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Let's Dance® Rhythmic Blue® Reblooming Hydrangea Hydrangea macrophylla

Flower Season
  • Spring
  • Summer
Mature Size
4' 4' 1.2m 1.2m
Height: 3' - 4'
Spread: 3' - 4'
Height: 91cm - 1.2m
Spread: 91cm - 1.2m
  • Details

    36 - 48 Inches
    36 - 48 Inches
    36 - 48 Inches
    91cm - 1.2m
    91cm - 1.2m
    91cm - 1.2m

    Features

    Let's Dance Rhythmic Blue hydrangea will make you feel like the head honcho of hydrangeas. This easy-to-grow, no prune hydrangea was developed in Michigan for superior cold climate performance. Each perfectly formed floret has a distinctive rectangular shape. They combine into dozens of lush, full, mophead flowers that are pink in alkaline soils and a fabulous blue in acidic conditions. An outstanding rebloomer, Let's Dance Rhythmic Blue hydrangea will provide you months of flowers.

    Top reasons to grow Let's Dance Rhythmic Blue hydrangea:

    - developed for better performance in harsh Midwestern winters

    - Flowers readily develop a deep blue color under proper conditions

    - Reblooming, to provide months of colorful fresh flowers

    Continuous Bloom or Rebloomer

    Characteristics

    Plant Type: 
    Shrub
    Shrub Type: 
    Deciduous
    Height Category: 
    Medium
    Garden Height: 
    36 - 48 Inches 91cm - 1.2m
    Spacing: 
    36 - 48 Inches 91cm - 1.2m
    Spread: 
    36 - 48 Inches 91cm - 1.2m
    Flower Colors: 
    Blue
    Flower Colors: 
    Pink
    Foliage Colors: 
    Green
    Foliage Shade: 
    Green
    Habit: 
    Mounded
    Container Role: 
    Thriller

    Plant Needs

    Light Requirement: 
    Part Sun to Sun
    Light Requirement: 
    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
    Blooms On: 
    Old Wood
    Bloom Time: 
    Mid Summer
    Bloom Time: 
    Late Summer
    Bloom Time: 
    Early Fall
    Hardiness Zones: 
    5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b
    Water Category: 
    Average
    Uses: 
    Cut Flower
    Uses: 
    Dried Flower
    Uses: 
    Landscape
    Uses Notes: 

    Disclaimer: Ships pink – needs aluminum sulfate or acidic soil to turn blue. Learn more about how to turn hydrangeas blue.

    Maintenance Notes: 

    Prefers moist, well-drained soils. May be trimmed after early summer flowering. Soil pH will affect flower color. Add aluminum sulfate to the soil to encourage blue flower color.

    Let's Dance® Rhythmic Blue® Hydrangea macrophylla 'SMHMES14' USPP 25,836, Can 5,126
  • 8 Reviews

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    Browse reviews from people who have grown this plant.
    • Deep blue blooms all over my plant, which I purchased at the Cape Cod hydrangea festival in 2023. Very pleased with the performance of this plant! She’s planted in morning sun only and still wilts by afternoon on the hottest days but perks back up quickly when given water. I wish I could share a picture- it is striking and even my young son’s noticed!

      T Pais
      , Massachusetts
      , United States
      , 1 week ago
    • Zone 6, container-grown, wintered in the garage so no springtime freeze/thaw either, 6 hours of sun daily. This is my second growing season and it has been one of the most prolific bloomers of the many hydrangeas I grow. Mid-June now and there are 6+ full-size blooms larger than my outstretched hand. Last summer, it rebloomed all season long. My alkaline soil means it is 100% pink, but we're working on that. Kansas City summer means watering this container plant every day.

      Erik Renaud
      , Kansas
      , United States
      , 4 weeks ago
    • Extremely disappointed. I bought 2 of these last year. They lasted one season and died off in the winter. I waited patiently hoping they would come back and it is now the middle of June with no sign of life in sight. I have one other hydrangea that is regrowing and doing fine, which is an Endless Summer from Proven Winners that I bought at a nursery instead of online. I live in zone 7a and these are allegedly hardy to zone 4. I took good care of these and followed sunlight and water instructions so this is a big let-down. The product page even says "developed for better performance in harsh Midwestern winters" -- I am not even in the Midwest and our lowest temperature over the winter was 4 degrees Fahrenheit. I have recently ordered some other plants from Proven Winners (not hydrangeas) so hoping those ones actually survive.

      John Cockerham
      , North Carolina
      , United States
      , 4 weeks ago
    • Beautiful plant- but a few notes: saying this is a Maintenance Category Easy is not accurate- I would recommend you know something about hydrangeas before buying this particular variety. It is a smaller macrophylla, so understanding pruning, water and light levels will ensure success. I am in Indiana zone 6, I planted 3 of these in 2021 and they get shade most of the day- about 4 hours of sun. They will wilt when it gets hot and it is important to water them a lot during the hottest part of summer. They also put on blooms during the hottest part of summer so you can start to see why water is so important. I feel for those gardeners in Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas that get almost no rain over the hottest summer months. I also recommend testing your soil before adding either lime or soil acidifiers to get the bloom color you want....see, defiantly NOT an easy category!

      Lela Santiago
      , Indiana
      , United States
      , 16 weeks ago
    • Planted these in zone 8b. In shade and well draining soil. While they stayed a bright green all summer, they barely grew. No blooms whatsoever. Hoping next year will be better?

      Michele
      , 2 years ago
    • By far my Favorite hydrangea that I’ve ever owned! Such deep blue blooms, turning purple. Deep green foliage make it look so lush. I just wish I had more!

      Gretchen Hudson
      , Michigan
      , United States
      , 4 years ago
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