Rave is definitely a Hydrangea to Rave about. Mine blooms all summer with a dozen big blooms in Royal Blue, growing next to all pink Hydrangeas. The Tag is still on year 2 so it is definitely Rave. Wish I could attach a photo. I currently have about 65 varieties of Hydrangeas and Rave is one of my consistently reliable bloomers in Full Sun.
- 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).
This plant is hardy in zones 5 - 9
Zones are based on the lowest average temperature an area is expected to receive during the winter. They are used to determine whether a plant is likely to be perennial in your area. If your zone is equal to or higher than the zone listed for the plant, it will be hardy for you and thrive in your climate.
My Current Zone
Intensely colored mophead blooms!
The Let's Dance hydrangea series represents the next generation of reblooming hydrangea. They have improved flower color and attractive foliage so you have a more beautiful garden. Every year, Let's Dance hydrangeas bloom on both new wood and old wood, delivering lots of flowers and lots of wow to your landscape.
Let's Dance Rave is a strong, reliable bloomer with an abundance of intensely colored flowers. Bloom color ranges from a rich violet-purple on acidic soils to a saturated pink on basic soils.Continuous Bloom or RebloomerSalt Tolerant
CharacteristicsPlant Type:ShrubShrub Type:DeciduousHeight Category:MediumGarden Height:24 - 36 InchesSpacing:36 - 48 InchesSpread:24 - 36 InchesFlower Colors:BlueFlower Colors:PinkFlower Colors:PurpleFlower Shade:Rich violet-purple in acidic soils, saturated pink in basic onesFoliage 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:SummerHardiness Zones:5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9bWater Category:AverageSoil Fertility Requirement:Fertile SoilUses:Border PlantUses:Cut FlowerUses:Dried FlowerUses:LandscapeUses:Specimen or Focal PointUses Notes:
Mixed borders, mass plantings, cutting gardens. May be grown as a container plant in mild climates.Maintenance Notes:
Prefers moist, well-drained soils. Soil pH will affect flower color. If aluminum is present in the soil, acidic soils will produce purple or blue flowers. Absence of aluminum or basic soil conditions will produce pink flowers. Pruning is seldom needed, but may be shaped immediately after early summer bloom. Apply a controlled-release fertilizer in spring.Let's Dance® Rave® Hydrangea macrophylla 'SMNHMSIGMA' USPP 26,929, Can 5,628
CAROLE KINCAIDWisconsinUnited States5 days ago