Hydrangea macrophylla ‘Soeur Thérèse’

synonyms: ‘Sister Thérèse’, ‘Petite Soeur Thérèse de l’Enfant Jésus’

Bred by Gaigné, St-Germain-en-Laye, France, in 1947.

H. macro Soeur Theresa AA

Hydrangea macrophylla ‘Soeur Thérèse’ is one of the better pure white mopheads, each ray floret having a pale blue eye.

Inflorescence: Mophead, 210mm across, large and pure white.  Flowers will be longer lasting if grown in afternoon shade.

Colour in neutral soil:     White
Colour in acidic soil with Al present:     White (no change)

H. macro Soeur Theresa floret AA

Ray florets: 4 sepals, serrated, not overlapping, 65mm diam.

 

Zones: 6 to 9
Size: Medium (to 1.5m).

 

H. macro 'Harlequin' leaf DD540

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. 130mm l x 70mm w.