Hydrangea macrophylla ‘Amethyst’ is a very attractive small shrub particularly so if the flower colour amethyst can be achieved.
Inflorescence: Mophead, 170mm across. A very floriferous late flowerer with corymbs of pale lilac to pale pink.
A seedling of H. m. ‘Europa’, bred by Michael Haworth-Booth, UK, in 1938.
Zones: 6 to 9
Size: Small (to 1m).
Color in neutral soil:
Color in acidic soil with AI present:
Ray florets: 4 to 8 sepals, quite unique in that single and double florets appear in the same corymb. Sepals serrated, overlapping. 60m diam.
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. 110mm l x 75mm w.