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Let's Dance ¡Arriba!® Reblooming Hydrangea Hydrangea x

Flower Season
  • Summer
  • Fall
Mature Size
3' 3' 91cm 91cm
Height: 2' - 3'
Spread: 2' - 3'
Height: 61cm - 91cm
Spread: 61cm - 91cm
  • Details

    24 - 36 Inches
    24 - 36 Inches
    24 - 36 Inches
    61cm - 91cm
    61cm - 91cm
    61cm - 91cm


    Don't blink! This cute little shrub will grow to maturity and fill out within a couple seasons. Let's Dance ¡Arriba! is one of the most prolifically flowering, fastest-growing reblooming hydrangeas we've seen! Its flower color is dependent on the soil pH, but no matter what type of soil you have, you can depend on brilliant color. 

    As seen in our "Headturner" ad. 

    Top reasons to grow Let's Dance ¡Arriba! hydrangea:

    - Large, dense flowers have strong color in any type of soil.

    - Blooms look gorgeous well into fall, aging to soft mauve!

    - Fills in and grows to maturity quite quickly.

    Continuous Bloom or Rebloomer
    Salt Tolerant


    Plant Type: 
    Shrub Type: 
    Height Category: 
    Garden Height: 
    24 - 36 Inches 61cm - 91cm
    24 - 36 Inches 61cm - 91cm
    24 - 36 Inches 61cm - 91cm
    Flower Colors: 
    Flower Colors: 
    Flower Colors: 
    Flower Shade: 
    Rich violet-purple in acidic soils, saturated pink in basic ones
    Foliage Colors: 
    Foliage Shade: 
    Container Role: 

    Plant Needs

    Light Requirement: 
    Part Sun to Sun
    Light Requirement: 

    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: 
    Blooms On: 
    New Wood
    Blooms On: 
    Old Wood
    Bloom Time: 
    Hardiness Zones: 
    4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b
    Water Category: 
    Soil Fertility Requirement: 
    Fertile Soil
    Border Plant
    Cut Flower
    Dried Flower
    Specimen or Focal Point
    Uses Notes: 

    Landscapes, perennial gardens, low hedges - essentially anywhere you need some summer color.

    Maintenance Notes: 

    Soil and exposure: Should be planted in moist but well-drained soil - cannot tolerate wet conditions. It's a good idea to have a 2-3" layer of mulch in all climates. Plant with at least some sun each day; the hotter your climate, the more shade the plant can withstand.

    Pruning: Cannot be pruned at any point in the year without negatively impacting the flowering. As such, it's best to avoid pruning this hydrangea altogether. If portions of the plant were damaged from winter weather, they can be removed in spring when it is clear where the new growth is emerging.

    Fertilizing: The key to getting reblooming hydrangeas to produce new-wood flower buds is to keep them growing vigorously all summer. Hence, fertilizer can be beneficial. Apply a granular rose fertilizer in early spring, when the ground has thawed, and again in late spring. Never fertilize after late July; that can interfere with the plant going dormant.

    Color: The "default" color tends to be pink, and that is the color they will display in neutral (pH 7.0) or higher soil. The soil must be acidic (at least 6.5 or so) for the blue color to develop, and aluminum, a naturally occurring soil mineral, must be present. If you are not satisfied with the flower color in your yard, get a soil test so that you know exactly what must be changed. We do not recommend applying any kind of treatment "just in case" - that's a waste of time and money, and could potentially lead to pollution or create inhospitable conditions in the soil.

    Let's Dance ¡Arriba!® Hydrangea x 'SMNHSC' USPP 33,206, Can PBRAF
  • 3 Reviews

    Browse reviews from people who have grown this plant.
    • Bought quart sized plant in spring. Planted in container; it barely grew...there are other container hydrangeas near it that did well so I know that I was watering it and had it in good partial sunlight. It cannot take full sun at all - will get scorched in St. Louis. Never got a bud. Will transplant into dappled sunlight area that gets regular sprinkler watering to see if I can get it to grow next year...but so far unimpressed. I did buy two tiny tough stuffs last year...and they are very hardy...but did not get any buds this year on them either. We had a very cold winter and then a very late freeze close to April after it had started to leaf out - so believe all buds got wiped out this year.

      Karen Statzer
      , Missouri
      , United States
      , 40 weeks ago
    • I got this Let's Dance Arriba! at the end of last summer/early fall. I mulched it deeply with leaves as we are zone 4b. It leafed out this spring, and is currently blossoming and really pretty, even through our current drought-like conditions, Can't wait for it to reach its full size.

      Peggy Murray
      , Maine
      , United States
      , 1 year ago
    • Ordered three Let's Dance ¡Arriba! Hydrangeas directly from PW online. They arrived in full bloom, very beautiful. FYI: their blooms wilt quickly in the heat inside their nursery containers. Showing them off in my front yard flower bed, I hope they'll continue to be super happy. I don't think I'll ever buy a hydrangea that only blooms on old wood. One of those came with the home and I've only been able to get it to bloom once. This last winter it was much colder than 7A usually gets and all the old wood died. No blooms this year either. If you want compact and impactful color, get the last dance.

      , Oklahoma
      , United States
      , 3 years ago
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