Hydrangea Fire & Ice Description
Hydrangea Fire and Ice is a joy to look at throughout the season. This new Hydrangea is anything but ordinary as it changes color every few weeks!
Plant in a location where you can enjoy the blooms as they change color. This paniculata type produces mega loads of long wands of color that start out creamy white early in summer, gradually turning rose pink by mid summer. The final crescendo is in autumn where the blooms turn a magnificent deep red - talk about the WOW factor!
This ultra compact Hydrangea only reaches 3-5 feet tall, and adapts well to all kinds of growing conditions thriving in part to deep shade. Colorful and cold hardy you'll want to find a place in your garden for this uncommon accent.
Fire and Ice Hydrangea makes the perfect long-blooming Hedge Plant for driveways or fence lines. This compact Hydrangea is also a superb companion to the drought-proof Ornamental Grasses, late-blooming Sedums, and long-blooming KnockOut Roses.
Hydrangeas are continuing to take the flowering shrub world by storm. They are widely adaptable to both clay and sandy soil provided they are given copious amounts of water during the prolonged summer dry spells.
Special Features: Cut Flower, Dried Flower, Easy Care, Fast Growing, Heat Tolerant, Long Blooming, Moisture Tolerant, Multi-Seasonal Interest
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- Botanical Name:
Hydrangea paniculata Fire and Ice
- Common Name:
- Sun Exposure:
Sun, Part Shade, Shade
- Ship Form:
1/2 gallon pot
- Soil Type:
- Soil Moisture:
- Height x Width:
3-5' x 3-4'
- Flower Color:
- Foliage Color:
- Bloom Season:
Summer thru Fall
Background, Foundation Planting, Hedge, Massing, Ornamental, Specimen
- Cannot Ship to:
AK, CAN, HI, PR
- Patent #:'Wim's Red' PPAF
Ideas and How-to's
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Soil: Average, medium moisture, well-drained soils. Mulch to conserve moisture, and buffer soil temperatures.
Generally, a soil pH below 5.0 results in deep, vivid blues and as the pH rises the flowers range from blue to lavender to mauve to a vivid deep pink at pH 7.0 (neutral). The pH determines the availability of aluminum in the soil; this element is more readily available in acid soils, and this availability results in the blue flower color. Since phosphorus ties up aluminum in soils, using a fertilizer low in this nutrient will aid in attaining blue flowers. If pink flowers are desired and your soil is acid, simply add lime to raise the pH and use a balanced fertilizer. Aluminum sulfate will lower pH if blue flowers are desired.
Light: Most varieties tolerate full sun in the north, but benefit from afternoon shade. Tolerates full sun only if grown with consistent moisture. In the south, plants require afternoon shade. Intolerant of drought, with foliage tending to decline considerably in dry conditions
Water: Water to keep soil moist, but not wet.
Spacing: 3-4 ft.
Fertilizing: Fertilize once in spring with a fertilizer designed to encourage blooms (such as 15-30-15).
Winterizing: Remove and destroy any fallen foliage that was infected by powdery mildew.
Maintenance & Pruning: This variety blooms on new wood. Can be shortened, or pruned back to the ground, either in fall or early spring. Blooms on new wood. Young plants may be transplanted when dormant in early spring.
ReviewsWrite a reviewHealthy Plants!Joyce C. | Apr 20, 2015I decided to give you guys a try, I just received my order of Hydrangea Fire and Ice. I was so impressed with the quality and condition of the plants that I decided to order more! These were very healthy and I think will do very well.