It is claimed that Hydrangea macrophylla ‘Enziandom’ displays the most intense, vibrant blue flowers in the hydrangea genus. Our young plant has not yet established itself sufficiently in our acid soil to display these colours; it remains quite pink. As it matures it will surely turn gentian blue. Watch this space!
Inflorescence: Mophead, 210mm across, pink or deep blue depending on soil type.
The name translates to ‘Gentian Dome’
Bred by August Steiniger, Germany, in 1940.
Zones: 6 to 9
Size: Medium (to 1.25m).
Color in neutral soil:
Color in acidic soil with AI present:
Ray florets: 4 sepals, hardly serrate, rounded or acuminate, overlapping, 50mm diam.
Leaves: Simple, opposite and deciduous. Mid-green. Broadly ovate to broadly elliptic. Margin: serrate. Apex: apiculate. Base: attenuate. Venation pattern: pinnate. Texture of adaxial and abaxial surfaces: smooth, glabrous, quite glossy. 160mm l x 110mm w.