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

Trade name information:
Series: Let's Dance®
Trade Name: Moonlight
Cultivar name: 'Robert'
Common names:
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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: 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
Dried 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: PP20,020; Can.4,070
Parentage: Bailmer x unknown
Child plants: 3 child plants

Hydrangea Let's Dance Moonlight

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Posted by frankrichards16 (Clinton, Michigan - Zone 5b) on Mar 6, 2018 8:08 AM

H. 'Robert', sold under the trade name of LET'S DANCE® MOONLIGHT®, is a mophead type cultivar that is part of the Let's Dance Series of re-blooming hydrangeas. It produces rose-pink or blue flowers (depending on soil pH) on both old and new wood. If buds on old wood (formed in the fall) do not survive winter (or an early spring frost), remontant hydrangeas will still bloom in late summer on the new growth (usually a limited display). Foliage is bronze-red in the fall.

Developed and selected by Timothy D. Wood of Spring Meadow Nursery in Grand Haven, Michigan (PP20020, 2009). This new cultivar originated from an open-pollination of Hydrangea macrophylla 'Bailmer' (which was one of the first hydrangeas identified as remontant).

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