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Creamy white to fiery pink flowers.

Hydrangea paniculata Magical® Fire

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.

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 its 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.

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Who Am I?

  • Common Name

    Magical®️ Fire panicle hydrangea
  • Botanical Name

    Hydrangea paniculata ‘Bokraplume’ PP21302
  • Type

  • Bloom Time

    Summer to fall on new wood
  • Bloom Color

    Creamy white to red

Cultural Details

  • Bloom Time

    Summer to fall on new wood
  • Size

    4' tall by 3-4' wide
  • Hardiness Zone

  • Light

    Full sun
  • Soil

    Average garden soil
  • Moisture

    Moist, but well-drained
  • Disease & Pests

    None known
  • Landscape Use

    Cutting gardens, wildlife gardens, mixed borders, hedges, foundations, small urban gardens, containers
  • Propagation

  • Pruning

    No matter where you live, Hydrangea paniculatas can be pruned pretty heavily to keep them small, bushy and full of flowers. In spring, cut them back to half the size of the original plant to encourage branching and more flowers.

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