Hydrangea macrophylla Regula
Hydrangea macrophylla
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Hydrangea macrophylla 'Rotdrossel'

The photo above is of a two-year-old plant still getting established..

Twelve months later, with its roots now fully developed and capable of absorbing aluminium from our slightly acidic soil, the flower colour has changed to a reddish-purple.


Hydrangea macrophylla ‘Rotdrossel’ (Teller Series) is one of our top hydrangeas due to its intensely coloured lacecap flowerheads in either dark red or purple.

Inflorescence: Lacecap with large flowerheads,190mm across, brilliant dark red to purple-red.

Bred by the Federal Research Institute for Horticulture, Wädenswil, Switzerland, in 1987.

Synonyms: H. m. ‘Red Wing’, ‘Teller Red’

Zones: 6 to 9

Size: Large (to 2m).

Color in neutral soil:
Dark red

Color in acidic soil with AI present:

Ray florets: 4 large sepals, slightly dentate. 70mm 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. 170mm l x 160mm w.