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Fast-Growing Shrub with Gigantic Flower Heads

Big Daddy Hydrangea, Hydrangea macrophylla 'Big Daddy',  is an ornamental shrub with huge flowers.  Use this fantastic plant in your landscape as a specimen, a container plant, near water gardens or ponds…or even in mass plantings.

Your Big Daddy Hydrangea displays gorgeous, gigantic 12-14" flower heads from early summer and into fall. 

Once you have a Big Daddy Hydrangea blooming in your yard, it will be easy to see why this flowering shrub is sometimes called a “mophead hydrangea”.  The multitude of delicate florets that appear in clusters atop the sturdy stems are like giant mops of floral brilliance.  It’s a sight that must be seen to be believed!

Even when not in bloom, your Big Daddy Hydrangea will be an attractive addition to your landscape with its large, glossy green leaves and gently rounded form. 

It will grow to about 6 feet in height with an equal spread, not too tall and not too short for many of your garden uses.

Big Daddy Hydrangea will bloom on both new and old wood, and is fast-growing so you won’t have to wait long to witness its spectacular results in your yard. 

It is heat tolerant, performing well in full sun, but also responds to some shade in southern parts of its hardiness range.  As with other Hydrangeas, the blooms are pink in alkaline soils and blue in acid soils, but both colors are certainly lovely in any setting. 

You can even bring some of the massive flower heads indoors for your dining room table as they make an outstanding cut flower.  Dried, the flowers are also popular for craft projects and other uses. 

Your Bid Daddy Hydrangea’s lush leaves, elegant form and magnificent flowers make it a joy to own.  Once established, it will be a carefree addition to your yard so you can just sit back and enjoy its yearly display without any fuss on your part. 

Plant one today to begin reaping the unique and beautiful rewards of this amazing plant.

* Huge blooms
* Hardy
* Cut flowers

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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

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 .655 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
3.5" Container Equal to .67 dry quart / .74 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
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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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 14.95
20 - 49.99 17.95
50 - 69.99 19.95
70 - 99.99 24.95
100 - 129.99 29.95
130 - 130+ Approx 25%

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Big Daddy Hydrangea Is Suited to Grow in Zones 6-9
Growing Zones 6-9
More Information
Brand Southern Living
Botanical Name Hydrangea macrophylla 'Big Daddy'
Foliage Dark Green
Mature Height 5 - 6 feet
Mature Spread 5 - 6 feet
Soil Type Well Drained
Sun Exposure Partial Sun
Growth Rate Fast
Flower Color Blue or Pink