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Hydrangea aspera /Sargent Hydrangea



Relatively young specimen

Close-up image of flower in August


Flower with an insect collecting nectar

Profile of a flat, lace-cap flower

Tall, spindly plant in a woodland garden

Specimen shrub with lace-cap flowers

Close-up image of lace-cap flower with pollen on leaf

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Scientific Name: Hydrangea aspera
Common Name: Sargent Hydrangea
Plant Type: Deciduous
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 7, 8, 9, 10 Determine Your Zone
Height: 10-15 feet
Spread: 10 - 15 feet
Bloom time: Summer
Flower color: Pink, Blue
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist,
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
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Comments: Flowers on old wood and color not reflected by soil acidity. They are blue-lavender in acid soils and basic ones. Grow best in dryish soils and tend to die quickly when soil stays wet. Prefers full sun, unlike most hydrangeas. Can be grown in colder locations, if protected from cold, drying winds.