Hydrangea sargentiana - Hydrangea aspera subsp. Sargentiana
Hydrangea sargentiana belongs just like H.aspera , H.villosa , H.involucrata , H.longifolia , H.longipes , H. sikokokiana , H. glabripes and H. Kawakami to the subsection of the Asperae .
The origin of this Hydrangea lies above all in China and Nepal .
Hydrangea sargentiana is a robust , upright shrub with a height of 2.5 to 4m , and a large , slightly domed inflorescence with lots of lilac to violet- blue flowers beautifully standing in contrast with the large outer white sterile florets .
Flowering takes place from mid-July to late August.
Not only the flowers, but also the habit and the large , oval , irregularly toothed leaves with velvet texture attract attention .
Although we often find him in full sun (where he's usually not in a brilliant state ) the Hydrangea sargentiana prefers a position in partial shade or shade . With his beautiful flowers and mysterious form he succeeds to illuminate many half-shade places.
H.sargentiana is pretty hardy shrub , requires a cool place and a well- permeable soil .
Synonym botanical name : Hydrangea aspera ssp . sargentiana
Common name : velvet hydrangea
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Hydrangea petiolaris (Climbing Hydrangea)
Hydrangea alphabetical index
Hydrangea sargentiana - flowering in September, as with other umbelliferous hydrangeas turning the sterile outer flowers announces that fertilization has taken place and the work of the pollinators is done
Hydrangea sargentiana has not only great decorative flowers, but also a particularly attractive leaf shape, in both leaf and inflorescence you can see that he is related to the Hydrangea aspera and Hydrangea villosa (H.aspera ssp. Villosa)