Tuff Stuff™ Ah-Ha Hydrangea
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Tuff Stuff™ Ah-Ha Hydrangea

Tuff Stuff™ Ah-Ha Hydrangea

Gallon Size:
Gallon Size:
  • Young, affordable starter plant
  • May need to be transplanted into 3 gallon pot for more nurturing before planting into landscape
  • Healthy, mature plant
  • Ready to immediately be planted into landscape
  • Large healthy plant
  • Ready to immediately be planted into landscape

Hydrangea serrata 'SMNHSDD' USPP 29,832; CBRAF


Like the other Tuff Stuff™ hydrangeas, these guys pack a punch with a small body! Manage your soil pH to manipulate the blooming colors from pink to purple to blue and back as you wish when you plant or over the years. Tuff Stuff™ reaches a mature height of 2 to 3 feet and a mature width of 2 to 4 feet. This repeat bloomer is great for borders, container, mass planting, edging, focal, specimen, water garden, accent, and cut flowers.

Joseph's Take

Joseph's Take

For a very long time hydrangeas have been one of my personal favorite plants. I love the leaf texture and the flowers of course. Most people dont know, but hydrangeas usually have amazing fall leaf color and texture either yellow or red before falling off for the winter. During the growing season they love to be watered, so don't hesitate to put on your flip flops on a hot day and give the hydrangea a drink. This fall, I will try to get some photos of their super cool leaves.

Hardiness Map
Mature Height: 3'
Mature Width: 3'
Flower Season: Summer
Sun: Full Shade
Hardiness Zone: 5 to 9
This plant is suitable for the low temperates below:
Temp (F)
Temp (C)
-20 to -10
-28.9 to -23.3
-10 to 0
-23.3 to -17.8
0 to 10
-17.8 to -12.2
10 to 20
-12.2 to -6.7
20 to 30
-6.7 to -1.1

Shade hydrangeas prefer moist soil and regular watering during the growing season. For most, in order to obtain the blue flower color, apply 2 tablespoons of aluminum sulfate near the base of the plant. A rusty nail or coffee grounds will also increase the acidity of the soil which makes the flowers turn blue.