A Plant Lover's Dream

Meet the Hydrangea macrophylla, a plant that's as fun to say as it is to grow! Known by its many monikers, including the 'Bigleaf Hydrangea' and 'French hydrangea', this plant is a showstopper in any garden.

Hydrangea macrophylla

Shade To Partial Sun

Versatile for varying light, from low to moderate sun.

Regular Water Needs

Prefers consistently moist soil. Needs regular attention.

Highly Adaptable to Various Soils

Thrives in clay, silt loam, or sand, showing great adaptability.

Highly Adaptable Soil pH

Suitable for all pH environments, from acidic to alkaline.

Moderate Safety Concerns

Toxic if ingested, handle with caution. Toxic if ingested.

Safe for All Animals

No known safety risks to pets or livestock.


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About Hydrangea macrophylla

Standing at a majestic 3-6 feet tall and wide, the Hydrangea macrophylla is a woody plant that commands attention. Its leaves are a vibrant mix of lemon and emerald, providing a lush backdrop for its standout flowers. When in bloom during the warm season, it sports cerulean, fuchsia, and violet flowers, with snowy undertones that are a sight to behold.

Did you know that the color of the Hydrangea macrophylla's flowers can change based on the soil's acidity? That's right, you can have a color-changing plant right in your backyard!

Also known as

Bigleaf Hydrangea
Christmas flower
French hydrangea
Lace Cap Hydrangea
Lacecap hydrangea
Mophead hydrangea
Penny mac

Our design recommendations

The Hydrangea macrophylla is a versatile plant, perfect for creating a standout feature, building base greens, or even an extensive living wall. Its vase-friendly and long-lasting dried flowers also make it a great choice for indoor decoration. This plant is a versatile addition to any landscape, whether you want to add some charm to your deck, create a wild area in your garden, or add a touch of nature to an urban setting.