Wee Bit Giddy Bigleaf Hydrangea is a hybrid cross of two very popular Hydrangeas to give you the best of both plants. From Cityline Paris you get the beautiful rosy red color and more compact growing habit, and from Let’s Dance Rave you get the benefit of its spectacular endurance especially in Zones 5 and 6. Win-win all the way around. As a large flowered perennial, Wee Bit Giddy is going to be the star of the show in your summer garden with its long lasting, continuous reblooming mophead style of bloom. It is salt tolerant as well, so coastal gardeners can appreciate its summertime beauty. Before and after blooming, the glossy dark green leaves will be an attraction all of their own.
Hydrangea macrophylla are native to Japan and possibly to Korea, growing along seaside coasts as well as up into the mountains. Wee Bit Giddy is hardy in Zones 5 to 9, weathering lower winter temperatures like a champ. This hydrangea is a hyperaccumulator of aluminum ions in the soil, meaning it will produce pink/red flowers in a neutral (7.0) soil, and a more violet/blue tone in an acidic soil. If you want to know what color your flowers will be, have your soil tested for its pH range, or be pleasantly surprised when it blooms as it is equally beautiful either way.
Wee Bit Giddy® Hydrangea Care
Wee Bit Giddy is going to appreciate a well drained humus rich soil. It will not tolerate a soggy heavy soil, so amend clay soils with some peat moss and sharp sand. Plant in full sun with some light shade, or just in full sun. It will appreciate the light shade in the hotter regions of its hardiness zone, though. Water when natural rainfall is inadequate, about 1 inch per week is about right. Hydrangeas are heavy feeders, so apply a granular rose fertilizer to the soil in early spring after the ground thaws, and then again when the plant starts to flush out with new growth. To avoid excessive winter damage to fresh foliage, stop fertilizing after July. Hydrangea will tolerate a wide variety of soil pH as it responds by changing its bloom colors. Mulch with 2 to 3 inches of good quality mulch to help retain moisture in the root zone.
Deadheading hydrangea will extend the bloom period. The proper time and the proper way to cut the spent head depends on your variety. For mop heads, cut right above the first set of leaves. If you would like to harvest some of those beautiful flowers for use in your home floral arrangements, cut a longer stem, making sure to leave the old wood uncut. This is where your new growth will be generated from and cutting old wood will reduce next year's flowers considerably. Do not cut after July and August as the plant is then developing next year’s new growth. Avoid all pruning other than deadheading and removing stems for use in your home, or the occasional trimming of a dead branch as needed.
Wee Bit Giddy® Hydrangea Spacing
Space your plants about 30 inches apart. Wee Bit Giddy will grow to 24 inches tall but spread out to 30 inches wide. Good air circulation will improve its disease resistance. Leave the spent flowers on the bush for winter interest or harvest them for a unique dried arrangement for your home. Whether you plant this hardy cultivar as a specimen plant, or in borders in your landscape, you are going to appreciate the beautiful color and form of this spectacular perennial in your garden this spring.
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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.
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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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Standard Colors: 2-3 business days
Special Order Colors: 8 weeks - this is due to the planter being custom made with the color(s) of your choice
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Time of Order:
- 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
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 beginning of the following week from your order. We put together this helpful guide of 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.