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HYDRANGEA macrophylla 'Ayesha'
Bigleaf Hydrangea, French Hydrangea


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:: Hydrangeacea :: HYDRANGEA :: macrophylla :: 'Ayesha'
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Very original, fragrant variety, the only one to have flowers with petals spoon-shaped.


The color of the flowers is very dependent on the pH and the composition of the soil. The more the soil is acidic and in the presence of aluminum (sulphate of alumina, shale), the more the flowers will be purple to bluish. Do not fertilize after early July in order to non-woody branched in October.

This old variety of Japanese origin is given to be a mutation of 'Sir Joseph Banks' (1950). Hydrangea of great development, with inflorescences in balls of fragrant pink flowers, mauve or blue with curved petals, resembling lilac flowers, appearing on the wood of the previous year.

  • Uses: Shrub beds, mixed hedges

Global caracteristics:

  • Type of foliage: deciduous
  • Habit: round
  • Height: 1.80 m x 1.50 m (6 ft x 5 ft)
  • Growth: fast
  • Flowering period: August-September

Shape and colours:

  • Foliage shape: oval serrated
  • Foliage colour: dark green
  • Foliage colour in autumn: yellow
  • Flowers shape: mophead
  • Flowers colour: mauve


  • Soil type: little limestone and not too arid
  • Exposure: sun, part-shade
  • Hardiness: - 15 °C (5 °F - USDA zone 7b)