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Hydrangea paniculata Magical® Flame

Heads have been turning with the introduction of Magical Flame. This sun loving panicle hydrangea flashes summer white blooms briefly before turning red.

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. Then we introduce you to 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.

Magical®️ Flame lights the torch for these summer-flowering hydrangeas. It is smaller in stature and more versatile than the average panicle hydrangea. Creamy-white flowers emerge early and quickly turn burgundy-red as the summer nights begin to cool. The flowers evoke a feminine, lacy, perhaps delicate feel, but don’t let the word “delicate” fool you. Magical®️ Flame is amazingly tough and vigorous and it continues to be a strong performer throughout the season. The blooms keep their fiery red hue from late summer to late fall, as it is the last of the panicle hydrangeas to lose their color.

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Who Am I?

  • Common Name

    Magical® Flame panicle hydrangea
  • Botanical Name

    Hydrangea paniculata ‘Bokratorch’ PP21292
  • 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

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

  • Light

    full sun to part shade
  • Soil

    Average garden soil
  • Moisture

    moist, but well drained
  • Disease & Pests

    none known
  • Landscape Use

    foundations, cutting gardens, wildlife gardens, borders, foundations, small urban gardens
  • 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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