Hydrangea macrophylla ‘Libelle’ is a strong grower, reaching to 1.5m in height, but can suffer from late frosts.
Inflorescence: Lacecap with ray florets in and around the fertile flowers.
synonym: ‘Teller White’, ‘Dragon Fly’
Bred by the Federal Research Institute for Horticulture, Wädenswil, Switzerland, in 1964.
Zones: 6 to 9
Size: Medium (to 1.5m).
Color in neutral soil:
White sterile flowers with pink fertile flowers
Color in acidic soil with AI present:
White sterile flowers with deep blue fertile flowers
Ray florets: 3-5 sepals, serrated, overlapping, with central eye pink or deep blue. 60mm 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, size 160mm l x 100mm w.