Hydrangea macrophylla 'Jogasaki'

Hydrangea macrophylla 'Jogasaki'

Height

about 120 centimetres

Leaf
oval, dark green; serrated margin

Flowering
from June to September

Inflorescence
lacecap; diameter about 20 centimetres; numerous fertile flowers at the centre and sterile ones on the outside

Hydrangea macrophylla 'Jogasaki'
This is a recent Japanese cultivar, and one of the most interesting. It forms a compact bush; its branches, which are extremely robust, may become brown when they are adult. The leaves are a dark, intense green, and form a striking contrast with the pink flowers. The fertile florets are plentiful and closely packed; they are carried by short peduncles. The profuse sterile flowers consist of several layers of rounded sepals, and are carried by supple peduncles. Their colour, pale pink around the margins, tends to intensify at the centre. This plant does best in a shady site.