Hydrangea macrophylla ‘Madame Emile Mouillère’ has been tested over time; introduced in 1909, it remains one of the best white mopheads.
Inflorescence: Mophead, 130mm diam. Flowers open white and age to pale pink or lime green. Suitable for drying.
Bred by Emile Mouillère, France, 1909.
Parentage: H. m. 'Mariesii Grandiflora' × H. m. 'Rosea'.
Synonyms: ‘Sedgewick’s White’, ‘Jumbo’, ‘Tornado’.
Zones: 6 to 9
Size: Large (to 2m).
Color in neutral soil:
Color in acidic soil with AI present:
White (no change)
Ray florets: 4 or 5 sepals, serrated, overlapping, 40mm 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. 120mm l x 75mm w.