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Hydrangea aspera Hot Chocolate


Having seen this unusual new beauty at a trade show we just had to have it. Gorgeous large lacecap flower heads have violet blue buds at the heart with attractive soft pink outer blooms to create a mouth-watering display from May to October. Sumptuous chocolate brown foliage with striking burgundy undersides fade to deep green in late season. Happy in borders and containers. Very tough and easy to grow. Not fussy on soil conditions in sun or part shade. Eventual height in 5 years 2m (6’). Fully hardy perennial.
Flower Colour
Lilac, Pink

Other
Dappled/Full Shade Loving, Foliage/Stem/Fruit Interest, Ideal for Beginners, Suitable for Container

Hardiness
Hardy Perennial

Category
Shrubs

Delivery
August onwards

Flowering Time
Autumn, Summer

Aspect
Part Shade

Spread
2m (80")

Height
2m (80")

Hydrangea

Soil

Moist, well-drained, moderately fertile.

Position

Sun or partial shade

Cutting

Yes

Flowering

Summer and early autumn

Additional Information

Excellent as a dried flower. Prune in spring as new shoots appear. Propagate by softwood cuttings in early summer or hardwood cuttings in winter. All parts of hydrangeas can cause mild stomach upset if ingested. Contact with foliage may aggravate skin allergies. Try to use rainwater to water, since mains hard water can affect the flower colour, turning blue flowers mauve or pink. Apply a mulch to protect from excessive winter cold. Fully hardy perennial.

Delivery Date: 08 Jun 2017 (+/- 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,
Kind wishes"
 
Janet Morgan
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