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Big Daddy Hydrangea
Hydrangea macrophylla 'Big Daddy' 

USDA Plant Hardiness Zones: 6a-9b  Find Your Zone

Note:  For our customers who live and garden north of USDA Planting Zone 6a, where this Hydrangea variety is not winter hardy outdoors, you can enjoy it in containers that can be moved indoors during winter and placed back outside when temperatures warm up in spring.



Special Attributes

Big Daddy Hydrangea provides huge, beautiful, 12-14 inch diameter, blue or pink flowers from late spring, throughout summer, and into early fall. Big Daddy blooms on old wood (last years wood) as well as the current seasons new growth. The bigger it grows, the more it flowers. The large, glossy rich green leaves provide an excellent background for the magnificent display of constantly appearing new flowers.  It is equally hardy as it is beautiful, and so easy to grow! Flower color is up to you. If you want blue flowers provide an acidic soil pH. If you want pink flowers provide an alkaline soil pH. Learn more about pH in the Care section. Click on the 'Care' tab above.




Landscape & Garden Uses

Growing naturally 5-6 feet tall and wide in a rounded mound, Big Daddy Hydrangea can be grown in garden beds or containers. It is ideal for use as a specimen or accent in home foundation plantings, flowering shrub borders and perennial gardens. In larger landscape spaces it is especially dramatic in small to large groupings or in straight or staggered rows as a colorful hedge.

Spacing:  4-5' for solid hedges;  8' or more for space between plants





Cultural Preferences

Big Daddy Hydrangea is very easy to grow in most any moist but well-drained soil with average fertility and full sun to part shade in northern zones and part shade (morning sun with afternoon shade or filtered sun) in southern zones. For best flowering, we suggest 4 hours of direct sun light per day. As with so many other ornamental plants, a constantly soggy or wet soil is problematic. Flower color is your choice. Acidic soils will make blue flowers while a neutral to slightly alkaline soil will make pink flowers.

Note:  Big Daddy is a Hydrangea macrophylla species that produces its flowers from buds that formed on "old wood" (during the previous year). This means that even though it is tempting to cut them back in the winter, when they are only bare sticks jutting out of the ground, don't do it. The flower buds are already formed and hidden in those bare sticks, so don't cut them off if you want flowers.

Get tips for proper pruning time and technique in our article titled How To Prune Various Types Of Hydrangea 




Helpful Articles

Click on a link below to get helpful advice from our experts on how to plant and care for mophead Hydrangeas.







Plant Details

USDA Plant Hardiness Zones: 6a-9b  Find Your Zone
Plant Type:  Deciduous Flowering Shrub
Height at Maturity:  5-6'
Width at Maturity: 5-6'
Growth Habit / Form:  Bushy, Dense, Globose/Round
Flower Color:  Blue in acid soil or Pink in alkaline soil
Flower Size:  Large - up to 14" inch diameter!
Flowering Period:  Early Summer through Fall!
Flower Type:  Single in large clusters
Fragrant Flowers:  No
Foliage Color:  Rich Medium to Dark Green
Fragrant Foliage:  No
Berries:  NA
Berry Color:  NA
Sun Needs:  Part Shade - Morning or Filtered Sun is preferred (South).  Full Sun or Part Shade (North)
Water Needs:  Average, Lower when established
Soil Type:  Clay (amended), Loam, Sand (amended), Silt 
Soil Moisture / Drainage:  Well Drained Moist
Soil pH:  6.0 - 8.0 (Moderately Acid to Moderately Alkaline)
Maintenance / Care:  Low
Attracts:  Visual Attention
Resistances:  Disease, Drought (when established in part shade), Heat, Humidity, Insect



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