Deutzia ×elegantissima (Lemoine) Rehder

Erect shrub to over 1m tall. Leaves more or less ovate, the margins with irregular but sharp teeth. Hairs with 4-6 rays on lower surface. Flowers pink; late spring, early summer.

Probably a hybrid of D. purpurascens with D. crenata or D. scabra.

D. ×hybrida Lemoine is a group of cultivars raised by Lemoine and released between 1925 and 1936; it is a different plant but has similar flower colouring and distinctive wavy-edged petals. (D. longifolia Franch. × ?D. discolor Hemsl.). Hybrid selections include 'Rosea Plena' ['Pink Pompon'] which has double pink flowers, and 'Magicien' ['Magician'] which has petals with white margins. D. compacta Craib, a shrub to over 1m tall, is only known in cultivation and has lanceolate to oblanceolate leaves 5-6 cm long, with elongated tips and fine-toothed margins. The summer flowers are in broad, more or less flat-topped clusters and have distinctive round petals. Possibly synonymous with D. corymbosa R. Br. and generally grown as the cultivar 'Lavender Time' which has flowers pale purple at first.

Garden origin.

Source: Spencer, R. (2002). Hydrangeaceae. In: Spencer, R.. Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 3. Flowering plants. Dicotyledons. Part 2. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press.

Deutzia ×elegantissima 'Rosealind'

Flowers a deep carmine-pink. Raised by Slieve Donard Nsy, Newry, Co. Down, Ireland.

kingdom Plantae
phylum   Tracheophyta
class    Magnoliopsida
superorder     Asteranae
order      Cornales
family       Hydrangeaceae
genus        Deutzia Thunb.