|Hydrangea macrophylla 'SMNHMTB'
|USDA Zone: 5-9
Let's Dance Lovable™ Hydrangea features bold balls of hot pink flowers with royal blue overtones at the ends of the branches from early summer to early fall. The flowers are excellent for cutting. It has forest green deciduous foliage. The glossy pointy leaves turn an outstanding burgundy in the fall.
A floriferous compact shrub producing large, hot pink to royal purple mophead blooms that cover the plant; blooms on both old and new wood; ideal for the shrub border or foundation garden; perfect for patio containers; soil pH affects bloom color.
Let's Dance Series
Bloom Time: Summer, Fall
Continuous Bloom or Rebloomer
Common Name: French Hydrangea, Big Leaf Hydrangea
|More About Let's Dance Lovable Reblooming Hydrangea
Blue / Pink Shades
Let's Dance Lovable™ Hydrangea does best in full sun to partial shade. You may want to keep it away from hot, dry locations that receive direct afternoon sun or which get reflected sunlight, such as against the south side of a white wall. It requires an evenly moist well-drained soil for optimal growth. To help this plant achive its best flowering performance, periodically apply a flower-boosting fertilizer from early spring through into the active growing season. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments, and will benefit from being planted in a relatively sheltered location. Consider applying a thick mulch around the root zone in both summer and winter to conserve soil moisture and protect it in exposed location.
Soil pH will affect flower color. Add aluminum sulfate to the soil to encourage blue flower color.
Let's Dance Loveable™ Hydrangea makes a fine choice for the outdoor landscape, but it is also well-suited for use in outdoor pots and containers. Because of its height, it is often used as a 'thriller' in the 'spiller-thriller-filler' container combination; plant it near the center of the pot, surrounded by smaller plants and those that spill over the edges. It is even sizeable enough that it can be grown alone in a suitable container.
Note that when grown in a container, it may not perform exactly as indicated on the tag - this is to be expected. Also note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden. Be aware that in our climate, most plants cannot be expected to survive the winter if left in containers outdoors, and this plant is no exception.
NOTE: Some flowers and plants may be harmful or poisonous to people or pets if touched or ingested. If you require more information before placing an order, please let us know in advance.