Hydrangea - Bigleaf

Hydrangea macrophylla


USPP 22,329; CBR 4526

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Lets Dance Big Easy hydrangea with many many pink blooms on it in front of a mass planting of roses Closeup of the pink blooms of Lets Dance Big Easy hydrangea showing the creamy eye in the center of each floret Lets Dance Big Easy hydrangea showing many pink and purple blooms
  • Supersized flowers
  • Reblooming
  • Disease resistant

Let's Dance Big Easy® hydrangea has exceptionally large, vividly colored mop-head flowers. The huge blooms go through an appealing progression of color changes, from pink/green to pink, then back to green. Color ranges from rich pink to lavender-blue, depending on soil. Developed in Michigan for improved cold tolerance and reblooming ability.

USDA Zone 5 - 9 (-20°F/-28.9°C)

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Exposure Full sun, Part sun

Height 2 - 3'

Width 2 - 3'

Finish Time .5 season

Type Deciduous

Bloom Time Summer - fall

Flower Color Pink, Blue

Foliage Color Green

Liner Sizes 4", Quick Turn, Pre-Budded

Soil Moist but well drained soils are best. Bigleaf hydrangeas may wilt in dry soils but also cannot take soggy conditions for any period of time. Tolerant of a range of soil pH levels, however, soil pH will influence flower color.

Pruning Avoid pruning bigleaf hydrangeas, except to remove any dead wood. These hydrangeas cannot be cut back or trimmed at any time of the year without impacting the bloom for either the current season or the next.

Uses Bigleaf hydrangeas are classic choices for flower gardens, cottage gardens, and seaside plantings. They also make a showy addition to foundation plantings and can be used for low hedges or edging.

Growing Tips Bigleaf hydrangeas benefit from a good layer of shredded bark mulch and afternoon shade, particularly in hotter climates. Apply a granular fertilizer formulated for flowering shrubs (like a rose fertilizer) if leaves start to yellow.