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Let's Dance Sky View big leaf hydrangea is a mophead with blue and green flowers. Plant breeder Megan Mathey holds two Let's Dance Sky View big leaf hydrangea plants in a greenhouse. The blue mophead flowers of Let's Dance Sky View big leaf hydrangea. Let's Dance Sky View big leaf hydrangea in bloom. A closeup of the pink mophead flower of Let's Dance Sky View big leaf hydrangea. Let's Dance Sky View big leaf hydrangea blooming in a greenhouse. Let's Dance Sky View big leaf hydrangea blooming in a landscape. The pink mophead flowers of Let's Dance Sky View big leaf hydrangea. Let's Dance Sky View big leaf hydrangea showing its blue flower coloration. Let's Dance Sky View big leaf hydrangea showing its pink coloration and green phase. Closeup of the blue florets that make up an inflorescence of Let's Dance Sky View big leaf hydrangea. Blooms on Let's Dance Sky View big leaf hydrangea in several different stages, showing the various colors they take on. A specimen of Let's Dance Sky View big leaf hydrangea blooming in a greenhouse.

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Megan Mathey
Grand Haven, Michigan

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LET’S DANCE SKY VIEW™

Hydrangea - Reblooming

Hydrangea macrophylla

'SMNHSME'

PPAF; CBRAF

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Let's Dance Sky View big leaf hydrangea is a mophead with blue and green flowers. Plant breeder Megan Mathey holds two Let's Dance Sky View big leaf hydrangea plants in a greenhouse. The blue mophead flowers of Let's Dance Sky View big leaf hydrangea. Let's Dance Sky View big leaf hydrangea in bloom. A closeup of the pink mophead flower of Let's Dance Sky View big leaf hydrangea. Let's Dance Sky View big leaf hydrangea blooming in a greenhouse. Let's Dance Sky View big leaf hydrangea blooming in a landscape. The pink mophead flowers of Let's Dance Sky View big leaf hydrangea. Let's Dance Sky View big leaf hydrangea showing its blue flower coloration. Let's Dance Sky View big leaf hydrangea showing its pink coloration and green phase. Closeup of the blue florets that make up an inflorescence of Let's Dance Sky View big leaf hydrangea. Blooms on Let's Dance Sky View big leaf hydrangea in several different stages, showing the various colors they take on. A specimen of Let's Dance Sky View big leaf hydrangea blooming in a greenhouse.
  • Improved variety
  • Reblooming
  • Easy to blue
Description

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Let's Dance Sky View big leaf hydrangea (H. macrophylla) is a standout for consistent, yearly blooming, whether you grow it in Michigan or Florida. Selected from our extensive Let's Dance® hydrangea breeding program for its ability to not only conserve its old wood buds in the face of weather challenges, but also its ability to continue creating new flowers. You'll also love how easy this cultivar is to turn blue, which is what we recommend, since it’s so spectacular this way: flowers emerge a beautiful sky blue with a honeydew-green eye before maturing to a full sky blue. Its nice compact growing habit makes it both a good container and garden plant. 

USDA Zone
4 - 9 (-30°F/-34.4°C)
Exposure
Full sun, Part sun
Height
2 - 3'
Width
2 - 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.