Syn.. Pink Shira™’
A new and distinct cultivar characterized by its relatively compact, upright and mounded plant habit; strong and sturdy stems; and large hemispherical inflorescences with numerous light red purple-coloured sterile flowers that emerge green, become infused with red and turn rich pink or lavender –purple on acid soils. It is a naturally-occurring whole plant mutation of an unnamed selection of Hydrangea macrophylla. The new Hydrangea was discovered and selected by the Inventor in 1998.
USPatent PP20595, December 22, 2009
UK Plant Finder 2012: Not listed. (www.gardencrossings.acom)