Hydrangea paniculata 'Levana' originated from an open-pollination of H. p. 'Barbara', as the seed parent, and an unknown H. p. variety as the pollen parent.
Inflorescence: Panicles, 120mm x 120mm across, opens white and remains white throughout the flowering period. Central 'eye' of the ray florets can open into a male flower with 4 petals, 12 stamens and perhaps one immature pistil.
Bred by Johan Possemiers, in Brecht, Belgium, in 2002. US patent granted to J. Possemiers in 2014.
Trade designation: H. p. BLONDE GALAXY
Zones: 3 to 9
Size: Large (to 2m).
Color in neutral soil:
Color in acidic soil with AI present:
White (no change)
Ray florets: 4 to 5 sepals, broadly elliptical to broadly ovate, entire, not overlapping, 48mm diam.
Leaves: Simple, opposite and deciduous. Mid-green with red petioles. Margin: serrate. Apex: short apiculate. Base: rounded to short attenuate. Venetian pattern: pinnate. Texture of adaxial and abaxial surfaces: pubescent. 95mm l x 60mm w.