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Big Daddy Hydrangea

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Big Daddy Hydrangea  Bloom
  • Zones 6 - 9
  • Height 5 - 6 Feet
  • Spread 5 - 6 Feet
  • Partial Shade to Full Shade

The Big Daddy Hydrangea, hydrangea macrophylla ‘Big Daddy’, makes a grand statement in any landscape with its 12” to 14” pink or blue blooms. Color of blooms dependent on soil pH, which can be modified with soil amendments or fertilizer for acid loving plants. Plant as a showy accent, informal hedge or as a mass planting. Impressive in cut flower arrangements.

Big Daddy Hydrangea Care

Plant in well-drained soil enriched with organic matter. Water regularly, especially during periods of drought or periods of hot weather. Fertilize in early spring with an acid fertilizer if blue blooms are desired. Prune out any winter-damaged stems in early spring. Pruning, though not generally necessary, should be completed after the first flush of blooms in the spring.

Big Daddy Hydrangea Spacing

For a showy informal hedge or mass planting, plant 5 to 6 feet apart, as measured from the center of each plant.

Big Daddy Hydrangea Plant Facts

Big Daddy Hydrangea Plant Facts

USDA Hardiness Zones: 6-9
Flower Color(s): Pink/Blue
Bloom Period: Spring
Foliage Color(s): Green
Light Exposure: Part sun to shade
Height: 5-6 Feet
Spread: 5-6 Feet
Habit: Rounded Compact
Watering: Medium
Features: Cut Flowers, Rebloomer
Scientific Name: Hydrangea macrophylla 'Big Daddy' PP14527
Common Name: Big Daddy Hydrangea
Brand: Southern Living Plants

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Plant Addicts guarantees your plant(s) will arrive happy and healthy, but the plant(s) are being shipped through the mail and accidents happen. If the plant is dead, has dried out roots or the incorrect item was shipped just notify Plant Addicts within 3 days upon delivery. We may ask for pictures but will try to make it as easy as possible for you. Please note plant(s) with damaged branches or wilted leaves will not qualify for this guarantee. Plants are very resilient and will rebound quickly when cared for correctly.

For information on how to care for you new plant please check out our guide. Guide: How to Care for Your New Plant(s)

Plant Addicts Warranty - 1 Year (Extra Purchase Required)

We encourage all plant lovers to purchase the Plant Addicts Warranty whether you’re new or an expert. There are many variables outside our control and yours that can cause the demise of your plant(s). Examples would be hungry animals, drought, poor soil conditions, over watering, disease, insects & many other factors. The Plant Addicts Warranty is a 1 year warranty protecting you from all the unknowns and will replace your plant if it moves on to the plant afterlife.

The warranty is purchased on a per plant basis and must be purchased at the same time as the plant purchase. We will cover 100% of the price of the plant but the warranty does not cover shipping cost. Simply let us know if your plant has died within one year of receiving it and we’ll get you a new one shipped out. We may ask for photos for documentation purposes but again we’ll try to make it as easy as possible.

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Guide: How to Care for Your New Plant(s)

Planter Shipping

Standard Colors: 7-10 business days

Speical Order Colors: 8 weeks - this is due to the planter being custom made with the color(s) of your choice

Please Note: On speical orders there can not be any cancellations

Plant Shipping

Time of Order:

Winter to Early Spring

  • Is it warm enough to plant in the customer’s growing zone?
  • What areas does the plant has to travel through from our nursery to your home?
  • Is the plant at the nursery ready to ship.
    • The plants from the South will naturally be ready sooner than the plants from the North (If you have questions or concerns about when a plant will ship please email us at info@plantaddicts.com)


  • If there is extreme heat we’ll delay shipping.  
    • We’ll have to review what areas the plants are traveling through along with your location

Fall into Winter

  • We’ll ship all the way up to the end of the fall planting season!


  • Get your order in now to reserve you plants for Spring planting!

Once your plant is shipped you’ll receive an email with tracking information. Depending on the above criteria we’ll ship your plant(s) towards the beginning of the following week from your order date. We put together this helpful guide for what to do when you receive your plants in the mail.

It is important to know that all of our plants are clearly labeled for which growing zones the plant can survive in. The plants are thoroughly trialed and tested in every growing zone before we state the plant can grow in a zone. Again, our #1 priority is to ship the plants to you healthy and ready to thrive in your location. So we will do everything in our power to do so.

2 Reviews - Big Daddy Hydrangea Hide Reviews Show Reviews

  • 3
    Few blooms

    Posted by Randy Williams on Jul 14th 2019

    Had 6-Big Daddy hydrangeas for 3-years.... have never trimmed them... so haven’t cut off blooms...sulfur and aluminum sulfate added to soil to acidify for blue blooms.... they get eastern sun and shade in afternoon... very disappointed in this selection.... fertilized with Dynamite and Black Kow manure each spring before leafing...

  • 3

    Posted by PP on Feb 24th 2019

    Classic hydrangea but is great