Hydrangea macrophylla Gartenbaudirektor Kühnert
Hydrangea macrophylla
‘Gartenbaudirektor Kühnert’
November 28, 2018
Hydrangea macrophylla Gertrud Glahn
Hydrangea macrophylla
‘Gertrud Glahn’
November 28, 2018

Hydrangea macrophylla
'Générale Vicomtesse de Vibraye'


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:
Light blue

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.