Sargent hydrangea

Hydrangea aspera subsp. sargentiana | Also known as: Hydrangea, Hydrangea sargentiana | Rating: 0 votes | Print / Pdf

Sargent Hydrangea says, "Attention! Look at me!"

Have every garden visitor standing to attention with hydrangea aspera subsp. sargentiana or sargent hydrangea. This fabulous shrub has luxurious, velvety oval-shaped leaves and produces delightfully striking blooms that consist of blue or purple clusters surrounded by white flowers with flat petals. Sargent hydrangea likes areas that receive full sunlight or partial shade in moist clay, loamy or sandy soil that is well-drained. This sassy shrub looks brilliant in informal gardens and brings great texture and colour to beds and borders. It can also be grown in containers and used to create an enticing courtyard garden.

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Known dangers?
  • yes
Dangers: comments
  • Avoid eating this plant, or risk having mild stomach upset.
Height [m]
  • 3
Spread [m]
  • 2.2 - 2.5
Dominant flower colour
  • Purple
Flower Fragrance
  • No, neutral please
Flowering seasons
  • Late summer
  • Early autumn
  • Mid autumn
  • Late autumn
Foliage in spring
  • Green
Foliage in summer
  • Green
Foliage in Autumn
  • Green
  • Yes, let it smell
Propagation methods
  • softwood cuttings
  • seed
  • Hardwood cuttings
Growth habit
  • Upright
  • Acidic
  • Neutral
Hardiness zone
  • Z7-8
Heat zone
  • H8-7
Winter temperatures [°C]
  • -18 - -7
Heat days
  • 60 - 120
  • well-drained but frequently watered
Soil type
  • sandy
  • Clay
  • loams
Sun requirements
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade
  • Sheltered
Standard category
  • Trees & shrubs
  • Shrubs
Grown for
  • Attractive flowers, foliage and bark
Creative category
  • For Beginners
  • Colours
  • Show-offs
  • Roses & classics
  • Author's choice
Garden type
  • Cottage garden
  • Containers
  • City
Gardening expertise
  • beginner
Time to reach full size
  • up to 10 years