Hydrangea macrophylla ‘Adria’

Bred by August Steiniger, Germany, in 1957.

H. macrophylla 'Adria'

Hydrangea macrophylla ‘Adria’ is a very floriferous, compact shrub. Ideal for small gardens and containers.  Useful for dried floral arrangements.

Inflorescence: Small blue or pink mophead flowers, 190mm across.  A compound corymb with both fertile, non-sepalous florets and infertile sepalous florets on the same corymb. Longevity of flowers on the plant; approximately 5 weeks.  Fertile flowers have 5 petals: shape – ovate, concave; margin – entire; apex – acute.  Fertile flowers also have 10 stamens and 3 pistils.

Colour in neutral soil:                           Pink
Colour in acidic soil with Al present:     Mid-blue

H. macro Adria floret AA

Ray florets: 4 to 5 sepals, rounded, entire, overlapping. 50mm diam.


Zones: 6 to 9
Size: Small (to 1m).


H. macro 'Harlequin' leaf DD540

Leaves: Simple, opposite and deciduous.  Broadly ovate to broadly elliptic.  Margin: serrate.  Apex: apiculate.  Base: attenuate.  Venation pattern: pinnate.  Texture of adaxial and abaxial surfaces: smooth, glabrous, moderately glossy. 140mm l x 90mm w.