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Tuff Stuff Ah-Ha® Hydrangea

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Double Dinner Plates Tuff Stuff Ah-Ha® Hydrangea

  • Massive, Dinner-Plate Sized Blooms
  • Each Floret Features a Double Set of Blooms
  • Incredibly Showy Flowering Display
  • Reblooms Prolifically from Late Spring Through Summer and Into Fall
  • Petite Plant for Small Space Gardens
  • Perfect for Containers
  • Pink or Blue Double Blooms
  • Color Depends On Soil pH
  • Dark-Green, Finely Serrated Foliage
  • Gorgeous Burgundy Fall Color
  • Very Easy Care
  • Salt Tolerant
  • Alkaline Soil Tolerant
  • Blooms on Both New and Old Wood
  • Very Limited Pruning Required

Need a petite pop of color to polish up your undemanding landscaping plan? The answer is... always!

No matter how big or small your space might be, you'll find room or the outstanding flowers of Tuff Stuff Ah-Ha® Hydrangea (Hydrangea serrata TUFF STUFF Ah Ha® 'SMNHSDD' PP29,832) will constantly show blooms from late spring into fall.

This Mountain Hydrangea is a prolific producer of enormous, flat-topped blooms composed of many double florets. Just one floret will nearly fill your hand!

These delicate double blooms look just like a painted porcelain Waterlily! Use them as spectacular cut flowers, or enjoy them in your garden setting.

Like other Mountain Hydrangeas, the color of the florets are determined by your soil pH. You can have bright, pastel-pink or rich, sky-blue or any color on the spectrum between the two, depending on your soil. Change the pH to change the flower color.

Thick, bold foliage is dark-green and features finely serrated edges. It's steady strength makes a marvelous contrast to the delicacy of the blooms.

Even after the blooms stop coming, you'll be delighted with these compact shrubs. Gain a brilliant fall color display when the leaves turn burgundy red-purple in autumn.

Tuff Stuff Ah-Ha Hydrangea is also surprisingly versatile in many garden applications. You'll get charming season-long color, great form, and outstanding fall color.

This high-impact small plant is a wonderful value! Please place your order for Tuff Stuff Ah-Ha Hydrangea right away.

How To Use Tuff Stuff Ah-Ha® Hydrangea in the Landscape

Although they will tolerate full sun in Northern climates, Ah-Ha needs partial shade everywhere else. Try them on the east side of your house, or taller trees and shrubs.

Add a long border of Ah-Ha to embolden your foundation with impressive color. You'll pump up your curb appeal in a single step!

For a continuous ribbon of blooms, plant them 18 to 24 inches apart on center. You'll measure from the center of one to the center of the next.

These tidy mounding shrubs look incredible in front of larger Hydrangea varieties, too. Mix and match your favorites from all of our extensive options for a grand, easy-care landscape.

Incorporate Ah-Ha into your mixed borders, or create a low, informal hedge. You can even place them in large outdoor containers, if you want to elevate the lovely blooms closer to eye-level.

Try a pair of containers flanking either side of your front door. Pop one under an old evergreen tree to boost the color saturation.

Look for opportunities to make your guests smile. Could you use one or more at your garden gate? Or tuck it behind a fun garden sculpture to heighten the impact.

Oh, and by the way...this desirable shrub makes a perfect gift for a plant lover. Even beginners will have success with this field-tested selection from Proven Winners®.

#ProPlantTips for Care

Plant Tuff Stuff Ah-Ha Hydrangea in full sun in cooler climates, but give them partial shade where summers get hot. They require at least four hours of direct sunlight a day, and morning sun is preferred.

Be prepared to give them a consistent schedule of even moisture. Place a three-inch layer of mulch over the roots to keep the plant nice and cool.

They need well-drained soil, but are adaptable to either acidic or slightly alkaline soil. You can expect to see bluer blossoms in the lower pH of acidic soil; and pink in the higher pH of neutral to alkaline.

Color change the soil pH over time using garden Sulphur for blue. Try garden lime for pink blooms. Be patient with your experiment; and get an inexpensive soil tester to ensure you don't overdo it.

There is blessedly no need to trim the stems. However, you can easily deadhead the spent blooms just below the large flower heads, for a trim and tidy look.

Relish the compliments you'll receive from your Tuff Stuff Ah-Ha Hydrangea plantings. Go ahead and feel like a genius for finding this superb selection. Order yours today!

Buying Options for Plants

Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.

Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
Sprinter Pot Equal to .63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume
4" Container Ranges from .31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume
6" Container Equal to 1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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PLANT HIGHLIGHTS

Tuff Stuff Ah-Ha® Hydrangea Is Suited to Grow in Zones 5-9
Growing Zones 5-9
More Information
Brand Proven Winners ColorChoice
Botanical Name Hydrangea serrata TUFF STUFF Ah Ha® 'SMNHSDD'
Type Broad-Leaved Evergreen
Mature Height 2 - 3 feet
Mature Spread 2 - 3 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun, Partial Shade
Soil Type Well Drained
Moisture Medium
Growth Rate Medium
Flower Color Blue or Pink
Foliage Color Green
Fall Color Red, Purple
Pollinator Friendly Yes
When To Prune After Flowering