Hydrangea macrophylla ‘Miss Saori’ is a worthy winner of the prestigious Chelsea Flower Show Plant Of The Year 2014 award. The amazing double picotée flowers are white at the centre and have a deep rose-pink margin. Burgundy foliage adds interest in the autumn. A floriferous small shrub suitable for growing in a container. It also makes a good cut flower.
To grow these shrubs to their best, see our cultivation, pruning and propagation pages.
Inflorescence: Mophead, 140mm across, with a mass of double ray florets giving the flower heads a delicate, frothy appearance.
Bred by Ryoji Irie, Kyoto, Japan, in 2013.
Zones: 6 to 9
Size: Small (to 1m).
Color in neutral soil:
White with rose-pink edges
Color in acidic soil with AI present:
White with rose-pink edges (no change)
Ray florets: Multiple sepals, perhaps up to 15 arranged in a whorl, rounded or slightly acuminate, overlapping, 45mm diam. 50m 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. 180mm l x 100mm w.