|1||15C+||Indoor||Grow as a houseplant or under heated glass.|
|2||10 to 15C+||Indoor / Outdoor||Grow indoors, or outdoors in summer in a sheltered spot|
|3||5 to 10C||Tender||Grow outdoors in summer, and in a heated glasshouse in winter.|
|4||1 to 5C||Tender||Grow outdoors or under glass without risk of frost.|
|5||-5 to 1C||Half-Hardy||Hardy in coastal/mild/sheltered areas. Will not tolerate hard/sudden frost. May require winter protection in situ. such as fleece or straw mulch.|
|6||-10 to -5C||Hardy||May suffer at altitude, central/northerly locations, harsh winters, cold gardens and when grown in pots.|
|7||-15 to -10C+||Hardy||Will survive most severe winters but may be at risk in central/northerly locations and in pots. Top growth may be destroyed but will usually re-grow.|
|8||-20 to -15C||Hardy||Will survive severe winter, but may need protection when grown in pots.|
|9||-20C & Colder||Very Hardy / Hardy||in the severest European climates.|
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Originating from China
The large felt textured leaves of this group of hydrangeas has always been a crucial part of exotic and woodland plantings, but this form is possibly the best yet, with the largest lace cap flowers. This newly discovered form from China also has huge, downy, dark green leaves borne on long petioles (leaf stems) that are red in colour. The red extends into the leaf veins too, making a striking foliar display. It’s flattened heads of mauve flowers are surrounded by white ray florets, so called because they extend beyond the central mauve part of the flower. The florets have crimped edges and are the biggest of any Hydrangea. These highly structured flowers are produced over a long period in summer, appearing first as large impressive buds, opening with strong colours, then fading with softer pink tints evolving in parts of the bloom.
Hydrangeas are woodland plants and thrive in the ambient humidity of dappled shade. As this plant is new to cultivation we can only guess its height to be approximately 1.5m, making it not the largest growing of the many H. aspera varieties, yet possibly the most exciting.
Height and spread after 2 – 3 years 1m x 1m
Mature height and spread after 4 – 5 years if not pruned 1.5m x 2m