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Let’s Dance® Rhythmic Blue® Hydrangea

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A dwarf compact shrub producing airy lacecap, lavender blooms in acidic soil; pink in alkaline; blooms on both old and new wood; ideal for the shrub border or foundation garden; perfect for patio or indoor containers

Characteristics

Species:
macrophylla
Other Species Names:
French Hydrangea, Bigleaf Hydrangea
Average Landscape Height:
3 feet
Average Landscape Width:
3 feet
Genus:
Hydrangea
Cultivar:
SMHMES14
Branching:
multi-stemmed
Plant Form:
round
House plant:
1
Canopy:
leggy
Growth Rate:
fast
Pruning:
prune after flowering
Flower Color:
lavender
Flower Bicolor:
pink
Flower Period:
from early summer to early fall
Summer Foliage Color:
forest green
Maximum Light:
full sun
Minimum Light:
partial shade
Maximum Moisture:
moist
Minimum Moisture:
moist
Pollution Tolerance:
high

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Planting & Growing

When grown indoors, Let's Dance® Rhythmic Blue® Hydrangea can be expected to grow to be about 3 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 3 feet. It grows at a fast rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 20 years. This houseplant will do well in a location that gets either direct or indirect sunlight, although it will usually require a more brightly-lit environment than what artificial indoor lighting alone can provide. It requires an evenly moist well-drained soil for optimal growth. The surface of the soil shouldn't be allowed to dry out completely, and so you should expect to water this plant once and possibly even twice each week. Be aware that your particular watering schedule may vary depending on its location in the room, the pot size, plant size and other conditions; if in doubt, ask one of our experts in the store for advice. It is not particular as to soil type, but has a definite preference for acidic soil. Contact the store for specific recommendations on pre-mixed potting soil for this plant.

There are many factors that will affect the ultimate height, spread and overall performance of a plant when grown indoors; among them, the size of the pot it's growing in, the amount of light it receives, watering frequency, the pruning regimen and repotting schedule. Use the information described here as a guideline only; individual performance can and will vary. Please contact the store to speak with one of our experts if you are interested in further details concerning recommendations on pot size, watering, pruning, repotting, etc.

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