Hydrangea macrophylla MAGICAL™ AMETHYST was originally bred for its strong-stemmed cut flowers and relatively small leaves.
Inflorescence: Mophead, 130mm across. The flowers open as pink with lime green markings and age to deep green.
Bred by Peter R. Kolster and Cornelis P. Eveleens of Kolster Holding BV, Boskoop, The Netherlands. The "Magical™ Series" appears to be marketed in North America under the trademark "Everlasting™"
Trade designations: H. m. EVERLASTING™ AMETHYST, MAGICAL™ AMETHYST..
Zones: 6 to 9
Size: Small (to 1m).
Color in neutral soil:
Pink and lime green
Color in acidic soil with AI present:
Pink and lime green (no change)
Ray florets: 4-6 sepals, serrated, overlapping, pink with a pink eye, 35mm diam.
Leaves: Simple, opposite and deciduous. Broadly ovate to broadly apiculate. Margin: serrate. Apex: apiculate. Base: rounded to slightly reniform. Venation pattern: pinnate. Texture of adaxial and abaxial surfaces: smooth, glabrous, moderately glossy. 120mm l x 80mm w.