Hydrangea macrophylla 'Hortmoc' has many bright pink, cupped florets making up the sturdy mop head blooms held on strong green stems. Originally bred in the Netherlands for the cut flower trade.
Inflorescence: Mophead, 90mm across. The flowers open as bright pink and age to a darker pink with creamy edges.
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™ OCEAN, MAGICAL™ OCEAN.
Zones: 6 to 9
Size: Medium (to 1.5m).
Color in neutral soil:
Pink and cream
Color in acidic soil with AI present:
Pink and cream (no change)
Ray florets: 4 sepals, serrated, overlapping, 35mm 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. Deep green. 120mm l x 95mm w.