Hydrangea aspera subsp. ‘Sargentiana’ or Sargent hydrangea as described by Caroline Garland



Hydrangea aspera subsp. ‘Sargentiana’ or Sargent hydrangea

Family:Hydrangeaceae

H. aspera subsp. sargentiana is an upright medium-sized deciduous shrub of open habit, with peeling bark and large, velvety ovate leaves. Flowers in large flat heads, purple or blue, surrounded by white ray florets.  This a really beautiful,  graceful shrub, often overlooked, but don’t because it is so lovely…

It fills a space in a border tolerating full sun or partial shade and will take all aspects including sheltered or exposed. It likes moist but well-drained soil.

It grows to 1.5 – 2.5 in height and reaches 1.5 – 2.5 metres in spread.

Grow in city/courtyard gardens, cottage/informal garden or flower borders and beds.

Good combination: Hydrangea aspera subsp. ‘Sargentiana’, Macleaua x Kewensis ‘Kelway’s Coral Plume’  and Euphorbia characias ‘Silver Swan’

Hydrangea aspera subsp. 'Sargentiana' photographed by Caroline GarlandHydrangea aspera subsp. 'Sargentiana' photographed by Caroline GarlandHydrangea villosa subsp. ‘Sargentiana’ with Euphorbia characias ‘Silver Swan’ photographed by Caroline Garland

 

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