Hydrangea macrophylla ‘Love’
synonyms: H. m. ‘You-Me H1917’ PBR EU 20122652, USPP24755 P2
Bred by Ryoji Irie, Kyoto, Japan, in 2013.
Hydrangea macrophylla ‘Love’ is a small shrub suitable for the garden bed or for containers.
Inflorescence: Superb, double sterile flowered mopheads in the softest tint of baby pink. 120mm across. Fertile flowers do not open.
Colour in neutral soil: Pink
Colour in acidic soil with Al present: Pale blue
Ray florets: 15 sepals, entire, orbicular in shape, tip obtuse, base attenuate, overlapping, 30mm diam.
Zones: 6 to 9
Size: Small (to 1m).
Leaves: Simple, opposite and deciduous. Broadly ovate to broadly elliptic. Margin: serrate. Apex: apiculate. Base: obtuse to. Venation pattern: pinnate. Texture of adaxial and abaxial surfaces: smooth, glabrous, moderately glossy, size 120mm l x 75mm w.