Hydrangea macrophylla ‘Mariesii Perfecta’
synonym: H. m. ‘Blue Wave’
Bred by Victor Lemoine, Nancy, France, in 1904.
Inflorescence: Lacecap, 180mm across. Corymbs are rounded and are pale pink or pale blue depending on soil acidity.
Colour in neutral soil: Pale pink
Colour in acidic soil with Al present: Pale blue
Ray florets: 4-5 sepals, slightly serrated, overlapping. 60mm diam.
Zones: 6 to 9 Size: Large (to 2m).
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, size 180mm l x 115mm w.