Hydrangea macrophylla ‘Bodensee’

synonym: H. m. ‘Bon Cuse’

Bred by Brügger, Germany, in 1950.

Hydrangea macrophylla 'Bodensee'

Hydrangea macrophylla ‘Bodensee’ is a strong grower with strong stems. Can be grown as a pink/red in alkaline soils or as a lilac to violet with added aluminium sulphate. A very free-flowering shrub which can make quite an impact.

Inflorescence: Mophead, 140mm across, densely-packed florets give a long-lasting display.

Colour in neutral soils:                           Pink to red
Colour in acidic soil with Al present:      Lilac to violet

Hydrangea macrophylla 'Bodensee' floret

Ray florets: 4-5 sepals, entire, rounded, overlapping, 30mm diam.

Zones:  6-9

Size: Medium (to 1.25m).

Hydrangea macrophylla 'Bodensee' leaf

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 85mm w.