Azure Skies Bigleaf Hydrangea (Hydrangea macrophylla ‘COF HM1’)

Azure Skies Bigleaf Hydrangea

Introducing to you the one and only Azure Skies™ Bigleaf Hydrangea bush (Hydrangea macrophylla ‘COF HM1’). If you haven’t guessed, it has big leaves and even bigger blooms! These flowers are known for making excellent cut flowers that are long-lasting! Who doesn’t love a big blue Hydrangea?

These bloom in the early summer and again in late summer. You can expect these rounded mophead flowers all season long. Hydrangea bushes are extremely popular, maybe even the most popular bush! Their striking good looks and heavy blooms are the reason for this! Sturdy stems resist flopping and handsome foliage is quilted and toothy. Overall, these are highly ornamental flowering bushes for almost any landscaping project!

Like we said before, these strong and large flowers create a gorgeous cut flower. People love decorating their homes or desks with this pretty flower. An interesting aspect of this Bigleaf Hydrangea is the flower color. You can basically decide what you want! If you want a blue flower, plant them in acidic soils. If you want a fun pink flower, plant in a higher pH! Isn’t that fun! Which will you choose? Pink or Blue Hydrangea?

Planting and Application:

This Bigleaf Hydrangea is most commonly used for hedges, mixed borders, cutting gardens, and as a backdrop to your perennial border. The size of this Hydrangea bush varies depending on your climate. Usually, this plant is around 5-6 feet tall but can be maintained smaller. There are endless possibilities!

Hedges, privacy and screening, rows along your property edges or along your home’s foundation! Plant staggered rows as backdrops along garden beds and borders, or just have fun and plant clusters for bird-friendly mass plantings! The color is enough to be a fantastic focal point and they are tidy sentries for placing on either side of a set of stairs or astride your driveway!

  • Blue or Pink Depending on pH
  • Big Mophead Flower Clusters
  • Dark Green Foliage & Yellow Fall Color
  • Mid-Sized Compact Shrub
  • Hedge, Cut Flower, Specimen & Large Planter

Tips for Care

Hydrangea care is simple and easy. You’ll look like a gardening pro! The Azure Skies™ Bigleaf Hydrangea thrives in zones 5-8. Need to find your hardiness zone? Use our map to locate yours! Have a shady corner in your yard that only gets light a few hours a day? Perfect! This Hydrangea will love this spot. They thrive in partly shaded locations! Plant your new bush in well-drained soil. This is preferred among most plants as it will hold enough moisture, but not keep too much to where your roots will drown.

  • Part Shade/Partial Sun
  • Consistently Moist Well-Drained Soil
  • Prune Bigleaf Hydrangea After Flowering
  • Blooms on New Wood
  • Highly Adaptable Hardy & Carefree Once Established

Azure Skies™ Bigleaf Hydrangea is not going to remain in stock for long!

Azure Skies Bigleaf Hydrangea (Hydrangea macrophylla ‘COF HM1’) Details

Common name Azure Skies Bigleaf Hydrangea
Botanical name Hydrangea macrophylla 'COF HM1'
Plant type Deciduous
Hardiness zone 5-8
Growth rate Medium
Height 3 - 5 ft.
Width 3 - 5 ft.
Sunlight Partial Shade
Moisture Medium
Soil condition Well Drained Soil
Pollinator-friendly Yes
Pruning time After Flowering
Flower color Blue or Pink