Hydrangea macrophylla Let’s Dance® Moonlight bears rich blue or pink mophead-type flowers. It grows 3′ tall. Touted as the next generation of reblooming Hydrangeas, the Let’s Dance® series features exceptional flower color on plants with glossy, dark green leaves. Compact Hydrangea macrophylla Moonlight produces its vivid blooms on last year’s growth as well as the current season’s growth. You’re sure to enjoy a show of large, mophead flowers all summer, even if you live in Zone 5 (where cold winters can often kill flower buds on old wood). Blossoms are dark pink (or blue in soil with a more acidic pH) and the leaves have good fall color. Prune your plant to shape after flowering is finished. A Proven Winners®/Color Choice® variety. ‘Robert’ PP 20,020
Hydrangea is a valuable genus of some 100 species of shrubs and vines grown for their large and very showy flower heads. Hydrangeas are at their best in summer and fall—a quiet time for most woody plants—and are worth having for that reason alone. For more information on Hydrangea care, click Growing Guide.