A new and distinct cultivar characterized by its upright and mounded plant habit; strong roots and stems; strong and dark green-coloured leaves that are dark yellow and purple-variegated in the autumn; and large mophead-type inflorescences with pink and red purple bi-coloured flowers. It is a naturally-occurring branch mutation of Hydrangea macrophylla ‘Pink Candy’. It was discovered and selected by the Inventor in April, 2000 from within a population of plantsof the parent cultivar in a controlled environment in Honjo-shi,Saitama Prefecture,Japan.
US patent PP20140, June 30, 2009
Gardens found in 28 pre 2000 surveys Arboretum Kalmthout (2000) & Van Paddenburg Amersfoort (2002)
UK Plant Finder 2012: Not listed.