Bigleaf Hydrangea

Hydrangea macrophylla


USPP 32,317; CBRF

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Wee Bit Giddy hydrangea with bright pink mophead blooms. A young bloom of Wee Bit Giddy hydrangea showing the white eye and bright pink color A single bloom of Wee Bit Giddy hydrangea with purple coloration Wee Bit Giddy hydrangea macrophylla blooming in a cold climate Wee Bit Giddy hydrangea covered in large pink mophead flowers Wee Bit Giddy hydrangea is an improved version of Cityline Paris hydrangea
  • Rich color
  • Reblooming
  • Glossy foliage

Saturated red-pink mophead blooms make Wee Bit Giddy hydrangea a favorite in our trial gardens. Growers will be delighted with its tight, compact growth, dark glossy foliage, and strong stems. Thanks to its parents Let's Dance Rave® hydrangea and Cityline® Paris hydrangea, it also reblooms. We recommend this variety as a red-pink, however flowers are a nice dark violet-purple when treated with aluminum sulfate. 

USDA Zone 5 - 9 (-20°F/-28.8°C)

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Exposure Full sun, Part sun

Height 2'

Width 2.5'

Finish Time 0.5 season

Type Deciduous

Bloom Time Summer rebloomer

Flower Color Red, Purple

Foliage Color Green

Liner Sizes 2 1/4", 4", Quick Turn

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.