Hydrangea macrophylla ssp. serrata Blue Bird
Hydrangea macrophylla ssp. serrata Blue Bird
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Hydrangea macrophylla ssp. serrata Diadem
Hydrangea macrophylla ssp. serrata Diadem
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Hydrangea macrophylla ssp. serrata Blue Deckle

 

Hydrangea macrophylla ssp. serrata ‘Blue Deckle’ is a compact shrub, with prolific flowering from July to September. Towards the end of the flowering season the flower heads turn greyish-green, with the sepals inverting and the underside turning to lilac-purple, giving a remarkable iridescent effect. Commences flowering in July and still produces an excellent display in September.

Whether grown as a ‘blue’ or as a ‘pink’, Hydrangea macrophylla ssp. serrata ‘Blue Deckle’ gives a magnificent and colourful display throughout the flowering season.

Inflorescence: Lacecap, 100mm across. The flowers are composed of numerous sepals, most of which are serrated, although some entire ones are present. The fertile flowers are a deeper colour than the surrounding ray florets.


Introduced by Michael Haworth-Booth, UK, before 1970.


Zones: 6 to 9

Size: Medium (to 1.25m).



Color in neutral soil:
Pale pink

Color in acidic soil with AI present:
Pale blue


Ray florets: 5-6 sepals, slightly serrated, overlapping, 30mm across.

Leaves: Simple, opposite and deciduous. Broadly ovate to elliptic. Margin: serrate. Apex: acute. Base: obtuse. Venation pattern: penninerved. Texture of adaxial and abaxial surfaces: glabrous on both surfaces, matte on the upper surface. Size: 150mm l x 75mm w.

English