Hydrangea macrophylla ‘Adria’
Bred by August Steiniger, Germany, in 1957.
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
Ray florets: 4 to 5 sepals, rounded, entire, overlapping. 50mm diam.
Zones: 6 to 9
Size: Small (to 1m).
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.