LET’S DANCE® RHYTHMIC BLUE®

Hydrangea - Bigleaf

Hydrangea macrophylla

'SMHMES14'

USPP 25836; CBR 5126

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  • Reblooming
  • Blue flowers
  • Disease resistant
Description

Very easily shifted from pink to blue. Let's Dance® Rhythmic Blue® reblooming hydrangea is a full, richly colored mophead, with each flower made up of neatly geometric florets. The reliable blooms are held up on sturdy stems, and a tidy habit and good wilt-resistance add to its appeal. Developed in Michigan for improved cold tolerance and reblooming ability.

USDA Zone 5 - 9 (-20°F/-28.9°C)

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Exposure Full sun, Part sun

Height 3 - 4'

Width 3 - 4'

Finish Time .5 season

Type Deciduous

Bloom Time Summer - fall

Flower Color Blue, Pink

Foliage Color Green

Liner Sizes 4", Quick Turn

Soil 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.

Pruning 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.

Uses 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.