Let’s Dance Blue Jangles Hydrangea

Hydrangea macrophylla 'Let's Dance Blue Jangles'

Family: Hydrangea

Type: Shrub

Other Common Name: French Hydrangea, Bigleaf Hydrangea

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Let’s Dance Blue Jangles Hydrangea is a vibrant and compact shrub known for its striking blue flowers. This variety is especially prized for its ability to re-bloom throughout the summer season.

Compact in size, it’s ideal for smaller gardens, borders, or as a container plant. The vivid blue blooms are a standout feature, adding a splash of color to any landscape.

Thriving in partial to full sun, Let’s Dance Blue Jangles Hydrangea is hardy in zones 5-9. It adapts well to a variety of soil conditions but prefers moist, well-draining soil.

Needs & Preferences

Hardiness Zone: 4b-5a

Pet Friendly: Yes

Moisture Preference: Moist

Sun Needs: Full sun to partial shade

Growth

Growth Rate: Fast

Average Height (feet): 3

Average Spread (feet): 3

Average Life Span (years): 20

Form: Round

Ornamental

Flower Color: Blue

Secondary Flower Color: Pink

Bloom Season: From early summer to early fall

Foliage Color: Green

Foliage Shape: Pointy

Bark Color: Tan

Bark Texture: Smooth

Landscaping Your Yard With Let’s Dance Blue Jangles Hydrangea

Incorporating Let’s Dance Blue Jangles Hydrangea into your garden adds an eye-catching element. Its compact size and re-blooming nature make it a versatile addition to any landscape.

This hydrangea is perfect for mixed borders, container gardens, or as a standalone specimen. Its bright blue flowers complement a variety of other plants and garden styles.

Despite its showy nature, Let’s Dance Blue Jangles Hydrangea is relatively low maintenance. It’s a great choice for gardeners seeking a plant that offers both beauty and ease of care.

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Suitable Garden Styles

Cottage Garden

In a cottage garden, Let’s Dance Blue Jangles Hydrangea adds charm and color. Its lush blooms blend well with the informal, densely planted style of these gardens.

Urban Garden

For urban gardens, this hydrangea's compact size is ideal. It brings beauty and color to smaller spaces or container gardens.

Formal Garden

In formal gardens, Let’s Dance Blue Jangles Hydrangea can be used to create structured designs. Its consistent flowering pattern and compact shape are perfect for symmetrical plantings.

Let’s Dance Blue Jangles Hydrangea Landscaping Ideas

Plant it along pathways or in front of taller shrubs. Its bright blooms draw the eye and enhance walkway aesthetics.

Use it in container gardens on patios or balconies. It adapts well to pots, bringing a touch of nature to urban outdoor areas.

Group it with other shade-loving perennials. Its blue flowers provide a stunning contrast against various green foliage and other floral varieties.

Seasonal Interest

Spring

In spring, Let’s Dance Blue Jangles Hydrangea begins to sprout vibrant green foliage, setting the stage for the upcoming blooms.

Summer

During summer, it showcases its full glory with rich blue flowers. The plant continues to bloom, providing a continual display of beauty.

Fall

In the fall, the blooms of Let’s Dance Blue Jangles Hydrangea may start to fade, but the plant still adds interest to the garden.

Winter

In winter, Let’s Dance Blue Jangles Hydrangea enters a dormant phase. While not visible, the plant is preparing for another season of lush growth and blooming.

Planting Tips

Where to Plant

Let’s Dance Blue Jangles Hydrangea flourishes in locations with partial to full sun exposure. It’s best suited for garden beds and borders or as a container plant, where it can enjoy morning sunlight and some afternoon shade.

Light

This hydrangea variety enjoys partial to full sun but benefits from some afternoon shade, especially in hotter climates. Adequate sunlight is essential for vibrant blooms.

Soil

'Blue Jangles' prefers well-draining, moist soil rich in organic matter. Soil pH can influence the color of the blooms, with acidic soils leading to bluer flowers.

Spacing

Space 'Blue Jangles' Hydrangeas about 3 to 4 feet apart. Proper spacing allows for growth and air circulation, fostering healthy development.

When to Plant

The best time to plant is in the spring or early fall. Planting during cooler temperatures helps the hydrangea establish its roots without the stress of extreme heat.

How to Plant

Dig a hole as deep and twice as wide as the root ball. Place the hydrangea in the hole, backfill with soil, and water thoroughly. The top of the root ball should be level with the ground.

Plant Care Tips

Watering

Regular watering is vital, especially during dry spells. ‘Blue Jangles’ Hydrangea prefers consistently moist soil but does not like to be waterlogged.

Fertilizing

Fertilize in early spring with a balanced, slow-release fertilizer to promote healthy growth and vibrant blooms.

Pruning

Prune in late winter or early spring. This hydrangea blooms on new wood, so pruning stimulates healthier blooms and bushier growth.

By Season

 

Spring Care

In spring, apply mulch to retain moisture and control weeds. Start regular watering and fertilizing as new growth begins.

Summer Care

Maintain consistent moisture throughout the summer. Apply additional mulch if necessary to help retain soil moisture.

Fall Care

Prepare the plant for dormancy by reducing watering. Remove any fallen leaves to keep the area clean.

Winter Care

'Blue Jangles' Hydrangea is dormant in winter. Protect the roots with a layer of mulch, especially in colder regions.

FAQ

How Big Does Let's Dance Blue Jangles Hydrangea Grow?

‘Blue Jangles’ typically grows to about 2-3 feet tall and wide, making it a compact choice for small gardens and containers.

Are Let's Dance Blue Jangles Hydrangeas Deer Resistant?

While no plant is completely deer-proof, ‘Blue Jangles’ Hydrangeas are not a preferred food source for deer and have some resistance.

Can Blue Jangles Hydrangea Grow in Full Shade?

While it can tolerate some shade, ‘Blue Jangles’ Hydrangea performs best with at least partial sun. Too much shade can reduce the number and size of blooms.

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