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HYDRANGEA macrophylla 'Merveille Sanguine'


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:: Hydrangeaceae :: HYDRANGEA :: macrophylla :: 'Merveille Sanguine'
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Main asset

Purple foliage, regular red ball-shaped inflorescences of sterile flowers, historical variety of good vigor and average height (1.50 m).


Flowering on the wood of the previous year, do not prune the new shoots after mid-July.

This variety of medium size was selected by Henri Cayeux (Le Havre) in 1936. It is a mutation of 'Merveille' (1927), with purple foliage and red ball-shaped inflorescences, rare colors in Hydrangea explaining its success still actual.

  • Uses: Shrub beds, pots, terrace boxes

Global caracteristics:

  • Type of foliage: deciduous
  • Habit: round
  • Height: 1.5 m x 1.5 m (4.5 ft x 4.5 ft)
  • Growth: medium
  • Flowering period: July to September

Shape and colours:

  • Foliage shape: oval serrated
  • Foliage colour: purple
  • Foliage colour in autumn: purple
  • Flowers shape: mophead
  • Flowers colour: red


  • Soil type: drained, not too much calcereous
  • Exposure: part-shade
  • Hardiness: - 20 °C (-4 °F - USDA zone 6b)