Hydrangea macrophylla ‘Merritt’s Beauty’ is a low-growing compact shrub with large pink or mid-blue mophead flowers.
Inflorescence: Mophead, 170mm across, with dense clusters of large sepals.
Bred by Joseph S. Merritt at Louisiana Nurseries, USA, in the 1920s.
Zones: 6 to 9
Size: Medium (to 1m).
Color in neutral soil:
Color in acidic soil with AI present:
Ray florets: 4-6 sepals, serrated, overlapping, 65mm 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. 150mm l x 120mm w.