue hydrangeas or if your landscape doesn't have much shade, consider growing one of the many types of paniculatas. North or south, we can all enjoy them. Another desirable trait of all paniculatas is their tolerance for pruning. One can prune them at any time except when they begin forming bloom heads in the summer.
The name "paniculata" comes from the fact that the blooms are usually panicle-shaped (somewhat cone shaped) rather than ball-shaped. Many paniculata blooms develop a lovely pink shade as the blooms age, extending their beauty into the fall. Paniculata often get very large. 8-10 feet tall and wide is not unusual.
Fire Light is the new standard to measure all hardy hydrangeas. Upright panicles are packed with florets which transform from pure white in summer to rich pomegranate-pink in late summer to fall. Its thick, sturdy stems hold up the beautiful flowers so they are prominently displayed in the garden. An exceptional landscape shrub for foundation planting, back of the border or cutting garden.
Cannot ship to California or Hawaii, ships with soil