Big Daddy Hydrangea

Hydrangea macrophylla 'Big Daddy'

Big Daddy Hydrangea is a compact deciduous shrub that blooms on both old and new wood.  Its serrated. glossy dark green leaves turn yellow in fall.  The color of the large rounded panicles of mophead flowers depends on the soil PH - a mild pink in alkaline soils, while acidic soils produce blue flowers.  The flowers open green to white and gain its color through summer attracting pollinators. Best bloom in partial sun and rich, moist well-drained soils. 

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East Asia


5' - 6'


5' - 6’



USDA Hardiness Zone: 

6 - 9


Part Sun

Bloom Color: 

Blue (acidic), Pink (alkaline)

Season of Interest: 


MAINTENANCE NEEDS:  Medium Maintenance. Mulch soil to maintain moisture and overwinter.  If pruning is needed do so after flowering. Slight susceptibility to bud blight, wilt, leaf spot, and mildew.  Aphids are occasional problems.   

LANDSCAPE USES:  Accents or Group Plantings, BordersWoodland Gardens, Foundation Plantings, Hedges, Containers.

COMPANION PLANTS: HibiscusIteaAzalea

IMAGES: Photo by David J. Stang, Hydrangea macrophylla Big Daddy 1zzCC BY-SA 4.0, (2) Photo by David J. Stang, Hydrangea macrophylla Big Daddy 0zzCC BY-SA 4.0

*As plants have ranges in appearance they may not appear as the images shown.

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Customer Reviews

Based on 2 reviews
Hilda Gonzalez
Lifetime Happy Customer!

I was really impressed with the care and attention given to packaging the 3 plants I purchased. Each one arrived in it’s own box, carefully wrapped with no visible damage and well watered. All 3 hydrangeas appear healthy and happy. I will certainly purchase more plants in the future and recommend anyone who asks, to do the same. Thanks for sending me such healthy, beautiful hydrangeas!

Jeana Allgood
Big Daddy

I sent this plant to a friend after the death of her daddy. She said the plant was in a nice package. When the plant was delivered it was a good size and had a bloom on it. She liked being able to see what the blooms will look like. She said the gloves to wear when planting the hydrangea was a nice bonus. I will definitely use Go Buy Plants again