‘Big Daddy’

‘Big Daddy’

Hydrangea macrophylla 'Big Daddy' PP14527

Pink in alkaline soils and blue in acidic soils, Big Daddy’s huge blooms are as big as balloons at a child’s birthday party. Perfect for flower arrangements, ‘Big Daddy’ will bloom from spring until early summer.

Sunset Zones

3b-9, 14-24

USDA Zones

-10°F to 0°F USDA zones 6–10

‘Big Daddy’ Features

Plant Dimensions

5-6' H x 5-6' W

Landscape Use

Accent, Hedge, Mass planting

Plant Type


Growth Rate



Part shade to shade

Special Feature

Cut Flowers, Reblooming


Huge, 12-14" pink or blue blooms summer to fall

Flowering Season

Spring to Fall, Summer to Fall

‘Big Daddy’ Plant Care

Water Needs

Medium Water Once Established


Feed in spring to fall


Prune to shape after flowering


Well-drained garden soil w/ rich organic matter

Planting Instructions

1. Dig in your native soil a hole as deep and wide as the container. We recommend planting in native soil for best acclimation.
2. Fill the hole with water and thoroughly water the new plant; allow both to drain.
3. Gently place the plant on its side and remove the pot. Place your hand on the bottom of the plant and put it in the hole.
4. Return native soil around the root ball, wetting and gently tamping down.
5. To complete, create a shallow trench around the base of the plant to contain the water when watering.
6. Mulch 1–2” deep around the plant, avoiding the area closest to the stem.

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