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PlantFiles: Bigleaf Hydrangea, French Hydrangea, Mophead
Hydrangea macrophylla 'Big Daddy'

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Family: Hydrangeaceae (hy-drain-jee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Hydrangea (hy-DRAIN-juh) (Info)
Species: macrophylla (mak-roh-FIL-uh) (Info)
Cultivar: Big Daddy
Additional cultivar information: (PP14527)
Hybridized by Johnson; Year of Registration or Introduction: 2002

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Height:
36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Spacing:
4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)
USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)
USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

Sun Exposure:
Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:
Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:
Pink
Medium Blue

Bloom Time:
Mid Summer
Late Summer/Early Fall
Mid Fall

Foliage:
Deciduous

Other details:
Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings
This plant is resistant to deer
Flowers are good for cutting
Flowers are good for drying and preserving

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:
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Propagation Methods:
From herbaceous stem cuttings
From softwood cuttings
By simple layering

Seed Collecting:
N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive lmelling On Dec 3, 2004, lmelling from Ithaca, NY (Zone 5b) wrote:

In "Hydrangeas for American Gardens," by Michael A. Dirr (2004), it says that this cultivar grows 5'-6' high with thick stems and glossy thick large leaves that have a yellow fall color. Flowers are 8" to 12" across with thin sepals. Pink in alkaline, blue in acid soils. No hardiness zone information.

Dirr says this might be a seedling of 'Otaksa'.

Regional...

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Mentone, Alabama
Long Beach, California
San Pedro, California
Buford, Georgia
Lawrenceville, Georgia
Normal, Illinois
Dearborn Heights, Michigan
Derry, New Hampshire
Port Washington, New York
Southold, New York
Waterford, New York
Winnsboro, South Carolina
South Milwaukee, Wisconsin



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