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'

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

Hydrangea macrophylla 'Love' floret

Ray florets: 15 sepals, entire, orbicular in shape, tip obtuse, base attenuate, overlapping, 30mm diam.

Zones: 6 to 9

Size: Small (to 1m).

Hydrangea macrophylla 'Love' leaf

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.