Hydrangea macrophylla ssp. serrata ‘Miyama Yae-murasaki’

synonym: H. s. ‘Purple Tiers’

Bred by Takeshi Seto, Japan, in 1950.

H. serrata 'Miyama Yae-murasaki AA

Hydrangea macrophylla ssp. serrata ‘Miyama Yae-murasaki’ is a compact shrub.  It is a thing of beauty with delicate, double ray florets in a symmetrical circle around the central disc of fertile flowers.  A worthy winner of both the RHS AGM award and the Great Plant Picks award.

An excellent plant for the garden border or as a pot specimen. Flowers are less likely to fade, and foliage less likely to burn, if grown in partial shade.  Provide water in drought conditions.

Inflorescence: Lacecap, 150mm across, rounded, with ‘double’ ray florets arranged in a near-perfect ring.

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Colour in neutral soil:                               Pale lilac.
Colour in acidic soil with Al present:       Pale blue.

AGM Award of Garden Merit       Great Plant Picks award

H. serrata 'Miyama Yae-murasaki' floret AA

Ray florets: 10 sepals, rounded, slightly serrated, overlapping, 45mm diam.

Zones: 6 to 9.

Size: Medium (to 1.25m).

H. serrata 'Miyama Yae-murasaki' leaf AA

Leaves: Simple, opposite and deciduous. Bright green. Elliptic to ovate. Margin: deeply serrate. Apex: acuminate.  Base: attenuate. Venetian pattern: pinnate. Texture of adaxial and abaxial surfaces: rugose, glabrous, slightly glossy. 140mm l x 90mm w.