Grow Hydrangea macrophylla ‘Lemon Daddy’ for its striking bright yellow foliage, not for its pinkish-white flowers!
Inflorescence: With its large pinkish-white mophead flowers, 180mm across, this hydrangea will brighten up any shady part of the garden.
A selected open-pollinated seedling of H. m. ‘Big Daddy’.
Bred by Ozzie W. Johnson Jr, Marietta, Georgia, USA, in 2001.
Zones: 6 to 9
Size: Medium (to 1m).
Color in neutral soil:
Color in acidic soil with AI present:
Very pale blue
Ray florets: 4 sepals, rounded, serrated, slightly overlapping, 45mm diam.
Leaves: Broadly ovate, serrated, bright yellow-green. Size: 140 x 100mm.