'Limelight Prime' Panicle Hydrangea


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Plant Needs

Fire Light® is the standard to measure all panicle hydrangeas! We developed this easy-to-grow, reliable panicle hydrangea in Michigan, selecting it for its huge, full flower heads and sturdy, strong stems. Blooms emerge creamy-white and age to a vivid red for lots of summer color. It makes a great cut flower, fresh or dried, and can be used as a hedge, specimen, or incorporated into flower gardens and foundation plantings.

Fire Light hydrangea is featured in our "Show-Off" magazine ad.

Top three reasons to grow Fire Light® hydrangea:

  • Exceptionally hardy, growing and flowering well even in chilly zone 3
  • Large flowers age to red early in the summer for a colorful display
  • Low maintenance and easy to grow - the perfect plant for "black thumbs."
  • Best Seller
  • Fall Interest
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Plant Type:


Height Category:


Garden Height:

72 - 96 Inches


72 - 96 Inches


72 - 96 Inches

Foliage Colors:


Flower Colors:

Pink, Red, White

Flower Shade:

White Changing to Pink-Red

Foliage Shade:




Container Role:


Plant Needs

Light Requirement:

Part Sun to Sun, Sun

Maintenance Category:


Bloom Time:

Early Summer, Late Summer, Long Blooming, Mid Summer

Hardiness Zones:

3a, 3b, 4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b

Water Category:



Border Plant, Container, Cut Flower, Dried Flower, Focal Point, Good for Screening, Landscape, Mass Planting, Specimen

Light Requirement:

The optimum amount of sun or shade each plant needs to thrive: Full Sun (6+ hours), Part Sun (4-6 hours), Full Shade (up to 4 hours).

Maintenance Notes:

Panicle hydrangeas are best pruned in early spring. Cut the branches back by about one-third their total length. This plant tolerates a wide range of conditions, but does not grow well in soggy soil. Plant in full sun in zones 3-7; afternoon shade is preferable in warmer areas. A good 2-3" (5-7.6 cm) layer of shredded bark mulch over the roots is very beneficial.

If desired, fertilize in early spring with a granular fertilizer formulated for woody plants, like a rose fertilizer.

Fire Light hydrangea is a true show off in the summer garden!

Fire Light®Hydrangeapaniculata'SMHPFL' USPP 25,135, Can 5,160

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