I've had one of these plants for about 8 years, It produces huge, full flowers, with tightly-packed petals. It's beautiful in the fall too, as the leaves turn burgundy. However, the flowers flop quite a bit because the stems are not strong enough to hold them up. Also, the Japanese Beetles love it.
Gatsby Moon® Oakleaf hydrangea Hydrangea quercifolia
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: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).Maintenance 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
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Rosita McCoy, Kansas, United States, 1 year ago
I've had one of these plants for about 8 years, It produces huge, full flowers, with tightly-packed petals. It's beautiful in the fall too, as the leaves turn burgundy. However, the flowers flop quite a bit because the stems are not strong enough to hold them up. Also, the Japanese Beetles love it.Rosita McCoy, Kansas, United States, 1 year ago
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.Deca, Virginia, United States, 3 years 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!!!Cindy, Nebraska, United States, 10 years ago
Excellent Plant, hardy, dependable bloomer.Brenda Hill, Alabama, United States, 10 years ago