Hydrangea macrophylla ‘Barry’s Best’
Already growing in the property purchased by Heritage Hydrangeas in 2002. Perhaps this was the inspiration for the collection.
Inflorescence: Large mophead corymb, 200mm across, with flower centres pale green when young, aging to deep blue.
Colour in neutral soil: Purple
Colour in acidic soil with Al present: Deep blue
Ray florets: 4 to 5 sepals, serrated, overlapping, 50mm diam.
Zones: 6 to 9
Size: Large (to 2m).
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. 150mm l x 110mm w.