HI Fire Bigleaf Hydrangea (Hydrangea macrophylla ‘Fire’)
HI Fire Bigleaf Hydrangea
Multi-color and reblooming? You’ll definitely turn heads when you plant the incredible HI™ Fire Bigleaf Hydrangea (Hydrangea macrophylla ‘Fire’)! Whether it’s a single specimen or a hedge, these are unique landscape adornments either way!
The deep green, quilted foliage is the perfect backdrop for these incredible mophead blooms! Starting a bright green as buds, then retaining some of that green as the bracts and blooms become purplish-red or pink depending on the pH of your soil. These dense clusters of blossoms and their intense two-tone contrasting hues really catch the eye like nothing else, and they bloom – then rebloom – all summer until fall!
HI™ Fire is heat and humidity tolerant in growing zones 6 through 9, handling some sun, but preferring part shade and afternoon shade best. Maturing as a tall oval form 4-5 feet high and 3-5 feet in width, these can be pruned smaller to accommodate any sized yard, hedge or planter!
HI™ Fire sets perennial and mixed-shrub borders alight with vibrant color and contrast! Be sure to plant a few extras so you’ll have some of these incredible blooms to bring indoors for your floral arrangements, a few for pollinators, and more for when winter arrives and these blooms become tan pompoms that look gorgeous in dried floral décor.
Bigleaf Hydrangeas are dense deciduous shrubs and look phenomenal as hedges and low privacy screens. Plant along the shady side of your foundation or as an eye-catching barrier between your front yard and the sidewalk. This is a property-defining friendly fence that your neighbors won’t mind at all! Prune smaller to fit into containers and planters, or to allow any sized property to accommodate one of these fantastic flowering shrubs!
Hydrangea does best in afternoon shade but can take full sun in cooler summers. Plant in a very well enriched and well-drained soil that remains consistently moist, especially during the summer months. Provide a thick layer of mulch to retain moisture and insulate the roots from heat.
HI™ Fire Bigleaf Hydrangea is an amazing new variety of flowering shrub with incredible blooms, disease-resistance and compact growth!
|Common name||HI Fire Bigleaf Hydrangea|
|Botanical name||Hydrangea macrophylla 'Fire'|
|Height||3 - 5 ft.|
|Width||4 - 5 ft.|
|Sunlight||Full Sun, Partial Shade|
|Soil condition||Well Drained Soil|
|Pruning time||When Dormant|
|Flower color||Purplish Red, Pink|