Plum Passion® Hydrangea

Hydrangea aspera

Item 5645


There are very few rules in gardening, but perhaps the most important one is to work within your zone. Choosing plants that grow and thrive in your particular climate is the very first step toward having a beautiful garden. Learn more >

USDA Zone:
Your zone may be too cold for this plant:
  • Light Needs
    Full shade to Partial shade
  • Watering Needs
    Water regularly to maintain evenly moist soil - weekly, or more often.

This first ever purple leaved Hydrangea for American Gardens was discovered in China and brought to us by Dan Hinkley. A unique shrub with greenish purple new foliage, the leaves aging to deep purple with rosy purple undersides. Wispy flowers nicely contrast with the dramatic, colorful foliage. Excellent fall color. Deciduous.

Close Up :: Credit: Monrovia Landscape :: Credit: Monrovia Summer Foliage :: Credit: Doreen Wynja Bloom :: Credit: Doreen Wynja
Price from: Price: $19.00
Sorry, this plant is not available in your area.
Shipping is always FREE!

Shipping Timeline

Plant shipment depends on nursery location, the specific plant's productions timetable, local weather issues, and your location. In general, plants will ship after the last front date. We appreciate your patience and understanding with your shipping process and timeline.

Shipping Timeline:

Your plant(s) will ship to the garden center you chose within the next 21 days. Your plants are actively growing and we will only deliver them once they meet our rigorous quality standards

Find a Garden Center

I'm gardening in: Ashburn, VA 20149
  • I'm gardening elsewhere:
Average Landscape Size
Moderate growing; reaches 5 to 6 ft. tall and wide.
Flowering Season
Botanical Name: Hydrangea aspera
Deciduous/ Evergreen: Deciduous
Growth Rate: Moderate
Special Feature: Dramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Gift Plant, Shade Loving
Foliage Color: Purple
Flower Attribute: Showy Flowers ,   Flowers for Cutting
Bloom Time: Summer
Flower Color: White
Garden Style: Rustic ,   Cottage

Thrives in fertile, slightly acidic, evenly moist, well-drained soil with partial or dappled shade; tolerates more sun in cooler climates. Water deeply, regularly during first growing season to establish an extensive root system. Apply balanced fertilizer monthly during the growing season. Remove spent flowers to promote continued bloom.

Customer Reviews

Beautiful but leggy
by San Juan Islands, September 1, 2017

The colors in the flowers are gorgeous, stunning. The most beautiful soft mix of shades with softest pinks, creams, violets. However, it is very leggy and can look scruffy without some pruning back.

Get it
by Perfect addition, August 31, 2016

Love the color morph, holds form nicely. Great flowers. A talking point in the garden.

Turns green in summer
by hydrangea lover, January 29, 2016

Have had this plant going on three years. Doesn't keep the purple color during the summer - turns green. Also is a leggy plant that has a hard time supporting itself and leans toward the sun. Have it on the East side of my house where it only gets a little morning sun. Bought for the color so am quite disappointed in it.

Write a Review For: Plum Passion® Hydrangea

*Rate this plant:

  • This is a required field.

* Required Fields

Shop Monrovia

Welcome to Shop Monrovia

Distinctively Better ® Plants

Monrovia is committed to enhancing the beauty and value of the North American landscape - one garden at a time. By producing hardiest plants in the industry, we offer you peace of mind and quality assurance that stands behind each and every Monrovia plant.

Shop Online in the 48 Contiguous US States

Enter a US ZIP code

Plants ordered through our online shop are only available for delivery through our participating Garden Centers in the 48 contiguous US states. Please provide a valid US ZIP code so that we can recommend plants based on where you are gardening.


Unfortunately, the following item(s) is no longer available.

This item(s) will be removed from your shopping cart.
We apologize for this inconvenience.