Plant spacing is based on the ultimate width of the plants. This figure is normally given as a range; for example, 3-5’. If you live in a cold climate and/or want plants to fill in more quickly, plan to space at the shorter end of the range. If you live in a warm climate, are on a limited budget, or are willing to wait longer for plants to touch, use the higher end of the range. Using the larger number is recommended when calculating distance from a building or structure. There’s really no such thing as "maximum spacing": if you don’t want your plants to touch, you can space them as far apart as you’d like. All plant spacing is calculated on center, or in other words, the centers of the plants are spaced one half of their eventual width apart:
Unless you are planting in a straight line, as you might for hedges or edging, space your plants in a staggered or zig-zag pattern for a more interesting and naturalistic look:
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DescriptionFlowers galore! Let's Dance ¡Arriba!™ reblooming hydrangea (Hydrangea hybrid) may just hold the title for the most flowerific hydrangea on the market. Producing lush, large blooms at the beginning of summer and then another batch a few weeks later, you'll never be without a bounty of blooms. Flowers are either pink or purple depending on soil ph and age to a stunning mauve as the season changes. The perfect size for containers or a great specimen in perennial gardens, wherever you plant it, you'll find yourself falling in love with this hydrangea year after year.DetailsBotanical name:Hydrangea x 'SMNHSC' Patent #: USPP 33,206 Common name: Reblooming hydrangea, Bigleaf hydrangea, Mophead hydrangea, Florist's hydrangea, Hortensia Zone: 4 - 9 Sun exposure: Sun (6+ hours) in cool areas; Part Sun (4-6 hours) in warm climates. Height x width: 2-3' tall and wide Flower color: Pink, purple, blue Foliage color: Green Bloom Season: Summer-fall Bloom time Summer Features: Proven winners, heat tolerant, cold tolerant Uses: Flower gardens, landscaping, specimen, flowering hedge How To GrowSoil: Bigleaf hydrangeas require well-drained but moist soil. A good layer of mulch is very helpful for minimizing drought stress and conserving moisture. Light: plants can take full sun (6+ hrs/day) in cooler areas, but afternoon shade is recommended in warm climates. If your plant frequently wilts in the afternoon even though it was recently watered, that may indicate the spot is too sunny for it. Water: Average to abundant (as long as soil is well drained). Space: min. 3' apart Fertilizing: Fertilize in early spring, once the ground has thawed, with a granular rose fertilizer. Make an additional application in late spring/early summer to boost reblooming ability, particularly in colder areas. Winterizing: Do not cut plants back for winter! Doing so will cut off all of the flower buds for the following season. If plants show a lot of dieback in spring, consider moving them, as this indicates the spot may be too cold for the plant. Maintenance: Even though Let's Dance hydrangeas are reblooming and capable of flowering on old and new wood, for best bloom, it is best to avoid pruning, trimming, or cutting them back. Any dead wood can be pruned out in early spring, once the new growth has begun to emerge and its clear where any winter damage occurred. If plants do not flower reliably, move them to a more protected spot in your yard; early spring is an excellent time to do that. For best reblooming performance, keep plants free of stress so they grow vigorously. New growth is key to a good rebloom! Notes on flower color: The flowers of bigleaf hydrangeas can vary from pink to purple to blue, depending on soil chemistry. You must have both an acidic soil and the presence of aluminum (a naturally occurring soil element) in order for blue/purple color to develop. Get a soil test from your local Cooperative Extension before applying any color change treatment to be certain that it will be effective.
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All plants doing great. I keep a close eye on them!
E. (New York)
I am pleased with the size and quality of the plants I received! They were in better shape and larger than I’ve received for the same size plant from other online sites. Very well packaged, too. I’d buy again!
NOT deer resistant
They were eaten up right away!
Hello Robin! I'm sorry to hear you haven't had success with your new plant. Unfortunately, hydrangeas are known to be loved by deer so we would not recommend them for gardens frequented by deer. If you're looking for a shrub with flower power that deer tend to avoid, we'd recommend weigela!