Hydrangea macrophylla ‘Miss Saori’ (H20-2) PPAF, PBR.

Bred by Ryoji Irie, Kyoto, Japan, in 2013.

Hydrangea macrophylla 'Miss Saori'

Hydrangea macrophylla ‘Miss Saori’ is a worthy winner of the prestigious Chelsea Flower Show Plant Of The Year 2014 award.  The amazing double picotée flowers are white at the centre and have a deep rose-pink margin. Burgundy foliage adds interest in the autumn. A floriferous small shrub suitable for growing in a container. It also makes a good cut flower.

To grow these shrubs to their best, see our cultivation, pruning and propagation pages.

Inflorescence: Mophead, 140mm across, with a mass of double ray florets giving the flower heads a delicate, frothy appearance.

Colour in neutral soil:                                     White with rose-pink edges
Colour in acidic soil with Al present:               White with rose-pink edges (no change)

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Hydrangea macrophylla 'Miss Saori' floret

Ray florets: Multiple sepals, perhaps up to 15 arranged in a whorl, rounded or slightly acuminate, overlapping, 45mm diam.

Zones: 6 to 9

Size: Small (to 1m).

Hydrangea macrophylla 'Miss Saori' leaf

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. 180mm l x 100mm w.