Hydrangea Let's Dance® Blue Jangles® Description
Let's Dance® Blue Jangles® Hydrangea is a showstopping rebloomer with petal-packed elegant blooms. This special big-leaf hydrangea (H. macrophylla) was developed by Proven Winners ColorChoice Shrubs in Michigan for superior performance in both cold and hot climates.
Let's Dance Blue Jangles hydrangea will bloom blue or pink, depending on the soil. However, you can be assured of rich, vibrant color, whether your soil conditions tend toward acidic (blue blooms) or neutral to alkaline (pink blooms). Big mophead blooms are held up above the foliage on sturdy stems for nice presentation. Tidy habit is easy to use in the landscape. Excellent wilt resistance. The first wave of blooms appear in early summer, followed by continuous production into autumn, thanks to its reblooming ability.
Reblooming hydrangeas have the unique ability to flower on both old and new wood - not just old wood like conventional types. Even if the buds are damaged in winter weather (or improperly pruned by a well-intentioned garden helper!), the plant can still flower on wood it produces that season.
Hydrangeas enjoy moist but well drained soil and some sun each day. Many people think of hydrangea as shade plants, but they look and flower best with at least 4 hours of sun, ideally in the morning. Hydrangeas have shallow roots so require plenty of water especially as they are getting established in your garden. A 2-3 inch layer of mulch is a useful addition to any planting.
Hydrangeas are continuing to take the flowering shrub world by storm. They are widely adaptable to both clay and sandy soil provided they are given copious amounts of water during the prolonged summer dry spells.
Special features: Cut flower, Dried flower, Easy care, Fast growing, Heat tolerant, Long blooming, Moisture tolerant, Multi-season interest
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- Botanical name:
Hydrangea macrophylla 'SMHMTAU'
- Common name:
Big leaf hydrangea, Florist's hydrangea, Mophead hydrangea, Hortensia
- Sun exposure:
Sun, Part shade, Shade
- Ship form:
- Soil type:
- Soil moisture:
- Height x width:
12-24" x 24-36"
- Flower color:
Blue, Pink, Purple
- Foliage color:
- Bloom season:
Summer thru fall
Background, Foundation planting, Hedge, Massing, Ornamental, Specimen
- Cannot ship to:
AK, CAN, HI, PR
- Patent #:27,035
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Soil : Average, medium moisture, well-drained soils. Mulch to conserve moisture and buffer soil temperatures.
Light: Most varieties tolerate full sun in the North, but benefit from afternoon shade. Tolerates full sun only if grown with consistent moisture. In the South, plants require afternoon shade. Intolerant of drought, with foliage tending to decline considerably in dry conditions
Water : Water to keep soil moist, but not wet.
Spacing: 2-3 feet
Fertilizing: Fertilize once in spring with a granular rose fertilizer. Make a second application in early summer if desired.
Winterizing: Do not prune. A 2-3" layer of shredded bark mulch is sufficient winter protection.
Maintenance & pruning: Avoid pruning except to remove any obviously dead wood in spring, when the new growth has emerged. Though this type of hydrangea blooms on old and new wood, it's best to avoid pruning it for the most flowers and best performance. Mature plants may be selectively thinned, removing one-third of the oldest branches each late winter.
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