(Black Together series)
Most past black stem Hydrangea’s had either the black stems or the flowers. But ingenious breeding now lets you enjoy both the black stems and gorgeous double flowers at the same time! This is because this new variety blooms on new growth, which is black, rather than on old growth, which is gray. Plus, the blooms are big, double, and rich pink or blue, depending on your soil, and it will flower all year until the frosts. To encourage the black stems, cut back to the ground in early spring. Bushes are dense and full, and only 1 – 1.5m high.
UK Plant Finder 2012: Not listed Yet (forums.gardenweb.com/forums/load/hydra & www.heronswood.com) 2012