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Megan Mathey
Grand Haven, Michigan


Bigleaf Hydrangea

Hydrangea macrophylla


PP#35,317; CBRAF

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A close up of the hot pink blooms of Let's Dance Lovable. "} Let's Dance Lovable in the landscape showing its habit. Royal purple blooms of Let's Dance Lovable. The burgundy autumn foliage of Let's Dance Lovable. A close up of the purple blooms of Let's Dance Lovable.
  • Reblooming
  • Compact
  • Vibrant color

Deeply pigmented, vivid flower colors set this rebloomer apart from the crowd. It's a strong and reliable Let's Dance rebloomer that can produce hot pink or royal purple flowers. You'll also appreciate the dark glossy foliage that turns burgundy in autumn. Developed here at Spring Meadow by Megan Mathey.

5 - 9 (-20°F/-28°C)
Full sun, Part sun
3 - 4'
3 - 4'
Finish Time
1 season
Bloom Time
Flower Color
Pink, Purple
Foliage Color
Green, Red
Liner Sizes
2 1/4", 4", Quick Turn


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.


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.


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.