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grand rapids, Mi
Question by pghoek
May 19, 2006
saw a hydrangea in your pot at Fruit Basket Garden named

Answer from NGA
May 19, 2006


Giant 12-14? flower-heads are the hallmark of this charming Hydrangea bred by ItSaul Plants. It's available in limited quantities. Pink in alkaline (limey) soils and blue in acidic soils, ?Big Daddy? offers trouble-free garden grouping or commands attention just as an accent plant. Each gigantic flower-head is composed of masses of tightly-clustered florets that radiate bright color. Perfect for fresh, and dried arrangements, ?Big Daddy? will add intrigue and romance to the garden with blooms from early summer through fall?an especially long time for a Hydrangea. Even when not blooming, Big Daddy is attractive. Dark-green, glossy leaves appear to be polished, on stems that provide a sturdy branching habit. Unlike many Hydrangeas, ?Big Daddy? performs fine in the full sun, though it responds to some shade in the southern part of its hardiness range. Best of all, ?Big Daddy? is easy to grow in the hot, humid summers of the South and the Midwest. Once established in good soil, this Hydrangea will prove to be a reliable performer with little need for special care. Over-the-top beauty doesn?t come along very often, and ?Big Daddy? makes a super addition to any garden setting.

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