I bought a small 1 or 2 gallon size of this plant in my local Lowe’s store last year and planted in a very shady location—perhaps only getting 2-3 hours of sun in late afternoon in my zone 7a. I was not hoping for much flowering at all, as hydrangeas do need enough gentle light to bloom well. But this year it had quite a few buds already, like 10 or so in its first flush. Considering its small size, this is more than I had hoped for. I am not sure how it will rebloom this year as most of my other hydrangeas took 2-3 years to establish. But by its performance so far I would say this is a rather sturdy plant with good flowering potential. Recommend for small space and not very desirable light conditions!
Let's Dance® Blue Jangles® Reblooming hydrangea Hydrangea macrophylla
- Part Sun to 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).
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:
Continuous Bloom or RebloomerSalt Tolerant
- 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
CharacteristicsPlant Type:ShrubShrub Type:DeciduousHeight Category:MediumGarden Height:12 - 24 InchesSpacing:24 - 36 InchesSpread:24 - 36 InchesFlower Colors:BlueFlower Colors:PinkFlower Colors:PurpleFlower Shade:flower color varies based on soil pHFoliage Colors:GreenFoliage Shade:greenHabit:MoundedContainer Role:Thriller
Plant NeedsLight Requirement:Part Sun to SunLight Requirement:SunMaintenance Category:EasyBlooms On:New WoodBlooms On:Old WoodBloom Time:Early SummerBloom Time:Mid SummerBloom Time:Late SummerHardiness Zones:5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9bHeat Zones:9Water Category:AverageSoil Fertility Requirement:Fertile SoilUses:Border PlantUses:Cut FlowerUses:Dried FlowerUses:LandscapeUses:Specimen or Focal PointMaintenance 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 27,035, Can 5,283
Jing, Delaware, United States, 1 min ago
This is the first year with this plant i'm sad that the stems flop, the bloom is to heavy for it. I hope next year it gives me a better performance and the stems become stronger.Juanita Ruiz, California, United States, 39 weeks ago
Truly outstanding. I bought two at my local garden center and planted them in a pair of large containers on our deck. Within 48 hours, one had been se merely damaged in a terrible rainstorm when a gutter overflowed and crushed the plant. I was heartbroken BUT the plant sprung right back, has put on all sorts of new growth, and is thriving! It is even filling g back out and getting its beautiful shape back!!! I have no doubt that by next su mer, it will be perfect again. Other notes: beautiful leaves and leaf color, strong stems, large and stunning blue blooms that last and last. I am delighted with these plants and would highly recommend!Kate, Illinois, United States, 49 weeks ago
I just unpacked and planted my gallon size Let’s Dance Blue Jangles. What a gorgeous plant. There are already buds and the leaves are a rich dark green. I couldn’t believe you could get such a beautiful plant by mail order. I will be getting more in the future! Thank you!Donna, Washington, United States, 3 years ago
Outstanding blue color! I could not get over how mature Proven Winner plants were! Far exceeding any local nursery plants that are available to me! Was blown away with the quality of the plants & maturity from PROVEN WINNERS!Mary Ellen Story, Texas, United States, 6 years ago