Fire Light Tidbit® Hydrangea
$14.97 – $39.97
Fire Light Tidbit® Hydrangea has the tiniest, tidiest panicle hydrangea yet: it reaches just 2-3′ tall and wide, yet it packs in tons of easy-care beauty into its small size. Big, lush panicles of white mophead flowers appear in early to mid summer, nearly obscuring the textured green foliage. As the summer progresses, they begin to develop bright pink and red tones, which keep it colorful right on up to the first frost. Its colorful autumn foliage has an unusual trait in panicle hydrangeas. Thick, sturdy stems help to create a neat, mounded plant that’s fantastic in landscapes, flower gardens, even in containers! Photo and description courtesy of Proven Winners – www.provenwinners.com – USPP 32,512
- Scientific Name: Hydrangea paniculata ‘SMNHPK’
- USDA Zone: 3 – 8
- Average Height: 2′ – 3′
- Average Width: 3′
- Sun Exposure: Sun to part sun
Before planting, have your soil tested to see what amendments are needed. Click this link to check your frost dates: Frost Dates. Check the light preferences for your plant and choose your plot accordingly. Even if you have the perfect soil and ideal location, you still need to choose the right time of the year depending on what you are planting.
When you receive your plant, soak the root ball in water for 20 minutes upon arrival before planting or potting. Gently break up the root ball. This will help the roots of the plant to grow out into the soil. Dig a hole slightly larger than the root ball of your plant. Fill in the hole tightly with soil to avoid any air pockets. Add a bit of slow-release fertilizer to help new plants to grow quickly. Add the recommended amount per fertilizer instructions. Be sure to water your plants until they are established. In addition, pull weeds out when they appear. They take nutrients from the soil.
Additionally, certain plants may need staking. Whenever they become too heavy to stand on their own, add bamboo stakes for the plants to lean against or tie up for support.
Prune plants as needed to encourage growth. If you have trouble keeping up with your pruners, check out our locally hand-made leather pruner holster here.
Lastly, enjoy your Fire Light Tidbit® Hydrangea and your time in the garden!
$1 discount on Slow Release Fertilizer with any purchase!!