This Hydrangea has much smaller than normal petals. The petals are cupped in shape and have a slightly waxy feel to them. It is just coming in to bloom now. It is Summer time here in New Zealand. Does any one know if it is a specific variety type and what is the variety named.
Thank you both for your assistance. Singh45, close but the colour not correct. Pretty wonderful to have an answer from India.
Growin, you have identified it 100%. It came as a tiny plant and was a gift from a relative's garden. She could not remember it's name and I did try to identify it on the web I had no luck. Once again thank you.
Be careful about using flower color as an identification feature with H. macrophylla cultivars--the flower color varies depending on soil pH so you can't necessarily rely on flower color matching a particular picture. I agree in this case that it's not 'Blushing Bride' based on the shape of the flowers and I feel that 'Ayesha' looks like a much better match, but wanted to point that out if you are ever trying to ID other hydrangeas.
Yes, I know what you mean about soil pH.
I was basing my acceptance of Growin's sugestion due to petal shape and texture of petals. You mention waxiness of foliage... I had not taken foliage texture into account.