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Deinanthe caerulea
Deinanthe caerulea
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Deinanthe caerulea


USDA Zone: 5-9

Plant number: 1.172.900

An unusual and seldom-encountered Chinese woodland perennial. This forms a low, slow spreading mound of felty dark-green leaves, bearing clusters of lavender-blue blossoms in early summer. Petals are shaped like individual Hydrangea flowers, the blooms appearing early to midsummer. Best in rich, moist woodland soil and dappled shade, away from strong winds. Would combine beautifully with dwarf Hosta and hardy ferns. Possibly hardy to Zone 4 or colder. Keep out of hot afternoon sun. Sometimes sold as the selection 'Blue Wonder' but that is merely a marketing name.

Further details for
Deinanthe caerulea

Optimal Growing
Appearance and
Sun Exposure
  Partial Shade
Soil Type
  Sandy or
Soil pH
  Neutral or
Soil Moisture
  Average or
Care Level
Flower Colour
  Light Blue
Blooming Time
  Early Summer
  Mid Summer
Foliage Color
  Deep Green
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Alpine & Rock
   25-30 cm
   10-12 inches
   30-45 cm
   12-18 inches
Foot Traffic
Growth Rate
Disclaimer: This information is presented for reference only. This plant is not currently part of our Heritage Perennials lineup.