Hydrangea aspera Hot Chocolate® has large lacecaps. Around the edge attractive pink flowers and in the heart blue fertile flowers at the end of sturdy brown red twigs.

The underside of the leaf is a striking burgundy. The top is chocolate brown, fading to deep green later in the season. Hot Chocolate® is a hardy shrub, that is born during the Summer to the Autumn months and provides a great Autumn colour with its flowers in clusters and the depth of colour in the leaves below.

‘Hot Chocolate’ won a bronze medal at the Plantarium exhibition in 2012.