Wee Bit Grumpy® Hydrangea

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Put a smile on your dreary garden's face with the Wee Bit Grumpy® Hydrangea (Hydrangea macrophylla 'Stragrum')! Featuring glossy green foliage that is toothed and compact, it creates a wonderful backdrop for these impressive flowers! A type of Bigleaf Hydrangea, these are color-changing depending on your soil's acidity or alkalinity.

Those thicker, leathery leaves are more drought and droop tolerant, with the added bonus of sturdy stems to hold the pouting blooms aloft. Blooms appear on new wood so you'll enjoy months of color and butterflies! Strong stems are just begging to be snipped and added to your summer bouquets.

With deeply saturated hues depending on the pH of your soil Wee Bit Grumpy® Hydrangea has the most robust purples, blues and vibrant deep pinkish-red blooms in tightly packed blooms (red tones in neutral or alkaline soils and purples in more acidic soils)! The lovely foliage takes on a maroon tinge in fall as the blooms persist long into the fall and winter. The dried blooms in fall also create beautiful dried floral décor!

Planting and Application:

Lovely in containers and planters, Wee Bit Grumpy® also blends in well in a mixed shrub border and perennial beds without overtaking other plants. Cottage gardens become invigorated and as a backdrop to perennial plantings, these moody hues only reach about 30 inches tall and wide at maturity. Add this brooding darling anywhere in the garden and landscape to create a poignant display as a specimen or en masse!

Remember to plant a few extra for bouquets while fresh and dried, but also so Wee Bit Grumpy® Hydrangea is a favorite for butterflies too! So no cutting garden or pollinator border should be without one! This flowering shrub will be just the punch of color your landscape has been craving!

  • Full, Deep Color!
  • Sturdy Bigleaf Hydrangea
  • Blue, Purple or Pinkish-Red Blooms Depending on pH
  • Shiny, Glossy Foliage & Compact Growth
  • Cut Flowers, Containers, Low Hedges, En Masse & Great Gift Shrub

#ProPlantTips for Care

Wee Bit Grumpy® Hydrangea loves basking in full sun, but will not complain about some shade too! It does great when planted in well-drained, moist soils and only gets crotchety in soggy ground. Provide mulch and an enriched organic site. Easy care and low maintenance, you'll only need to prune right after they finish flowering. This Bigleaf Hydrangea blooms on both new wood, so only prune if needed so you don't inadvertently remove any of those gorgeous blossoms!

  • Full Sun & Partial Shade
  • Moist Well-Drained Soil & Appreciates Mulch
  • Prune Bigleaf Hydrangea After Flowering
  • Blooms on New Wood
  • Dislikes Soggy Soil

Order your own Wee Bit Grumpy® Hydrangeas from Nature Hills Nursery today! We're sure this moody flowering shrub will cheer you or that special someone up in a heartbeat!

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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Shipping Rates

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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Wee Bit Grumpy® Hydrangea Is Suited to Grow in Zones 5-9
Growing Zones 5-9
More Information
Brand Proven Winners ColorChoice
Botanical Name Hydrangea macrophylla 'Stragrum'
Type Deciduous
Mature Height 30 inches
Mature Spread 30 inches
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Well Drained
Moisture Moderate
Growth Rate Medium
Fall Color Red
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time Early Spring
Fragrant No
Photos courtesy of Proven Winners, Inc - www.provenwinners.com