Want to know the name of this bushy plant with wide leaves and white and pale pink flowers
Please, help me to find the name of this shrub, which white and pale pink flowers attract butterflies. Small flowers are gathered into bunches. An each flower has four petals, which curled inside like a kitchen spoon or a soup ladle. The foliage of the plant is bright green and the leaves are quite wide.
It was flowering in June.
Thank you for any suggestions on this plant identification.
This is Hydrangea macrophylla Ayesha aka Hovaria® Hopcorn, or Bigleaf Hydrangea, French Hydrangea, Mophead ‘Hopcorn’. It is an interesting Hydrangea variety. For sure, Hovaria ‘Hopcorn’ makes you think about popcorn. ‘Hopcorn’ has pink flowers which can turn blue when an aluminum treatment has been applied in combination with growing the plant in acid soil.
Why it was called Hopcorn? Hydrangea cultivar ‘Hopcorn’ has been asexually reproduced repeatedly by vegetative cuttings in Huissen, The Netherlands over a five-year period by the Hofstede. The name Hofstede, and popcorn looking flowers gave the name ‘Hopcorn’.
Hovaria® Hopcorn originated from a naturally occurring mutation of the hydrangea cultivar ‘Mathilde Gutges’ found in 1998 in Huissen, The Netherlands. The flowers of the mutant plant had smaller sepals and each sepal was cupped, unlike the normal flat sepals of the mutation parent plant.
This plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed.