Hydrangea macrophylla 'Monrey’ is notable for its bicoloured flowers which open as pale green but mature to pink edged in white. Lustrous, dark green leaves turn light burgundy in autumn. It is a compact deciduous shrub with a rounded habit. Great for containers and foreground plantings.
Inflorescence: Mophead, 140mm across, all florets display open complete flowers.
Bred by William B. Usrey, Dayton, Oregon, in 1992. Introduced and patented by Monrovia, California, USA, in June, 2006.
Trade designation: BUTTONS 'N BOWS. Virtually identical to H. m. ‘Harlequin’.
Zones: 6 to 9
Size: Medium (to 1.25m).
Color in neutral soil:
Pink with white margins
Color in acidic soil with AI present:
Pale blue with white margins
Ray florets: 4 sepals, entire, overlapping, 35mm diam.
Leaves: Simple, opposite and deciduous. Dark green. Broadly ovate to broadly eeliptic. Margin: serrate. Apex: apiculate. Base attenuate. Venation pattern: pinnate. 120mm l x 65mm w.