Hydrangea macrophylla ‘Générale Vicomtesse de Vibraye’ is a large shrub flowering on side shoots and terminal buds. The large flowerheads, when wet, can bend to the ground.
Inflorescence: Mophead, 150 x 200mm. Stems speckled with wine-red flecks. Very floriferous, with many small dense corymbs per shrub. The very compact mopheads comprise ray florets packed tightly against each other.
A cultivated hybrid from H. m. ‘Otaksa’ x H. m. ‘Rosea’.
Bred by Emile Mouillère, France, in 1909.
Zones: 6 to 9
Size: Large (to 2m).
Color in neutral soil:
Color in acidic soil with AI present:
Ray florets: 3 or 4 sepals, entire, tightly packed, overlapping. 30m 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. 160mm l x 105mm w.