Froggie™ Bigleaf Hydrangea

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The Froggie™ Bigleaf Hydrangea shrub (Hydrangea macrophylla 'COF HM2') is one of a kind! Plant yours today for a pop of color and texture. This unique Hydrangea is a new, dense mophead with colored sepals that start out green-purple and mature pink. Heat tolerant, Froggie™ is ideal for warmer climates! People will stop and stare at this beauty! Butterflies to come to check out these blossoms!

The sepals are extremely thick and persistent. This is a strong plant that will hold up for a long time! Strong stems hold up defiantly against storms and rain, plus this Hydrangea has gorgeous flowers that are used for cut flowers or landscape decoration. These are pH-dependent blooms, so pick up a soil tester to be sure what you will be planting Froggie in! Plant in more alkaline conditions and you'll enjoy slightly pinker blooms, while more acidic these might edge closer to a moody blue. Neutral pH soils keep these blossoms delightfully green and purple!

In the fall, you can expect the pretty pink to deepen into a rich, fall red. With foliage and dried blooms lasting on the shrub well into fall until frost, USDA growing zones 6 through 9 will be able to enjoy the uniquely hued mopheads and wonderful foliage of this Bigleaf Hydrangea!

Planting and Application:

Provide your Hydrangea Bush with a partly shaded location so the full brunt of the summer sun doesn't give them stress. They thrive in those afternoon shady spots, you know, those ones under a big shade tree or around a shaded porch? Brighten up those dull areas with this gorgeous plant for cooling hues and flouncy flowers that add interest to the shaded side of your foundation, walls and along the back of your property where we could all use some oomph.

This Hydrangea is most commonly used in low hedges, mixed-shrub borders, cutting gardens, or as a backdrop for your perennial garden. There are so many possibilities! Plant near water features or a shady gutter where they can soak up the moisture, or close - but not too close, to a shady pond, brook or stream.

  • Green Mopheads Accented in Pink, Purple or Blue
  • Big Coarse Toothy Green Foliage
  • Reddish Fall Color
  • Great in Containers, Low Privacy, Hedges & Cut Flowers
  • Great for Moist Shade

#ProPlantTips for Care

The Froggie™ Bigleaf Hydrangea thrives in zones 6-9. Need to find your hardiness zone? Use our map to locate yours! Plant these with mulch as they thrive when having that even moisture and protection. Hydrangea care can look overwhelming, but it's pretty easy! We have a few recommendations for you while taking care of your plant. When first planted, it is important to keep the soil moist so the Hydrangea can become established in its area. Afterward, water consistently as you would other plants.

A lot of people wonder when to prune Bigleaf Hydrangeas. Easy! Prune after the flowering has occurred. This will encourage healthy and happy blooms later!

  • Partial Sun - Favoring Afternoon Shade
  • Water Consistently & Mulch Root System Well
  • Provide Well-Drained Enriched Soil
  • Prune Bigleaf Hydrangea After Flowering - Blooms on New Wood
  • Color Changing Depending on pH

This is a fan favorite Hydrangea. You'll love the variations in color and life it'll give your landscape! Order your own cute little shade garden Froggie™ Bigleaf Hydrangea from today!

Buying Options for Plants

Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.

Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
Sprinter Pot Equal to .63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume
4" Container Ranges from .31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume
6" Container Equal to 1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#6 Container Ranges from 5.25 to 6.01 dry gallons / 23.12 to 26.42 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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To obtain a more accurate shipment time-frame, simply enter your zip code in the “Find Your Growing Zone” box to the right. Our plants are grown all over the country and lead time on items may be different because of this. Once your order is placed, you will also receive the specific shipment time-frame information as part of your order confirmation. Once an item ships, you will receive shipment notification and tracking numbers, so you can follow along while your plant travels to your doorstep. We use FedEx, UPS, or USPS at our discretion.

Due to winter weather we have put a hold on shipping to the areas shown below in grey. You can still order now and we will ship the plant to you during an appropriate time for your zone.

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At Nature Hills we handle, package and ship the products you order with the utmost care to ensure healthy delivery. Shipping and handling charges are calculated based on the tables below. Please note that some items include an additional handling surcharge, these will be noted on the item's product page.

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0 - 19.99 24.99
20 - 49.99 29.99
50 - 69.99 34.99
70 - 99.99 39.99
100 - 129.99 44.99
130 - 149.99 48.99
150 - 150+ Approx 28%

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Froggie™ Bigleaf Hydrangea Is Suited to Grow in Zones 6-9
Growing Zones 6-9
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Hydrangea macrophylla 'COF HM2'
Type Deciduous
Mature Height 3 - 4 feet
Mature Spread 3 - 4 feet
Sun Exposure Partial Shade
Soil Well Drained Soil
Moisture Moderate
Growth Rate Medium
Flower Color Green With Pink orBlue
Foliage Color Green
Fall Color Red
Pollinator Friendly No
Pruning Time After Flowering
Fragrant No