Hydrangea macrophylla ‘Libelle’

synonym: ‘Teller White’, ‘Dragon Fly’

Bred by the Federal Research Institute for Horticulture, Wädenswil, Switzerland, in 1964.

H. macro Libelle EEHydrangea macrophylla ‘Libelle’ is a strong grower, reaching to 1.5m in height, but can suffer from late frosts.

Inflorescence: Lacecap with ray florets in and around the fertile flowers.

Colour in neutral soil:     White sterile flowers with pink fertile flowers
Colour in acidic soil with Al present:     White sterile flowers with deep blue fertile flowers

 AGM Award logo 2012 (4)

Hydrangea macrophylla 'Libelle'

 Ray florets: 3-5 sepals, serrated, overlapping, with central eye pink or deep blue. 60mm diam.

Zones: 6 to 9
Size: Medium (to 1.5m).

H. macro 'Harlequin' leaf DD540Leaves: 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, size 160mm l x 100mm w.