Hydrangea aspera subsp. sargentiana


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Deciduous shrub

Flower colour






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Hydrangea aspera subsp. sargentiana

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Most hydrangeas grown in British gardens have glossy dark green leaves and large flower-heads. Hydrangea aspera subsp. sargentiana, however, has dull green leaves with bristly hairs on top and a grey down underneath. Its huge flowers appear from late summer to mid-autumn. The inner flowers on the head are small and blue to deep purple, whereas the outer petals are larger and white, occasionally flushed with deep pink.

For best results grow Hydrangea aspera subsp. sargentiana in moist but well-drained soil in full sun to partial shade. The Royal Horticultural Society has given it its prestigious Award of Garden Merit (AGM).

Family: Hydrangeaceae

Genus: Hydrangea

Species: aspera

Plant type: Deciduous shrub

Flower colour: Pink

Foliage colour: Dark green

Feature: Flowers

Sun exposure: Full sun

Soil: Well-drained/light, Moist

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Beginner

Height: 300cm

Spread: 300cm

Flowering period: July to September

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