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Tim Wood
Grand Haven, MI, USA

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LET’S DANCE CANCAN™

Hydrangea - Mountain

Hydrangea serrata

'SMNHSI'

PPAF; CBRAF

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Let's Dance Cancan hydrangea has bright pink lacecap flowers The very floriferous hydrangea, let's dance cancan Let's Dance Cancan hydrangea is easy to grow and pretty A flower of Let's Dance Cancan hydrangea with purple coloration Closeup of the bloom of Let's Dance Cancan hydrangea
  • Breeding breakthrough
  • Showy lacecap
  • Non-stop blooming
Description

Not your typical reblooming hydrangea! Let's Dance Cancan hydrangea is an excellent rebloomer, requiring only a short period of vegetative growth in order to create new wood blooms. However, it has another trick up its sleeve: it sets its flower buds on terminal buds as well as buds lower on the stems, which means that if it is cut back, or damaged by cold temperatures, those lower old wood buds will still develop into flowers. It's a huge leap forward in achieving success with hydrangeas for landscapers,home gardeners, growers, and retailers alike. Abundant, semi-double, star-like florets make the lacecap flowers very showy.

USDA Zone 5 - 9 (-20°F/-28.8°C)

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Exposure Full sun, Part sun

Height 3-4'

Width 3'

Finish Time .5 season

Type Deciduous

Bloom Time Summer, reblooming through autumn

Flower Color Pink, Various, Purple

Foliage Color Green

Liner Sizes 2 1/4", 4", Quick Turn

Soil Moist but well drained soils are best. Mountain hydrangeas are less susceptible to wilting than bigleaf hydrangeas, but cannot take soggy conditions for any period of time. Tolerant of a range of soil pH levels, however, soil pH will influence flower color.

Pruning Avoid pruning mountain 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. Though they do rebloom readily on new wood, the best display comes from treating them as though they bloom only old wood.

Uses Mountain hydrangeas can be used the same as bigleaf hydrangeas: perfect 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 Mountain hydrangeas are from the same area of Japan as bigleaf hydrangeas but grow in the mountains instead of the seaside. As a result, they have naturally developed better cold tolerance and thus make an outstanding choice for gardens in USDA zones 5 and 6 especially.