Golden Penny Bigleaf Hydrangea (Hydrangea macrophylla ‘Golden Penny’)

Golden Penny Bigleaf Hydrangea

  • Unique Yellow-Green Foliage!
  • Pastel Pink to Blue Flower Color Varies With pH!
  • Blue in Acid Soils and Pink in Alkaline
  • Rounded Mid-Sized Ornamental Shrub
  • Easy Care & Low Maintenance
  • Dense Ruffled Mophead Blooms
  • Full Sun to Full Shade Depending on Climate
  • Pollinators and Butterflies Love It!
  • Dense Growth for Privacy
  • Shrub Borders, Habitat & Shelterbelt
  • Great Cut Flower Fresh or Dried
  • Heat Tolerant!

Illuminate your ho-hum landscape with some brilliance! Sticking out like a brand new lucky penny, the Golden Penny Hydrangea (Hydrangea macrophylla ‘Golden Penny’) will have your garden shining!

Bright yellow-green to pure yellow foliage just gleams! Dense growth and good color saturation on the lightly toothed leaves are the perfect complements to your other plants and flowers! Acting as a brilliant backdrop.

Sparkling like a beacon amid evergreens and around your more usual plants with dark green leaves, Golden Penny will stand out brilliantly!

All late spring, summer and well into autumn, pastel pinks and purple flowers add to the luminosity of these wonderful plants! The wonder doesn’t stop there, after frost, the blooms dry on the shrub to lend curious winter interest for 4 seasons of landscape presence!

These ruffled blooms are held on sturdy stems and make lovely cut flowers, both fresh or dried! The long-lasting blooms significantly add to your tablescapes in floral arrangements, or use in bouquets! The dried blooms create wonderful crafts and dried floral décor!

How to Use Golden Penny Hydrangea In The Landscape

French Hydrangea, also known as Bigleaf Hydrangea, creates amazing flowering hedges and privacy borders. Golden Penny just amplifies the color to a new level! Standing strong with golden yellow hues, your privacy hedge will also serve as a beaming specimen!

Perfect accent plants and specimens to catch all the attention, Golden Penny does all the work for you! When placed at the edge of lawns, they can also help ease the transition from your lawn to woodland and naturalized settings.

Wonderful backdrops for your perennial beds, cottage gardens and Rose gardens, mophead Hydrangea add interest year-round! Tuck this unique foliage among other yellow and chartreuse blooming plants or contrast among dark and brooding evergreens.

Wonderful wildlife plants, Hydrangea’s dense branching provides habitat and shelter for birds and the blooms are very attractive to butterflies and beneficial pollinators!

Soften edges of a shed, garage or your home for a focal point that will add eye-catching curb appeal that will have traffic slowing down for a better look! Plant one as an accent in a raised berm to further set this amazing plant apart from the rest!

Very low-maintenance, and easy-care, Hydrangea are brilliant additions to the landscape. Preferring woodland and naturalized settings, Golden Penny looks marvelous in all garden designs.

For gleaming privacy around a sunny patio, or to anchor your landscape plantings, Golden Penny will add brilliance to any setting!

Tips For Care

Growing the best in full sun for strongest growth and best color, though appreciates some afternoon shade during the worst of the summer’s heat or when planted in the warmer of the growing zones.

Golden Penny also can tolerate full shade in the hottest growing zones, especially in dryer climates, but you will not see any blooms. Alternately, Hydrangea can tolerate full sun in cooler zones. With the color improving in part shade or more, Hydrangea prefers at least 6 hours of sun for the strongest stems.

Performing best in consistently moist well-drained soils that do not dry out for long between waterings. Not particular on the soil type, Hydrangea can thrive in sandy, loam, clay, and humus soils as long as they drain well and won’t have the roots sit in water.

Your Golden Penny flower buds are colored depending on your soil pH. Higher acidic soils, or adding aluminum sulfate to your planting site will result in blue blooms. Alkaline soils, or adding garden lime, resulting in pink flowers. Neutral soil pH lends a purple hue.

Pruning these mid-sized shrubs should be done in late winter or early spring before new growth emerges. This is essential to prevent removing that year’s blooms.

For bright and shiny foliage, melded with subdued pastel blooms, Golden Penny Hydrangea will become the amazing accent your landscape has been craving!

Golden Penny Bigleaf Hydrangea (Hydrangea macrophylla ‘Golden Penny’) Details

Common name Golden Penny Bigleaf Hydrangea
Botanical name Hydrangea macrophylla 'Golden Penny'
Plant type Deciduous
Hardiness zone 7-9
Growth rate Medium
Height 5 - 6 ft.
Width 5 - 6 ft.
Sunlight Full Sun, Partial Shade
Moisture Medium
Soil condition Well Drained
Pollinator-friendly No
Pruning time After Flowering
Flower color Pink, Purple