Hydrangea - Bigleaf

Hydrangea macrophylla


PP#27,035; CBR#5283

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  • Compact habit
  • Reblooming
  • Blue flowers

The most compact reblooming hydrangea! Because of their ability to flower on new wood, most reblooming hydrangeas reach relatively large sizes. Let's Dance® Blue Jangles® hydrangea is the first compact rebloomer, maintaining a tight, neat habit while still forming dozens of flowers on new and old wood. Large mophead flowers turn blue readily under appropriate conditions.

5 - 9 (-20°F/-28.9°C)
Full sun, Part sun
1 - 2'
2 - 3'
Finish Time
.5 season
Bloom Time
Summer - fall
Flower Color
Blue, Pink
Foliage Color
Liner Sizes
4", Quick Turn, Pre-Budded


Moist but well drained soils are best. Bigleaf hydrangeas may wilt in dry soils but also cannot take soggy conditions for any period of time. Tolerant of a range of soil pH levels, however, soil pH will influence flower color.


Avoid pruning bigleaf hydrangeas, except to remove any dead wood. These hydrangeas cannot be cut back or trimmed at any time of the year without impacting the bloom for either the current season or the next.


Bigleaf hydrangeas are classic choices for flower gardens, cottage gardens, and seaside plantings. They also make a showy addition to foundation plantings and can be used for low hedges or edging.

Growing Tips

Bigleaf hydrangeas benefit from a good layer of shredded bark mulch and afternoon shade, particularly in hotter climates. Apply a granular fertilizer formulated for flowering shrubs (like a rose fertilizer) if leaves start to yellow.