Hydrangea macrophylla ‘Ayesha’ is unusual for its cup-shaped sepals and slight fragrance. Sun, wind and coast tolerant; a strong grower to 1.5m.
Inflorescence: Mophead, 220mm across. A very popular shrub, readily available. Very floriferous.
synonyms: ‘Silver Slipper’, ‘Uzu-azisai’
Originated in Japan.
Zones: 6 to 9
Size: Medium (to 1.5m).
Color in neutral soil:
Pink to pinkish-white
Color in acidic soil with AI present:
Ray florets: 4 sepals, quite unique in that each sepal is cup-shaped. 25mm 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, matt. 210mm l x 140mm w.