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what color bloom does Quick Fire have?

Posted by greenqueen 5 (My Page) on
Thu, Apr 5, 12 at 14:35

I've been researching the Quick Fire but am totally confused on the coloring of the bloom. I realize it's a process of color change, but when I google images some are pink, some burgundy, some really orange red. I'm not a real orange red lover, so trying to get the real facts here.


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RE: what color bloom does Quick Fire have?

Blooms start out white, begin to develop a pink hue, and then begin to turn progressively darker through the stages you mentioned all the way into the fall.

This is the case with just about all H. paniculatas, as white is the only primary color of bloom, sometimes mixed with green, with shades of red on the aged flowers. However, Quick Fire will bloom and mature faster than just about all other paniculatas, doing so as early as June.


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RE: what color bloom does Quick Fire have?

QF is an early bloomer and a good choice. The problem with the pictures is that they may be retouched or your monitor or picture software may tweak things automatically so what one gets may not be what one saw in a picture. I have had that problem with pictures of roses too.


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RE: what color bloom does Quick Fire have?

Mine doesn't seem to have orange in its reds and pinks. I have acid soil, but don't know if there is a subtle change in color due to pH in paniculatas since I haven't grown them in less acid soil.


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RE: what color bloom does Quick Fire have?

There may be small differences due to weather and soil minerals, etc. I have not seen orange here per se but, there are times when in some small areas of the blooms you can see a slight color tone that is close to an orange but not quite.

Vanilla Strawberry is another example of color differences. It turns a nice magenta given the proper weather but there are some people whose location and weather are not similar enough to the one where VS was developed in France and thus it does not develop a nice magenta color in the Fall for them.


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