In this cultivar the sterile florets mature from pale pink to burgundy rose. It has lustrous reddish-purple leaf venation, petiole and stem color, and the foliage develops a red-purple fall color. The plant has high mildew resistance. Flowers for 5-10 weeks
It is the result of a controlled at theUniversityofGeorgia,Athens,Ga.and the Centre for Applied Nursery Research,Dearing,Ga. It originated from open-pollinated Hydrangea macrophylla `Otaksa` and one single plant was selected from 265 seedlings.
USPatent PP15175; 28/09/2004
Gardens found in 28 pre 2000 surveys DA
Gardens found in the 10 surveyed in 2010: DA HIL ESV NAN JCR
UK Plant Finder 2012 = 3 nursery