Bigleaf Hydrangea (Hydrangea macrophylla) in the Hydrangeas Database

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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Partial or Dappled Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Plant Height: 3 feet
Plant Spread: 3 feet
Leaves: Deciduous
Fruit: Dehiscent
Flowers: Showy
Blooms on old wood
Flower Color: Blue
Pink
Purple
White
Flower Time: Summer
Late summer or early fall
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Propagation: Seeds: Suitable for wintersowing
Start indoors
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Cuttings: Cane
Division
Pollinators: Bees

Another view of the Monarch alighting on the hydrangea bloom in m

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Location: Thomasville, GA USADate: 2019-06-10Another view of the Monarch alighting on the hydrangea bloom in m
By Tom_F_GA
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Location: Thomasville, GA USADate: 2019-06-09#Monarchs love the hydrangea blooms
By Tom_F_GA
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Location: My garden, Pequea, Pennsylvania 17565Date: 2017-09-29
By csandt
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Location: Quinault, WashingtonDate: 2013-08-23Apparently these have escaped in this area and have colonized lar
By Bonehead
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Location: My Yard
By GaNinFl
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Location: Kula Botanical Garden, Maui Date: 2015-05-17 - The light blue Hydrangea blossom in the center, was as big as
By HemNorth
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Location: Fireplace garden - more shade than sunDate: 2006-1028
By pirl
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Location: Fireplace garden - more shade than sunDate: 2009-0801These hydrangeas were the basis for the use of color echoes in th
By pirl
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Location: Mysore, IndiaDate: 2010 Sept.Pay attention to the blue parts in the centre, seen from the unde
By Dinu
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Location: Riverview, Robson, B.C. Date: 2005-07-31Such a voluptuous Beauty.
By HemNorth
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Location: Riverview, Robson, B.C. Date: 2006-09-24Many hues of fading colours on one bush.
By HemNorth
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Purchased on clearance; recently planted.
By Hamwild
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Location: Fireplace garden - more shade than sunDate: 2005-1116Part of the inherited landscaping.
By pirl
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By sequoia
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Location: Mysore, IndiaDate: 2010 Sept.The little things are seen also from the top, inconspicuous.  I d
By Dinu
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Location: Albany Georgia Date: 2016-06-01
By Sherib381
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Location: My garden, Pequea, Pennsylvania 17565Date: 2017-08-06Propagated via flower stalk stuck in the ground over the winter.
By csandt
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Location: My garden, Pequea, Pennsylvania 17565Date: 2017-10-16
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Location: Riverview, Robson, B.C. Date: 2007-10-23This blossom was picked, dried and in a bouquet for two years.
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Location: Fireplace garden - more shade than sunDate: 2006-0629This is one of two that were here when we bought the house.
By pirl
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Comments:
Posted by Mindy03 (Delta KY) on May 9, 2012 4:39 PM

Honey bees get nectar and pollen from this plant.

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Catmint20906 On June 12, 2015 Bloomed
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Discussion Threads about this plant
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