Hydrangea macrophylla ‘Kardinal’ is a strong growing shrub. At its best when grown as a ‘red’.
Inflorescence: A rich red-coloured lacecap, 170mm across. Fertile flowers are purplish pink surrounded by dark red ray florets.
synonyms: Sometimes referred to as H. m. Teller Series 'Kardinal’. Not to be confused with H. m. ‘Cardinal Red’.
Bred by Federal Research Inst for Hort., Wädenswil, Switzerland in 1987.
Zones: 6 to 9
Size: Medium (to 1.5m).
Color in neutral soil:
Deep rich pink.
Color in acidic soil with AI present:
Ray florets: 4 or 5 sepals, entire, rounded, overlapping, 60mm diam. Arranged in a double ring.
Leaves: Dark glossy green leaves, 150mm l x 120mm w.