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Let's Dance® Starlight Bigleaf Hydrangea Hydrangea macrophylla

(9 REVIEWS)
Exposure
  • Part Sun to Sun
  • 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).

Flower Season
  • Spring
  • Summer
Mature Size
36" 36"
Height
24 - 36"
Spread
24 - 36"

This plant is hardy in zones 5 - 9

Hardy Zones

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.

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  • 6
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  • 8
  • 9
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    Features

    Large, vivid lace-cap flowers every summer. Blooms every summer. Good for cutting. Soil pH affects flower color.

    Continuous Bloom or Rebloomer
    Salt Tolerant

    Characteristics

    Plant Type: 
    Shrub
    Shrub Type: 
    Deciduous
    Height Category: 
    Medium
    Garden Height: 
    24 - 36 Inches
    Spacing: 
    36 - 48 Inches
    Spread: 
    24 - 36 Inches
    Flower Colors: 
    Blue
    Flower Colors: 
    Pink
    Flower Shade: 
    Pink. Blue in more acidic soils with aluminum availability.
    Foliage Colors: 
    Green
    Foliage Shade: 
    Dark Green
    Habit: 
    Mounded
    Container Role: 
    Thriller

    Plant Needs

    Light Requirement: 
    Part Sun to Sun
    Light Requirement: 
    Sun
    Maintenance Category: 
    Easy
    Bloom Time: 
    Early Summer
    Bloom Time: 
    Mid Summer
    Bloom Time: 
    Late Summer
    Hardiness Zones: 
    5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b
    Water Category: 
    Average
    Uses: 
    Container
    Uses: 
    Cut Flower
    Uses: 
    Landscape
    Uses Notes: 

    Great landscape plant adds a dash of bright color to gardens. Good in groupings or masses, in a perennial or shrub borders, as a specimen, screen or hedge. Use in mixed containers, containers, and as a cut flower. Container plants should be planted in th

    Maintenance Notes: 

    This hydrangea blooms on both old and new wood. Pruning is generally not needed, but it may be trimmed lightly after the first flowering. Best in moist, well-drained soils. Supplemental moisture may be needed in very hot or dry conditions. Fertilize in spring with a controlled release fertilizer. Add aluminum sulfate to the soil to encourage blue flower color.

    Vibrant lacecap blooms every summer!

    The Let's Dance Hydrangea series represents the next generation of reblooming hydrangeas. Don't settle for dull drab Hydrangea flowers - this series kicks up the quality with vivid flower coloration and attractive, glossy foliage. The Let's Dance series bloom on both new wood and old delivering seasons of flowers and lots of wow.

    A real workhorse, Let's Dance Starlight is the first reblooming lace-cap hydrangea, and has exceptionally rich, vibrant flower color. It's an elegant addition to any garden.

    Let's Dance® Starlight Hydrangea macrophylla 'Lynn' USPP 20,019, Can 4,069
  • 9 Reviews

    • This is the third year this hydrangea has been in my garden. It performs reliably every year with no die back, even though this past winter was very hard on my shrubs that have had no winter problems for decades. The biggest problem has been the height. It is advertised as a minimum of 2 feet. The first 2 years it was only 12 - 15 inches high. It is surrounded by purple palace heuchera and it was never taller that the heuchera for the first 2 years. This spring brought record rainfall and cool weather. For about 6 weeks there were rains of 4-6 hours every other day (I believe there was 30" of rain in 1 month.). The shrub is 24" tall now. I will see in the future if it will remain a 12-15 inch shrub with normal rainfall. The size has been my only complaint. The flowers are as advertised.

      Chris
      Illinois
      United States
      11 weeks ago
      Satisfactory Average performance, met expectations but not outstanding.
    • A fantastic addition to any garden and as an added bonus, it is very low maintenance even for a novice gardener. I have 2 planted on each side of my entryway and both are vibrant in color and quite hardy. I nearly lost both in an early Maine frost last year, I cut them back almost completely (I did not touch anything with green) this spring and they are doing wonderfully! I am most impressed with the colors, one shrub has both pink and purple (not blue) flowers and I did absolutely nothing to the soil, the other shrub is mostly pink with one purple flower. Absolutely stunning and I highly recommend these plants to anyone looking for something a little different in the hydrangea family. I will purchase more next season when I expand my perennial garden.

      Kelley
      Maine
      United States
      1 year ago
      Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    • A fantastic addition to any garden and as an added bonus, it is very low maintenance even for a novice gardener. I have 2 planted on each side of my entryway and both are vibrant in color and quite hardy. I nearly lost both in an early Maine frost last year, I cut them back almost completely (I did not touch anything with green) this spring and they are doing wonderfully! I am most impressed with the colors, one shrub has both pink and purple (not blue) flowers and I did absolutely nothing to the soil, the other shrub is mostly pink with one purple flower. Absolutely stunning and I highly recommend these plants to anyone looking for something a little different in the hydrangea family. I will purchase more next season when I expand my perennial garden.

      Kelley
      Maine
      United States
      1 year ago
      Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    • This is a gorgeous plant. I constantly had blooms on it all summer long. Lost mine to a surprise late spring frost after it had already started budding. I like it so much that I'm ordering a replacement that I will now be growing in a large pot to bring into the garage over winter.

      Rhonda
      Kansas
      United States
      2 years ago
      Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    • This is a very hardy hygrandea which survived fall pruned to the ground in it's first year by a helpful husband. Large leaves are verdant, lush green. Pink flowers which will rebloom from large flower heads; these do not have a typical full, fluffy hydrangea flower cap, just sprinkles of blooms on the heads all summer into fall.

      Wanda
      8 years ago
      Satisfactory Average performance, met expectations but not outstanding.
    • The Let's Dance Starlight Big Leaf Hydrangea is the first Hydrangea I added to my garden, the second year it came in beautifully and very easy to amintain. Would highly reccomend for WI.

      Julie
      Wisconsin
      United States
      8 years ago
      Above Average Superior performance, among my favorites, would recommend to others.
    • Gorgeous flowers and just the right proportions plus Fall colour to the foliage .. perfection !

      Joy O'Connor
      Ontario
      Canada
      8 years ago
      Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    • vigorous grower, prolific bloomer, excellent color pink/lavender blue

      Russell Studebaker
      Connecticut
      United States
      8 years ago
      Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    • Beautiful plant and is easy to grow. Nice compact plant.

      Catina
      Kentucky
      United States
      8 years ago
      Above Average Superior performance, among my favorites, would recommend to others.
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