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Youping Sun, Guihong Bi, Genhua Niu and Christina Perez

estimated $73 million hydrangea plants were sold annually ( U.S. Department of Agriculture, 2009 ). Bigleaf hydrangea is one of the most widely grown hydrangea species in the United States with over 1000 cultivars ( Dirr, 2012 ). Some cultivars are best

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Xingbo Wu and Lisa W. Alexander

known as bigleaf hydrangea, is the most commonly cultivated species. One of the remarkable traits of bigleaf hydrangea is the aluminum (Al)-dependent flower color; plants may have pink or blue flowers in the presence of Al and a favorable substrate pH

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Mary Jane Clark and Youbin Zheng

. 79.38°W), five commonly grown nursery crops were selected for study, based on their economic value and relative importance to Ontario nurseries: bigleaf hydrangea, ‘Green Velvet’ boxwood, ‘Magic Carpet’ spirea, ‘Palace Purple’ coral bells, and rose of

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Lisa Alexander

-Davila, M.E. 2005 Control of powdery mildew and Cercospora leaf spot on bigleaf hydrangea with Heritage and MilStop fungicides. AL Agr. Expt. Sta. Bul. 658 Halcomb, M. Reed, S. Fulcher, A. 2013 Hydrangeas. UT-UK IPM for shrub production manual. University

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Sandra M. Reed and Lisa W. Alexander

genus Hydrangea with H. macrophylla (broadleaf or bigleaf hydrangea) accounting for the largest share of breeding and improvement work. Together, sales of Hydrangea species totaled over $73,000,000 in 2007 ( USDA Census of Agriculture, 2007

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Ming Cai, Ke Wang, Le Luo, Hui-tang Pan, Qi-xiang Zhang and Yu-yong Yang

that are ornamentally attractive and commonly cultivated ( Kudo et al., 2008 ). Bigleaf hydrangea ( H . macrophylla ) is the most commonly cultivated member of the Hydrangeaceae family and is native to southern China and Japan ( McClintock, 1957

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Tongyin Li, Guihong Bi, Richard L. Harkess, Geoffrey C. Denny and Carolyn Scagel

, mostly used as ornamental shrubs. Hydrangea macrophylla , also known as bigleaf or French hydrangea, is considered the most popular ( Reed et al., 2008 ; van Gelderen and van Gelderen, 2004 ). With more than 1000 cultivars, H. macrophylla is one of

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Keri D. Jones, Sandra M. Reed and Timothy A. Rinehart

Easter and Mother's Day sales ( Bailey, 1989 ). Although only H. macrophylla ssp. macrophylla is used in the florist's trade, both H. macrophylla ssp. macrophylla (bigleaf hydrangea) and H. macrophylla ssp. serrata (mountain hydrangea) are

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Sandra M. Reed, Keri D. Jones and Timothy A. Rinehart

and Korea ( McClintock, 1957 ). Variously known as bigleaf, florist, garden, or French hydrangea, H. macrophylla is cultivated both as a garden and a pot plant. The species is valued for its large, brightly colored inflorescences, which range in

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Hiroaki Ito, Takahiro Hayashi, Masaki Hashimoto, Katsuro Miyagawa, Saori Nakamura, Youichi Mizuta and Susumu Yazawa

) cooktown orchid ( Dendrobium phalaenopsis ), (O) rose ( Rosa × hybrida ), (P) bigleaf hydrangea ( Hydrangea macrophylla ), (Q) daffodil ( Narcissus pseudonarcissus ), (R) carnation ( Dianthus caryophyllus ), (S) iceland poppy ( Papaver nudicaule ), (T