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Let's Dance® Blue Jangles® Reblooming hydrangea Hydrangea macrophylla

  • 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
  • Summer
Mature Size
2' 3'
12" - 2'
2' - 3'
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    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:

    • 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
    Continuous Bloom or Rebloomer
    Salt Tolerant


    Plant Type: 
    Shrub Type: 
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    Garden Height: 
    12 - 24 Inches
    24 - 36 Inches
    24 - 36 Inches
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    flower color varies based on soil pH
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    Plant Needs

    Light Requirement: 
    Part Sun to Sun
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    Blooms On: 
    New Wood
    Blooms On: 
    Old Wood
    Bloom Time: 
    Early Summer
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    Mid Summer
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    Late Summer
    Hardiness Zones: 
    5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b
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    Soil Fertility Requirement: 
    Fertile Soil
    Border Plant
    Cut Flower
    Dried Flower
    Specimen or Focal Point
    Maintenance 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
  • 8 Reviews

    Browse reviews from people who have grown this plant.
    • I purchased two this year and I was very disappointed with the plant’s performance itself. I placed the two amongst another brand hydrangea and the Let’s Dance Blue Jangles look floppy and sickly. And trying to work with the plant on color was a nightmare. Although I followed instruction on soil acidifier (and this is not my first rodeo) my other hydrangeas turned a beautiful color while my Blue Jangles stayed hot pink. I tried everything to make them look as good and as healthy as the other hydrangeas with no success.

      , New York
      , United States
      , 4 days ago
    • 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!

      , Delaware
      , United States
      , 28 weeks 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
      , 1 year 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!

      , Illinois
      , United States
      , 1 year 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!

      , 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
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