|Common Name||Magical Fire hydrangea|
|Size||4' tall by 3-4' wide|
|USDA hardiness Zones||3-9|
|Sun / Shade||Full sun|
|Soil||Average garden soil|
|Moisture||Moist, but well-drained|
|Disease and Pests||None known|
|Landscape use||Cutting gardens, wildlife gardens, mixed borders, hedges, foundations, small urban gardens, containers|
|Market appeal / Uniqueness||Spectacular in the landscape, this no-fuss beauty is more compact than most varieties of its kind, with lacy, white flowers that will be the first to show red color as they bloom.|
|Propagation Methods||Vegetative cuttings|
|Bloom Time||July to September|
Angela and Linda’s Garden Notes:
The family hydrangea is valued for endless varieties of flowering shrubs and vines, which bloom in spring and are appropriate for the shade garden. That is of course, until we consider Hydrangea paniculata, the panicle hydrangea. This is where we find some showy specimens for full sun. Paniculatas flower reliably each summer regardless of climate, pruning, or in most cases, the pH of your soil. Spectacular in the landscape, these no-fuss beauties generally form large, vase-shaped shrubs that support showy, cone-shaped flowers. Until now…
We are proud to be working with Kolster, B.V., who represents Boot & Co., a fabulous breeding company focused on panicle hydrangeas, in The Netherlands. The new selections coming from this partnership breeding program are sure to please with their colorful, full-bodied blooms and shorter , more compact habits.
Hydrangea paniculatas bring charm and color to the garden when so many other plants look tired from the summer heat. Due to it’s incredible performance, Magical Fire is certain to blaze a trail for other summer-flowering hydrangeas to follow. The flowers evoke a feminine feel with their lacy-white cone -shaped blooms. Magical Fire blooms earlier than other panicle-types, and then the flowers quickly turn burgundy-red while others are still white or turning shades of pink and green. Compact in stature, this new dwarf selection is more adaptable to smaller garden spaces and mixed containers.
Once Magical Fire ignites, it continues to be a strong grower throughout the season. The blooms remain on fire through the summer, supported by untiring foliage.
This plant is available through Ball Ornamentals.