Heinrich Seidel -supplied from Burncoose in March 1998
Flower on young pot plant, on
10 September 2005
Heinrich Seidel has the reputation of being one of the most reliably red mophead hydrangeas, but our plant has not shown even pink coloration since it was planted in the garden.
In pots we can get a good clear pink, but in neutral to mildly acid ground this variety seems no more persistently red than other sorts.
It is characterised by a close-packed head of sterile flowers that push against each other, resulting in a rather ragged domed head.
The foliage is unusually thick and puckered (rugose) and readily takes reddish tints.
In pot, 12 September 1998
Foliage, 12 September 2005