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Wee Bit Grumpy® Bigleaf Hydrangea

Description

  • Vivid, saturated flower color that ranges from purple to pink.
  • Disease resistant.
  • Low maintenance - no pruning needed.
  • Glossy foliage looks great all season.
  • Zones 5-9, sun/part sun, 2′ tall x 3' wide at maturity.
Zone 5-9
Light part sun/sun
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Arrives as young plant

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Description The perfect hydrangea for dramatic flower color, Wee Bit Grumpy® bigleaf hydrangea (Hydrangea macrophylla) boasts pink or deep purple-blue hues, depending on the soil. This hydrangea is compact, meaning no pruning is needed to keep this hydrangea looking tip-top! Its leathery dark green leaves resist wilting and help maintain this flowering shrub's good looks. Wee Bit Grumpy® is the perfect little hydrangea for landscaping and flower gardens. Details Botanical Name:  Hydrangea macrophylla 'Stragrum'
Common Name: Bigleaf hydrangea, Mophead hydrangea, Florist's hydrangea, Hortensia
Zone: 5-9
Sun Exposure: Sun in cool areas; part shade in warm climates.
Height x Width: 2-3' tall and wide
Flower Color: White with purple or white with pink
Foliage Color: Green
Season of Interest: Summer
Uses: Flower gardens, Landscaping, Specimen, Flowering hedge
How To Grow Soil: Bigleaf hydrangeas require well-drained but moist soil. A good layer of mulch is very helpful for minimizing drought stress and conserving moisture.
Light: Plants can take full sun (6+ hrs/day) in cooler areas, but afternoon shade is recommended in warm climates. If your plant frequently wilts in the afternoon even though it was recently watered, that may indicate the spot is too sunny for it.
Water: Average to abundant (as long as soil is well drained).
Spacing: min. 3' apart
Fertilizing: Fertilize in early spring, once the ground has thawed, with a granular rose fertilizer. Make an additional application in late spring/early summer if desired.
Winterizing: Do not cut plants back for winter! Doing so will cut off all of the flower buds for the following season. If plants show a lot of dieback in spring, consider moving them, as this indicates the spot may be too cold for the plant.
Maintenance & Pruning: It is best to avoid pruning bigleaf hydrangeas altogether. Any dead wood can be pruned out in early spring, once the new growth has begun to emerge and its clear where any winter damage occurred. However, hydrangeas should not be trimmed or pruned regularly. If plants do not flower reliably, move them to a more protected spot in your yard; early spring is an excellent time to do that.
Notes on flower color: The flowers of bigleaf hydrangeas can vary from pink to purple to blue, depending on soil chemistry. You must have both an acidic soil and the presence of aluminum (a naturally occurring soil element) in order for blue/purple color to develop. Get a soil test from your local Cooperative Extension before applying any color change treatment to be certain that it will be effective.

Customer Reviews

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D.C.
Color issue

As the plant buds are starting, it appears to be pink rather than purple. If the color isn't true, I will be back in touch.

Hello! Almost every color hydrangea changes color in some way throughout the season. Most notably, bigleaf hydrangeas. These color changes depend on the soil pH and availability of aluminum ions. In basic soils (pH 7.5 or higher), aluminum is immobile in the soil and cannot be reached by plants. This results in flowers that bloom pink. However, when the soil is acidified (pH 6.5 or lower), the aluminum ions are released from the soil and can be taken up by the plant. The more aluminum hydrangeas take up, the bluer their flowers will be. If your bigleaf hydrangea in acidic soil is still not blue, that may mean your soil has a low aluminum ion concentration. We don’t recommend altering your soil pH. However, if you really want to alter your hydrangea color, garden sulfur or ammonium nitrate to lower the pH (bluer blooms). The easiest way to do this is in a container. Make sure you test the pH and aluminum content before altering your soil. Finally, be patient! You may not see results until the following season. We answer a lot of common hydrangea questions here: https://blog.greatgardenplants.com/questions-answered-series-hydrangeas/

Happy Gardening!

N
N.D. (Illinois)
Two are doing great

Two of the plants are doing great one is failing rapidly and no matter what I do I think it’s going to Croak on me shortly 😢

S
S.W. (Oklahoma)
Plant

They came in looking good and packaged very well. But after a week or so they started to wilt and die. I did exactly what the directions said. But unfortunately it died.

Hello! Thank you for your feedback. We're sorry to hear that you're having trouble with your hydrangea. Please email your photos to claims@greatgardenplants.com, making sure to put your order number and name in the subject line so that we may provide the best assistance possible. Rest assured, we do have a 60 day guarantee on all of our plants. If you received your plants within that timeframe, we will be happy to apply your warranty once we receive the pictures. Happy Gardening!

n
n.c. (Texas)
the best

super healthy, vigorous plants

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E.M. (Wisconsin)

Fast shipping. Packaged well. Plant was perfect size, just as stated online. Would order here again!