Hydrangea macrophylla Regula
Hydrangea macrophylla Regula
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Hydrangea macrophylla Sensation
Hydrangea macrophylla Sensation
November 26, 2018

Hydrangea macrophylla Rotdrossel


Hydrangea macrophylla ‘Rotdrossel’ 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.

synonyms: ‘Red Wing’, ‘Teller Red’

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

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.

The photo 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.

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.