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Hydrangea aspera ‘Rocklon’
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Hydrangea aspera Rocklon

<i>Hydrangea aspera</i> ‘Rocklon’

<i>Hydrangea aspera</i> ‘Rocklon’

<i>Hydrangea aspera</i> ‘Rocklon’
Hydrangea aspera Rocklon

Hydrangea

The name Hydrangea, means “water vessel,” given for its cup-shaped seed vessels. A genus of diverse forms, Hydrangeas are commonly found throughout Asia, from the Himalayas to Taiwan and Japan, with the exception of two species, Hydrangea arborescens and Hydrangea quercifolia, which are native to North America.

Easily grown, this shrub’s lush deciduous leaves are best suited to loose, moist soil in the shade of tall trees or on the north side of the house. If, like us, you’ve tired of the commoner sort, these delicacies will be a welcome surprise.

Hydrangea aspera ‘Rocklon’ full sun  partial shade

Large pink clouds of buds and pinkish bronze, downy new growth bring a soft look to this noble, rarely cultivated Hydrangea. Mounted on stout fuzzy stems, wide, hairy serrated foliage, with red-hued petioles, provides a graceful deep green foil for the enormous mauve lacecaps ringed by white bracts. Adequate water and bright shade will ensure ‘Rocklon’s prosperity, while Corydalis and Stylophorum diphyllum offer contrasting texture beneath.

Blooms August to mid-November.

Size: 10' 0" high x 8' 0" wide; hardy to zone 7.

Hydrangea aspera ‘Rocklon’ (S-0421)
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