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Deinanthe caerulea

A rarity in the UK, this unusual Chinese woodland plant is perfect for brightening a damp
shady spot. 
Arching stems hold clusters of downward-facing lavender blue blooms in early summer,
over clumps of attractive bristly weed-suppressing foliage.
Prefers moist soil in part shade. 
Height & spread 30-45cm (12-18"). Hardy perennial.
Supplied in 9cm pots from April onwards.
Flower Colour
Blue, Lilac

Type of garden
Container Gardening, Cottage Garden

Dappled/Full Shade Loving, Great Ground Cover, Ideal for Beginners, Rare or Unusual

Hardy Perennial


April onwards

Flowering Time

Part Shade

30-45cm (12-18).

30-45cm (12-18)

Deinanthe caerulea- False Hydrangea


Moist rich soils


Full shade -semi shade





Additional Information

Ideal for woodland settings this clump-forming Chinese perennial, produces arching stems holding clusters of downward-facing slate blue flowers from June to August. It likes a sheltered sites in moist, rich soil, and is particularly good for gardens plauged by shade. Mulch plants annually to ensure the rootball doesn't dry out, and beware slugs and snails which will damage the new shoots.

Delivery Date: 05 Jun 2018 (+/- 14days)
Plant Hardiness

How hardy are our plants?

All our plants have a guideline temperature for how well they will tolerate winter cold.

Fully hardy perennials will withstand temperatures down to -15 °C (5°F) and often lower.
Hardy perennials are happy down to at least -5°C (23°F)
Half hardy perennials can withstand down to around 0°C (32°F)
And Tender perennials may be damaged by temperatures below 5°C (41°F)

Please remember that temperatures can vary significantly within quite a small area, and hardiness can be affected by soil, position and other factors.
If in doubt please give us a call.

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"Thank you ladies for your beautiful plants.
Praise also, for the Bulrush Compost, of which I have purchased 8 bags during the past six months. It is superb and my garden has flourished.
Bless you,
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