Hydrangea macrophylla ‘Miss Saori’ (H20-2) PPAF, PBR.
Bred by Ryoji Irie, Kyoto, Japan, in 2013.
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.
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)
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).
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.