I am crazy about Oakleaf hydrangeas, and after watching 4 Gatsby Gal thrive and grow perfectly over the last 4-5yrs I decided I had to try Gatsby Moon. I bought 2 quart-sized, on sale, during the Fall of last year. They did well but, as with many quart-sized plants from PW, didn't emerge in Spring looking healthy after a very wet winter. I transplanted them to a more elevated place, to improve drainage (clay soil) and they immediately thrived. I love them so much I bought 2 more gallon-sized for a different spot, which grew over a foot and had perfect flowers, still lovely today. As long as thEy have good drainage, they will thrive.
- Part Sun to Sun
The optimum amount of sun or shade each plant needs to thrive: Full Sun (6+ hours), Part Sun (4-6 hours), Full Shade (up to 4 hours).
This plant is hardy in zones 5 - 9
Zones are based on the lowest average temperature an area is expected to receive during the winter. They are used to determine whether a plant is likely to be perennial in your area. If your zone is equal to or higher than the zone listed for the plant, it will be hardy for you and thrive in your climate.
My Current Zone
Very full, showy flowers.
This is a distinctive, showy take on our beloved native oakleaf hydrangea. Doubled florets are similar to those of 'Harmony,' but more weather-resistant. The tightly packed, pure white florets create very full, conical panicles with a unique 'quilted' effect. As the bloom ages, it turns a nice shade of green that lasts through most of the summer. The green foliage has wonderful wine-red fall color.Fall InterestNative to North America
CharacteristicsPlant Type:ShrubShrub Type:DeciduousHeight Category:MediumGarden Height:72 - 96 InchesSpacing:72 - 96 InchesSpread:72 - 96 InchesFlower Colors:GreenFlower Colors:WhiteFlower Shade:White, changing to green as it ages.Foliage Colors:GreenFoliage Colors:RedFoliage Shade:Green, turning burgundy-red in fall.Habit:MoundedContainer Role:Thriller
Plant NeedsLight Requirement:Part Sun to SunLight Requirement:SunMaintenance Category:EasyBlooms On:Old WoodBloom Time:Early SummerBloom Time:Mid SummerBloom Time:Late SummerHardiness Zones:5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9bWater Category:AverageUses:LandscapeUses Notes:
Best in moist, well-drained soil. May need winter protection in the North.Gatsby Moon® Hydrangea quercifolia 'Brother Edward' USPP 25,413, Can 5,348
DecaVirginiaUnited States3 weeks ago
I planted one of these 5 years ago and it is one of my favorite plants.It has something for all seasons, it has cool leaves all the time, the flowers start white and then dry as a pink/rust green that adds interest to the winter garden. Such a great, low maintenance shade plant!!!CindyNebraskaUnited States6 years ago
Excellent Plant, hardy, dependable bloomer.Brenda HillAlabamaUnited States6 years ago