'Let's Dance Blue Jangles' Reblooming Hydrangea

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The reblooming hydrangea that really does!

Let's Dance® Blue Jangles® is a big-leaf hydrangea that blooms on both old and new wood, with a tight, compact habit that is unusual among reblooming hydrangeas. Large, full flower heads will readily go heavenly blue in acid soils; in alkaline soils, they'll be vivid pink. This proven performer will bloom reliably even in zone 5.

Top three reasons to grow Let's Dance® Blue Jangles® hydrangea:

  • The only truly compact reblooming hydrangea.
  • blooms on old wood and new wood, so you get more flowers over a longer period
  • large flowers readily turn a deep blue in acidic soils
Continuous Bloom or Rebloomer
Salt Tolerant

CHARACTERISTICS

Plant Type: 
 Shrub
 
Shrub Type: 
 Deciduous
 
Height Category: 
 Medium
 
Garden Height: 
 12 - 24 Inches
 
Spacing: 
 24 - 36 Inches
 
Spread: 
 24 - 36 Inches
 
Flower Colors: 
 Blue
 
 Pink
 
 Purple
 
Flower Shade: 
 flower color varies based on soil pH
 
Foliage Colors: 
 Green
 
Foliage Shade: 
 green
 
Habit: 
 Mounded
 
Container Role: 
 Thriller

PLANT NEEDS

Light Requirement: 
 Part Sun to Sun
 
 Sun

The optimum amount of sun or shade each plant needs to thrive: Full Sun (6+ hours), Part Sun (4-6 hours), Full Shade (up to 4 hours).

Maintenance Category: 
 Easy
Blooms On: 
 New Wood
 
 Old Wood
Bloom Time: 
 Early Summer
 
 Mid Summer
 
 Late Summer
Hardiness Zones: 
 5a5b6a6b7a7b8a8b9a9b
Heat Zones: 
 9
Water Category: 
 Average
Soil Fertility Requirement: 
 Fertile Soil
Uses: 
 Border Plant
 
 Cut Flower
 
 Dried Flower
 
 Landscape
 
 Specimen or Focal Point
Maintenance Notes: 
 

Let's Dance® hydrangeas are best left unpruned - though they bloom on both old and new wood, you'll enjoy many more blooms over a longer period if you don't prune them except to remove any dead wood in spring, once the new growth has emerged.

 

Big-leaf hydrangeas benefit from a good layer of shredded bark mulch to keep their shallow roots from drying out. In colder climates, they should get at least six hours of sun, ideally in the morning; warm climate gardeners should ensure plants are shaded during the hottest parts of the day.

Fun Facts: 

The Let's Dance® series of reblooming hydrangeas were developed in Michigan. They went through a gauntlet of brutal treatment to ensure that they would still create new wood flower buds during the growing season, when it counts.

Let's Dance® Blue Jangles® Hydrangea macrophylla 'SMHMTAU' USPP 27,035Can 5,283