Hydrangea macrophylla ‘Bodensee’ is a strong grower with strong stems. Can be grown as a pink/red in alkaline soils or as a lilac to violet with added aluminium sulphate. A very free-flowering shrub which can make quite an impact.
Inflorescence: Mophead, 140mm across, densely-packed florets give a long-lasting display.
synonym: H. m. ‘Bon Cuse’
Bred by Brügger, Germany, in 1950.
Zones: 6 to 9
Size: Medium (to 1.25m).
Color in neutral soil:
Pink to red
Color in acidic soil with AI present:
Lilac to violet
Ray florets: 4-5 sepals, entire, rounded, overlapping, 30mm 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. 140mm l x 85mm w.