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Kompeito * (L) (Ichie; Toyokazu, Kakegawa-city, Shizuoka, JP) 2009
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A new cultivar of Hydrangea macrophylla named ‘Kompeito’ that is characterized by its re-blooming habit with inflorescences produced from early summer until fall with removal of spent blooms, its consistently well formed, large sized, lacecap type inflorescences with a mass of fertile flowers surrounded by large double flowers on long petioles and smaller double flowers with sepals having white margins and centres that are blue to pink in colour depending on soil acidity and aluminium uptake, its compact growth habit, and its hardiness.  originated from a cross made in the inventor’s nursery in June 1999 inShizuoka,Japanbetween two unpatented proprietary selections of Hydrangea macrophylla; the female parent designated as H3-133 and the male parent designated as H1-101.

USPatent PP20998, May 18, 2010

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