Would you like to refresh your mood with hot chocolate? Did you know that you can do this in the garden in summer surrounded by flowers of a similar color and even with such a scent? There is a very charming, exotic hydrangea called Hot Chocolate. In this case we are dealing with a tropical beauty that thrives surprisingly well in our latitudes. Its flowering time is between the end of May and September. However, the beautiful foliage spreads green and a great atmosphere beforehand. Have we piqued your curiosity, so stay tuned and learn more about this beauty?
The ‘Hot Chocolate’ hydrangea fits in perfectly with modern garden trends with its neutral yet dramatic colour
The main characteristics of the ‘Hot Chocolate’ hydrangea
This kind of velvet hydrangea won the hearts of fans of beautiful flowers back in 2012. In addition to the beautiful tropical appearance, she also has other characteristics that have contributed to her great popularity.
The leaves are at the same time somewhat narrow, but also pronounced everywhere and this enriches great garden designs with a rustic character. The lush foliage with a hairy texture would in turn be ideal for trendy monochrome concepts and natural gardens. As I said, the green dominates in the appearance of the hydrangeas until June, i.e. until the flowers come to the fore.
There are several subspecies and they vary in shape, size and nuances
The flowers of the hot chocolate hydrangea combine several colors. On the more visible upper side, violet and pink nuances merge into one another. At the back we have darker shades that are even more chocolate-like. In some flowers the burgundy red dominates and in other cases the wine red. Because of the colors, these plants are wonderful as accents in the modern garden. Although they have an intense shade, but at the same time they appear very stylish thanks to the dark nuances.
The pink-purple color sets beautiful accents in your summer garden
The scent of Hot Chocolate Hydrangeas
This year, combining plants with softly contrasting undertones is very popular. We have already dealt with one such example in more detail. This one is about hydrangea and lavender. The scent of lavender repels many pests and also helps other plants to develop better. The chocolate hydrangea also spreads a pleasant and at the same time very helpful aroma. It repels many garden pests, making it a good friend to other flowers in your garden.
General information on caring for hydrangeas
The greater the proportion of humus in the soil, the better the hydrangeas will thrive in it. As far as the specific location is concerned, it is best to choose a semi-shady place. It should be airy, but it must not pull too strongly there. It is best to start fertilizing in spring, preferring to use organic fertilizers for this and all other types of plants. In winter, the hydrangea remains quite resistant despite its exotic character. After all, an appropriate winter protection would be recommended. Let a professional advisor give you tips on this.
These softly colored Beauties inspire many artists to create uniquely beautiful photographs
Does the hot chocolate hydrangea go well with the modern garden style?
With its exotic character, this type of hydrangea would go best with concepts such as a Zen or Japanese garden. Such a garden has a restrained, meditative and calm character. That is why it is also perceived as very modern. As part of the modern garden design, hot chocolate hydrangeas serve as great accents both when used individually and when used in groups. They are also great for flanking facades and garden corners, which is also considered super modern. By the way, you can also use it to make small ponds in the garden more present, because hydrangeas grow very well in such places.
The chocolate hydrangea grows close to ponds
A delicate and showy variety like this would be a real gift for your garden
Are you looking for flowers with a vintage appeal? The hydrangea would be ideal for this
Flank seating areas and patios with Chocolate Hydrangea
You could give your facade a country look with the help of a great hydrangea “Hot Chocolate”.
Have you also fallen in love with the chocolate hydrangea?
Do you want to freshen up small gardens with a few modern touches? Hydrangeas are ideal for this!
Hot Chocolate hydrangeas do best in partial shade