Reported to be an improvement over Annibella with larger mophead of flowers and stronger stems. If you have ever grown Hydrangea Annibella (hasn't everyone) you have witnessed the bending of the stems from the weight of the flowers especially after a rain.
prefers partial, grows nicely in full sun. Will survive in varying amounts of shade but the more shade the less the flower production.
average, maybe some additional moisture during dry spells
Soil & Site
large white globular flower heads (mopheads), over 8 inches in diameter; go from green to white to pink to winter brown. Make nice dried flowers. Blooms in July.
large leaves, opposite, dark green and coarse.
suckering from the roots
3-5 feet by 3-5 feet, can form a large colony, suckering from the roots, space 4-5 feet on center
cut flush with the ground in the late fall or early spring
Notes & Reference
#01-Manual of Woody Landscape Plants (Michael Dirr), #85-Hydrangeas for American Gardens (Michael Dirr), #135-Hydranges "A Gardner's Guide"(Tonis Lawson Hall, Brian Rothera)