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
Flower Time: Summer
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Cuttings: Cane
Pollinators: Bees
Awards and Recognitions: Other: 2008 Great Plant Picks award winner

Common names
  • Bigleaf Hydrangea
  • Hydrangea
  • Mophead Hydrangea
  • French Hydrangea

Photo Gallery
Location: Cordoba, Argentina
Location: Porch garden
Date: 2011-0620
Just getting their color.
Location: Porch garden
Date: 2011-0701
Location: At a local nursery
Date: 2015-05-20

Date: 2017-11-11
Location: Western North Carolina
Date: Early Summer
  • Uploaded by vic
Uploaded by mistyfog
Location: Porch garden
Date: 2011-0620
Location: Porch garden
Date: 2011-0630
Location: Acworth, GA
Date: 2009-06-23
Location: Coastal San Diego County 
Date: 2018-03-31
Cutting grown
Location: my garden zone 7A Cape Cod, MA
Date: 2017-05-29
The signature Cape Cod shrub
Location: Porch garden
Date: 2011-0620
Location: Allentown, Pennsylvania
Date: 2015-06-16

Courtesy American Daylily and Perennials
  • Uploaded by vic
Location: a local nursery
Date: 2014-07-24
Location: Granite Falls, WA
Date: 2018-08-23
Location: western Oregon
Date: summer 2013
Location: my garden zone 7A Cape Cod, MA
Date: 2017-06-28
Location: Allentown, Pennsylvania
Date: 2014-11-02
Leaves starting to turn, early November

Date: 2007-02-17
Photo Courtesy of Hydrangeas Plus Used with Permission
  • Uploaded by vic

Date: 2008-06-30

Photo courtesy of Singing Tree Gardens Nursery
  • Uploaded by Joy
Location: At Regan's Nursery
Date: 2014-05-08
Location: At Regan's Nursery
Date: 2014-05-08
Location: At a local nursery
Date: 2015-05-20
Location: My garden
Date: 2019-06-15
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  • Posted by sandnsea2 (Cape Cod, MA, USA - Zone 7a) on May 22, 2012 12:13 PM concerning plant:
    My favorite Blue Hydrangea, and a signature plant of my home, Cape Cod. They can be seen everywhere on that small peninsula, blooming all summer until frost. They thrive there best with ample moisture and full sun.
    However full sun in New England does not compare to full sun in the South, so this plant likes partial shade in the South, unless an irrigation system provides them with daily watering.
Plant Events from our members
dorothythomas98 On May 31, 2014 Bloomed
Seedfork On April 22, 2015 Miscellaneous Event
Plants starting to put on buds.
Seedfork On October 20, 2002 Obtained plant
Plants were here when we bought the house.
SuperHappyCamper On May 5, 2024 Obtained plant
Gift from Dorothy Gregory.
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