Bigleaf Hydrangea (Hydrangea macrophylla Let's Dance® Starlight) in the Hydrangeas Database

Trade name information:
Series: Let's Dance®
Trade Name: Starlight
Cultivar name: 'Lynn'
Common names:
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Give a thumbs up Lacecap Hydrangea

Botanical names:
Hydrangea macrophylla Accepted
Hydrangea macrophylla var. normalis Synonym

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Partial or Dappled Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 5a -28.9 °C (-20 °F) to -26.1 °C (-15 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 9b
Plant Height: 3 feet
Plant Spread: 3 feet
Leaves: Deciduous
Fruit: Dehiscent
Flowers: Showy
Blooms on old wood
Blooms on new wood
Other: Continuous bloom or rebloomer
Flower Color: Blue
Other: Soil pH affects flower color
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Late summer or early fall
Uses: Windbreak or Hedge
Cut Flower
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Resistances: Salt tolerant
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Cuttings: Cane
Pollinators: Bees
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs excellent drainage in pots
Miscellaneous: Patent/Plant Breeders' Rights: PP20,019; Can.4,069
Parentage: Bailmer x unknown
Child plants: one child plant


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Posted by frankrichards16 (Clinton, Michigan - Zone 5b) on Mar 6, 2018 10:05 AM

Developed by Timothy D. Wood of Spring Meadow Nursery in Michigan (PP20019, 2009). This new cultivar 'Lynn' has the same seed parent as 'Robert' but is a lacecap type bloom rather than mophead. Both originated from an open-pollination of Hydrangea macrophylla 'Bailmer' (Bailey Nurseries in MN). 'Bailmer' was one of the first hydrangeas identified and patented as re-blooming or remontant.

'Lynn' is sold under the trade name of LET'S DANCE® STARLIGHT®. It is part of a registered series of re-blooming hydrangeas. Pink or blue flowers depending on soil PH.

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