Spreading native hydrangea with large deeply lobed oak-like leaves and protrusions of spiked whitish-pink double flowers July-Aug. Dried flower clusters up to 1' long turn from pink to bronze late August and remain intact through early autumn.
Unique deep green foliage becomes a spectacle of purple, red and orange in fall. Adds texture to gardens and hedges. Great for both fresh and dried arrangements.
Flower buds can be tender and may need protection in colder areas and windy sites. Plant in moist, fertile and well-drained soil, sun to part shade. Rarely fed on by Japanese beetles. While most hydrangeas are complex hybrids, this species is native to southeastern U.S. Z5. (1-3' bare-root plants)