Ayesha produces large, mop-head flowers in early summer. They begin creamy-white and open to pale pink or blue depending upon the soil acidity or alkalinity. The individual petals are unusually cup-shaped. This is the only Hydrangea to have a light and delicate fragrance. A vigorous grower to 1.5m.
Acid Soils will produce blue flowers (you may need to add Hydrangea Blueing tonic – Aluminium sulphate – to maintain the colour in Canberra). Alkaline soils will produce pink, purple and red-coloured blooms. White flowers will always be white. All flowers mature and age to green. In winter prune each stem back to two plump buds. These Hydrangeas prefer morning sun to full shade and well composted, moist soil.