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Hydrangea macrophylla Dark Angel

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Unique dark leaves provide contrast for colourful flowers

This recent introduction has an upright, bushy shape. It makes a striking addition to the garden. It has burgundy-flushed leaves they look superb contrasting with the clusters of deep pink flower heads, which have distinctive cream centres, from early to late summer.

Where?

Happy in a sunny or partly shaded position. Ideal for a cottage garden, in a border or container. It also makes a great cut flower.

How?

Loves growing in a fertile, well-drained, soil. Keep well watered in dry spells. Use a good quality potting compost for container growing.

Plant details

Item Number: 509780

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In depth plant information

Property Value
Plant type Ornamental shrub
Flower colour
Foliage colour
Typically available April - September
Season of interest Summer
Flowering June - October
Evergreen No
Plant height 100 cm - 120 cm
Plant width 65 cm - 80 cm
Fragrant flowers No
Attracts bees No
Attracts butterflies No
Plant height in 5 years 75 cm
Hardiness zone (?) H4

Will perform best in these conditions

Property Value
Soil type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Light exposure Part shade, Full sun
Soil drainage Medium, Well drained
Planting instructions

Water the plant in its pot thoroughly before planting – give it a good soaking. Prepare the area by digging a hole twice the size of the pot. Dig compost into the base of the hole. Remove the pot and position the plant in the hole, with the top of the rootball about level with the surrounding soil. Refill the planting hole with a mixture of garden soil and compost, firming as you go. Water in well and keep well watered during the plant's first year.

Planting site Patio container, Flower border and beds, Cottage garden, Informal garden, City garden, Courtyard garden

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Typically available

From April to September