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Hydrangea macrophylla 'Harlequin'


Hydrangea macrophylla ‘Harlequin’ has striking and unusual bicoloured flowers on strong stems.

Inflorescence: Mophead, 140mm across. The flower is intolerant of full sun. White picoted edges surround each deep pink sepal.

synonyms: ‘Sensation 75’, ‘Bicolor’, ‘Monrey’, BUTTONS ‘N’ BOWS USPP11,405, 'Harlekijn'

Bred by August Steiniger, Germany, in 1957.

Zones: 6 to 9

Size: Medium (to 1m).

Color in neutral soil:
Deep pink with white margins

Color in acidic soil with AI present:
Blue with white margins

Ray florets: 4 sepals, serrated. Pink with white margins, 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. 120mm l x 65mm w.