Let's Dance Big Band® Hydrangea

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Strike Up the Band! Let's Dance Big Band Hydrangea!

  • Reblooming Bold-Color Mophead Blooms!
  • Flower Color is Pink to Blue Purple Depending on pH
  • Purple-Blue in Acid Soils and Pink in Alkaline
  • Blooms On New & Old Wood
  • Easy Care & Low Maintenance
  • Smaller, Compact, Mounded Growth
  • Full Sun to Part Sun
  • Pollinators Galore!
  • Specimen and Container Plant
  • Deer Tend to Pass By
  • Broad Range Hardiness
  • Salt Tolerant

Traditional Hydrangeas may be the customary plants parading down main street USA, but some gardeners march to the beat of a different drummer!

Let Nature Hills introduce you to Let's Dance Big Band Hydrangea (Hydrangea macrophylla 'SMNHMP' USPP 32514) with loud, bold blooms that will put some pep in your garden's step!

Pollinators love the large, mophead blooms are generally bright pink, dense and ruffled clusters of smaller florets. Soil pH can cause your Hydrangea to turn purple and blue!

Blooming on both new and old wood, reblooming Hydrangeas sport extra large blooms and foliage, it's no wonder they're also known as Bigleaf Hydrangea.

Fresh green foliage has a unique texture, the large leaves are lightly toothed. With compact, dense growth this smaller Hydrangea makes it perfectly suited for a wider range of applications and smaller urban yards!

These ruffled blooms are held on sturdy stems and make great cut flowers, both fresh or dried! The long-lasting blooms significantly add to your tablescapes in floral arrangements or bouquets! The dried blooms create wonderful crafts and dried decor or leave on the shrub for winter interest.

How to Use Let's Dance Big Band Hydrangea In The Landscape

Big Band Hydrangea's compact size is perfect for containers and small lots. Tuck among your perennial or mixed-shrub borders to enhance the landscape beautifully.

A thriller and specimen plant throughout the garden or in containers and planters on your porch or patio, Big Band Hydrangea becomes an instant focal point and accent plant!

Create amazing low hedges and privacy borders. Define your landscape with a row of these stand-outs between your yard and the busy street. Line your walkways and drive with evenly spaced shrubs for amazing curb appeal.

Perfect accent plants and specimens to catch all the attention, Big Band does all the work for you! When placed at the edge of lawns, they can also help ease the transition from your lawn to woodland and naturalized settings.

Create garden vignettes by planting a curved row of these impressive shrubs around a focal point, garden seating or sculpture!

Very low-maintenance, and easy-care, Big-Leaf Hydrangea prefers woodland and naturalized settings, although Big Band looks marvelous in all garden designs and styles.

#ProPlantTips For Care

Let's Dance Big Band Hydrangea performs best in full sun in cooler growing zones, for the strongest growth and best color. Though appreciating afternoon shade during the worst of summer's heat, and when planted in the warmer of the growing zones. Tolerating full shade in the hottest growing zones, especially in dryer climates.

Performing best in consistently moist, well-drained soils that do not dry out between waterings. Not particular on soil type, Hydrangea thrives in sandy, loam, clay, and humus soils as long as they drain well and won't sit in water. Even tolerant of salt spray and roadside conditions.

However, for optimal growth and health, Hydrangea grows their best in moist, organically rich medium. A generous layer of mulch helps retain soil moisture as well as insulate the root system from heat and chill.

Big Band is colored depending on your soil's pH. Higher acidic soils result in blue blooms while alkaline soils result in pink. Neutral soil pH lends a purple hue.

Strike up the band and add out loud color to your landscape with the amazing Let's Dance Big Band Hydrangea from Nature Hills Nursery 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

Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.

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
#6 Container Ranges from 5.25 to 6.01 dry gallons / 23.12 to 26.42 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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At Nature Hills we handle, package and ship the products you order with the utmost care to ensure healthy delivery. Shipping and handling charges are calculated based on the tables below. Please note that some items include an additional handling surcharge, these will be noted on the item's product page.

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0 - 19.99 24.99
20 - 49.99 29.99
50 - 69.99 34.99
70 - 99.99 39.99
100 - 129.99 44.99
130 - 149.99 48.99
150 - 150+ Approx 28%

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Let's Dance Big Band® Hydrangea Is Suited to Grow in Zones 5-9
Growing Zones 5-9
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Hydrangea macrophylla 'SMNHMP' USPP 32,514
Type Deciduous
Mature Height 30 inches
Mature Spread 30 inches
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Well Drained
Moisture Moderate
Growth Rate Medium
Foliage Color Green
Pollinator Friendly No
Pruning Time After Flowering
Fragrant No
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