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Hydrangea macrophylla 'Red Sensation' USPP 18,197


Hydrangea macrophylla ‘Red Sensation’ can be grown in the ground or in pots. Remains compact with minimal pruning. Well branched and bushy, it sets masses of flowers on a slender rounded and neat compact shrub. The blooms are relatively large, tightly packed with ray florets and long-lasting. After the first wave of flowers fade, deadheading will promote a second wave of flowers. A naturally occurring branch mutation of H. m. ‘Early Sensation’.

Inflorescence: Large rosy-red mophead flowers, 180mm across. Blooms open as an attractive shade of lime green, turn to rosy-red then fade to purple late in the season.

Bred by Gert van Buren, Hillegom, The Netherlands, in 2001.

Patented 2006 by Witteman & Co., The Netherlands.

Trade designation: H. m. Next Generation series™ ‘Red Sensation’ (Ball Ornamentals).

Zones: 6 to 9

Size: Small (to 1m).

Color in neutral soil:

Color in acidic soil with AI present:

Ray florets: 4 sepals, rounded, entire or with slight serrations, overlapping, 45mm diam. Often with an open ‘eye’.

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 90mm w.