Hydrangea macrophylla ‘Deutschland’
Bred by D. Baardse, Holland, in 1921.
Hydrangea macrophylla ‘Deutschland’ has robust mophead flowers which open bright pink and age through a deeper pink to deep red. In acidic soils the flowers may be violet to purple.
Inflorescence: Mophead, 220mm across. The bright pink florets have creamy-white centres. Similar to H. m. ‘Hamburg’ and H. m. ‘Alpenglühen’.
Colour in neutral soil: Bright pink aging to deep red.
Colour in acidic soil with Al present: Violet to purple.
Ray florets: 4 sepals, slightly serrate. Rose-red with creamy-white centres. 55mm diam.
Zones: 6 to 9
Size: Medium (to 1.5m).
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, quite glossy. 160mm l x 120mm w.