Hydrangea Rave®

Let's Dance® Series Big Leaf Hydrangea
Code HYRA
Patent PP26,929 'SMNHMSIGMA'
Plant Type Shrubs
Species macrophylla
Height Medium 2-3'
Spacing Plant 2-4' apart
Bloom Time Early Summer to Late Summer
Sun / Shade Mostly Sunny to Mostly Shady
Zones
5-9
Soil Type Normal, Acidic
Water Needs Medium
Sold In Plantable Pots

Special Features

  • Good for Cut Flowers
  • Long-Blooming
  • Winter Interest

Planting Sites

  • Good for Hedge
  • Seaside/Salt Tolerant

Hydrangea General Information

Hydrangea are superb in the border for summer and autumn color. This shade-tolerant shrub is perfect for under trees and in the shadows of buildings. Provides winter interest too if flowers are left on. Great for indoor decorating as their flowers are easily dried. Proven Winners® selections are trialed and tested to be colorful, long blooming, carefree and easy to grow. Idaho has restricted all potted plant material from being shipped into Idaho at this time.

Hydrangea Plant Care

Prefers moist, well-drained soil. Blooms on old and new wood. Can be pinched or pruned while young to build a full-bodied, well-branched plant. May benefit from winter mulch in northern areas. Easiest pruning is to simply remove any dead canes after the hydrangea sprouts in the spring. A slow-release fertilizer recommended for shrubs and trees may be applied once a year. Spread around the drip line of the branches, not the base. Lightly cover the fertilizer with soil to activate and water well.