Named after the French astronaut ‘Claudie Andre-Deshays’
A distinct cultivar characterized by its upright and outwardly spreading plant habit; glossy foliage; inflorescences held upright and outward on strong stems; lace-cap type inflorescences; and numerous fertile flowers per inflorescence Appearance of stars in the night, rich blue starry florets orbit deep blue fertile florets
It originated from a cross-pollination during the spring of 1997 of a unnamed selection of Hydrangea macrophylla, as the female, or seed, parent with an unknown selection of Hydrangea macrophylla, as the male, or pollen, parent.
USPatent PP15968: 20/09/2005
Gardens found in the 10 surveyed in 2010: AA NAN
UK Plant Finder 2012: Not listed. www.bigdipperfarm.com )