Bigleaf Hydrangea, French Hydrangea, Mophead
Hydrangea macrophylla 'Lemon Daddy'

Family: Hydrangeaceae (hy-drain-jee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Hydrangea (hy-DRAIN-juh) (Info)
Species: macrophylla (mak-roh-FIL-uh) (Info)
Cultivar: Lemon Daddy
Additional cultivar information:(PP17660)
Hybridized by Johnson
Registered or introduced: 2005
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Height:

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Spacing:

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)

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)

Sun Exposure:

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:

Pink

Light Blue

Medium Blue

Dark Blue

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Foliage:

Deciduous

Other details:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

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:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

From woody stem cuttings

From softwood cuttings

From semi-hardwood cuttings

Seed Collecting:

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

Regional

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

Lawrenceville, Georgia

Locust Grove, Georgia

Bothell, Washington

Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral

On Jun 10, 2006, dtimms4 from Columbus, OH wrote:

The jury is still out on this beauty. I bought four plants last fall, two were placed on the east side, and two were placed on the west side. As of 6/10/06, one of the west wide plants expired this week and the one remaining is only 2-3" high. The east side plants are about 8" high and look healthy but the growth is so slow , it looks like I will have to wait until next year to actually see them from the road. Beautifully colored leaves, but they seem too fragile for a busy garden.

Positive

On Feb 27, 2005, bentleygardens from Locust Grove, GA (Zone 7b) wrote:

Another great hydrangea from Saul Nurseries, same huge flowers and thick stems, should be available in the Fall of 2005.