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Deinanthe caerulea


Deinanthe caerulea is a rare hydrangea relative with beautiful foliage and cool, purple-blue flowers.

From China comes this uncommon herbaceous hydrangea relative, Deinanthe caerulea, with intriguing purple-blue flowers held above clumps of beautifully textured foliage. Blooms in early to mid summer. Slowly spreading rhizomes eventually form a mounded three foot wide clump. A wonderful addition to the shade garden.

Common Name: False Hydrangea

Family: Hydrangaceae (The Hydrangea Family)

Zone Hardiness: 4-8

Light: Part Shade, Part Sun

Height: 12-24"

Width: 2-3'

Primary Bloom Colour: Blue

Secondary Bloom Colour: Purple

Class: Deciduous

Type: Perennial

Bloom Time: Summer

Soil Moisture: Average, Moist

Stem Colour:

Fragrance: No

Berries: No


Deer Resistant: Unknown

BC Native: No

Native Habitat: Mountainous forests. Moist forests in valleys; 700-1600 metres. W Hubei.

Award: AGM

Geogrpahical Origin: Asia and the Pacific - Asia - China and Japan

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