- USDA Hardiness Zones 5a - 9b
- Height 2 - 3 Feet Tall
- Spread 2 - 3 Feet Wide
- Partial Sun to Full Sun
The Let's Dance® Rhythmic Blue™ Hydrangea from Proven Winners® has the truest blue colored flowers we’ve ever seen on a hydrangea. This compact shrub has tight geometric shaped mophead blooms that are either pink or blue depending on soil pH. We definitely recommend adjusting the soil so it blooms blue though!
The small bush blooms in early summer, then re-blooms again late summer or early fall. The sturdy stems ensure the flowers are help upright, and make the blooms perfect for cut flower arrangements. The leaves are also wilt-resistant compared to other hydrangeas.
Let's Dance Rhythmic Blue Hydrangea Care
Plant these hydrangeas in moist but well-drained soil. These shrubs prefer locations with early morning sun, but some afternoon shade for relief during hot summer days. Especially in warmer locations like zones 8 and 9.
Pruning Lets Dance Rhythmic Blue Hydrangeas is not necessary. However, if you do choose to prune, do so early summer after the first bloom. Never cut back more than a ⅓ of the total length of the branches.
To change the color of the flowers to blue, add aluminum sulfate in early spring before growth starts.
Let's Dance Rhythmic Blue Hydrangea Spacing
Plant these hydrangeas 2 to 3 feet apart, center on center. If you choose to create a landscaping border or small hedge, plant 18 to 24 inches apart, center on center.
These are great in garden planters as well. If you choose to use more than 1 in the planter, use the same spacing as stated above. The shrubs will also require extra winter protection if you choose to grow these in a planter.
Hydrangea macrophylla 'SMHMES14' Plant Facts
|USDA Hardiness Zones: 5-9|
|Flower Color(s): Blue, Pink, Purple|
|Bloom Period: Summer through Fall|
|Foliage Color(s): Green|
|Exposure: Part Sun to Sun|
|Height: 2-3 Feet|
|Spread: 2-3 Feet|
|Spacing: 2-3 Feet|
|Blooms On: New & Old Wood|
|Shrub Type: Deciduous|
|Type: Mophead Hydrangea|
|Scientific Name: Hydrangea macrophylla 'SMHMES14' USPP 25,836|
|Common Name: Let's Dance® Rhythmic Blue® Hydrangea|
|Brand: Proven Winners®|
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Plant Addict Guarantee (Included On All Plant Orders)
Plant Addicts guarantees your plant(s) will arrive happy and healthy, but the plant(s) are being shipped through the mail and accidents happen. If the plant is dead, has dried out roots or the incorrect item was shipped just notify Plant Addicts within 3 days upon delivery. We may ask for pictures but will try to make it as easy as possible for you. Please note plant(s) with damaged branches or wilted leaves will not qualify for this guarantee. Plants are very resilient and will rebound quickly when cared for correctly.
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Plant Addicts Warranty - 1 Year (Extra Purchase Required)
We encourage all plant lovers to purchase the Plant Addicts Warranty whether you’re new or an expert. There are many variables outside our control and yours that can cause the demise of your plant(s). Examples would be hungry animals, drought, poor soil conditions, over watering, disease, insects & many other factors. The Plant Addicts Warranty is a 1 year warranty protecting you from all the unknowns and will replace your plant if it moves on to the plant afterlife.
The warranty is purchased on a per plant basis and must be purchased at the same time as the plant purchase. We will cover 100% of the price of the plant but the warranty does not cover shipping cost. Simply let us know if your plant has died within one year of receiving it and we’ll get you a new one shipped out. We may ask for photos for documentation purposes but again we’ll try to make it as easy as possible.
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Standard Colors: 7-10 business days
Speical Order Colors: 8 weeks - this is due to the planter being custom made with the color(s) of your choice
Please Note: On speical orders there can not be any cancellations
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Winter to Early Spring
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- The plants from the South will naturally be ready sooner than the plants from the North (If you have questions or concerns about when a plant will ship please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org)
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Fall into Winter
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Once your plant is shipped you’ll receive an email with tracking information. Depending on the above criteria we’ll ship your plant(s) towards the beginning of the following week from your order date. We put together this helpful guide for what to do when you receive your plants in the mail.
It is important to know that all of our plants are clearly labeled for which growing zones the plant can survive in. The plants are thoroughly trialed and tested in every growing zone before we state the plant can grow in a zone. Again, our #1 priority is to ship the plants to you healthy and ready to thrive in your location. So we will do everything in our power to do so.