Hydrangea macrophylla ‘Mathilde Gütges’ is a compact shrub with deep green leaves and relatively large mophead flowers.
Inflorescence: Mophead with blue or pink corymbs up to 150mm across.
synonym: H. m. ‘Royal Purple’
Bred by August Steiniger, Germany, in 1946.
Zones: 6 to 9
Size: Small (to 1m).
Color in neutral soil:
Color in acidic soil with AI present:
Ray florets: 4 or 5 sepals, rounded or with slight serrations, overlapping, 45mm 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. 100mm l x 65mm w.