Hydrangea macrophylla ‘Monrey’

synonym: ‘Buttons’N’Bows’ PP11,405. Virtually identical to H. m. ‘Harlequin’.

Bred by William B. Usrey, Dayton, Oregon, in 1992. Introduced and patented by Monrovia, California, USA, in June, 2006.

Hydrangea macrophylla 'Monrey'

Hydrangea macrophylla ‘Monrey’ is notable for its bicoloured flowers which open as pale green but mature to pink edged in white. Lustrous, dark green leaves turn light burgundy in autumn. It is a compact deciduous shrub with a rounded habit. Great for containers and foreground plantings.

Inflorescence: Mophead, 140mm across, all florets display open complete flowers.

Colour in neutral soil:                           Pink with white margins
Colour in acidic soil with Al present:     Pale blue with white margins

Hydrangea macrophylla 'Monrey'

Ray florets: 4 sepals, entire, overlapping, 35mm diam.

Zones: 6 to 9
Size: Medium (to 1.25m).

Hydrangea macrophylla 'Monrey' leaf

Leaves: Simple, opposite and deciduous. Dark green. Broadly ovate to broadly eeliptic. Margin: serrate. Apex: apiculate. Base attenuate. Venation pattern: pinnate. 120mm l x 65mm w.