Species - involucrata

Native of Japan, this species forms a small shrub with dull green bristly leaves and stems, bearing at their tips, small mauve flowers opening from buds encased in six downy bracts (involucrate) which fall off as the flower opens.  The cultivar ‘Hortensis’ was bred to have pretty double pink flowers and further breeding has now produced even better forms with larger and deeper coloured double flowers.

Hydrangea involucrata ‘Hortensis’

We’re sharing Hydrangea involucrata ‘Hortensis’, brought into the collection in 1987,   It’s looking the best it has for a number of years.  You’ll find it in the outer garden on... Read more

involucrata Sieb

  Bed G: Plant 03 The name means surrounded with bracts and refers to the flowers. A small deciduous shrub with spherical flower buds enclosed in downy bracts.  The... Read more
involucrata ‘Tokado Yama’

involucrata ‘Tokado Yama’

Bed T: Plant 07 A beautiful form.  Fertile florets deep pink.  Sterile florets double pale pink with yellow petals in the center. UK Plant Finder 2012: Not Listed. Our... Read more