Hydrangea macrophylla ‘Sidastell’ is a medium-sized shrub with particularly large flowerheads. The spectacular florets consist of deep pink sepals with a red edge. Growing to only 1.25m, this modest shrub has delicate, sophisticated flowers which will attract much attention in your garden. This is an exceptionally beautiful hydrangea, worthy of a place in any hydrangea collection.
This shrub is not easily available in the trade in southern British Columbia, Canada, but if you can find it, buy it!
Inflorescence: Mophead, 140mm across, with deep pink florets.
Introduced by Daniel van der Spek of Sidaco Nursery, Nootdorp, Netherlands in 2002.
Synonym: H. m. ‘Stella’ (Dutch Ladies™ Series).
Zones: 6 to 9
Size: Medium (to 1.25m).
Color in neutral soil:
Deep pink with red edge.
Color in acidic soil with AI present:
Blue with blue edge.
Ray florets: 4 sepals, serrated, overlapping, undulating and curving inwards, 40mm diam.
Leaves: Simple, opposite and deciduous. Dark green. Broadly ovate to broadly elliptic. Margin: serrate. Apex: apiculate. Base: attenuate. Venation pattern: pinnate, heavily veined. Texture of adaxial and abaxial surfaces: smooth, glabrous, moderately glossy. 120mm l x 90mm w.