Froggie Bigleaf Hydrangea (Hydrangea macrophylla ‘COF HM2’)

Froggie Bigleaf Hydrangea

The Froggie™ Bigleaf Hydrangea shrub (Hydrangea macrophylla ‘COF HM2’) is one of a kind! Plant yours today for a pop of color and texture. This unique Hydrangea is a new, dense mophead with colored sepals that start out green-purple and mature pink. Heat tolerant, Froggie™ is ideal for warmer climates! People will stop and stare at this beauty! Butterflies to come to check out these blossoms!

The sepals are extremely thick and persistent. This is a strong plant that will hold up for a long time! Strong stems hold up defiantly against storms and rain, plus this Hydrangea has gorgeous flowers that are used for cut flowers or landscape decoration. These are pH-dependent blooms, so pick up a soil tester to be sure what you will be planting Froggie in! Plant in more alkaline conditions and you’ll enjoy slightly pinker blooms, while more acidic these might edge closer to a moody blue. Neutral pH soils keep these blossoms delightfully green and purple!

In the fall, you can expect the pretty pink to deepen into a rich, fall red. With foliage and dried blooms lasting on the shrub well into fall until frost, USDA growing zones 6 through 9 will be able to enjoy the uniquely hued mopheads and wonderful foliage of this Bigleaf Hydrangea!

Planting and Application:

Provide your Hydrangea Bush with a partly shaded location so the full brunt of the summer sun doesn’t give them stress. They thrive in those afternoon shady spots, you know, those ones under a big shade tree or around a shaded porch? Brighten up those dull areas with this gorgeous plant for cooling hues and flouncy flowers that add interest to the shaded side of your foundation, walls and along the back of your property where we could all use some oomph.

This Hydrangea is most commonly used in low hedges, mixed-shrub borders, cutting gardens, or as a backdrop for your perennial garden. There are so many possibilities! Plant near water features or a shady gutter where they can soak up the moisture, or close – but not too close, to a shady pond, brook or stream.

  • Green Mopheads Accented in Pink, Purple or Blue
  • Big Coarse Toothy Green Foliage
  • Reddish Fall Color
  • Great in Containers, Low Privacy, Hedges & Cut Flowers
  • Great for Moist Shade

Tips for Care

The Froggie™ Bigleaf Hydrangea thrives in zones 6-9. Need to find your hardiness zone? Use our map to locate yours! Plant these with mulch as they thrive when having that even moisture and protection. Hydrangea care can look overwhelming, but it’s pretty easy! We have a few recommendations for you while taking care of your plant. When first planted, it is important to keep the soil moist so the Hydrangea can become established in its area. Afterward, water consistently as you would other plants.

A lot of people wonder when to prune Bigleaf Hydrangeas. Easy! Prune after the flowering has occurred. This will encourage healthy and happy blooms later!

  • Partial Sun – Favoring Afternoon Shade
  • Water Consistently & Mulch Root System Well
  • Provide Well-Drained Enriched Soil
  • Prune Bigleaf Hydrangea After Flowering – Blooms on New Wood
  • Color Changing Depending on pH

This is a fan favorite Hydrangea. You’ll love the variations in color and life it’ll give your landscape!

Froggie Bigleaf Hydrangea (Hydrangea macrophylla ‘COF HM2’) Details

Common name Froggie Bigleaf Hydrangea
Botanical name Hydrangea macrophylla 'COF HM2'
Plant type Deciduous
Hardiness zone 6-9
Growth rate Medium
Height 3 - 4 ft.
Width 3 - 4 ft.
Sunlight Partial Shade
Moisture Medium
Soil condition Well Drained Soil
Pollinator-friendly No
Pruning time After Flowering
Flower color Green With Pink orBlue