Hydrangea macrophylla 'Tricolor' (Variegata)

Hydrangea macrophylla 'Tricolor' (Variegata)

Height

reaches about 200 centimetres

Leaf
elliptical, acuminate; serrated margin

Flowering
July-August

Inflorescence
lacecap; 18 to 20 centimetres wide

Hydrangea macrophylla 'Tricolor' (Variegata)
This hydrangea comes from Thailand and has a profuse flowering; sometimes it is incorrectly called 'Quadricolor'.
There is an attractive contrast between the deep lilac of the fertile flowers and the pale pink of the sterile ones, which are made up of four non-overlapping sepals. The characteristic feature of this hydrangea is its superb foliage: green, variegated with silver and cream on the margins. It is an arresting shrub, suitable to be planted as an isolated individual.