We began growing this Michael Haworth-Booth selection several years ago and I can tell you it blooms very reliably year after year with super bud hardiness and picture perfect blooms. Miranda has a similar shape and habit to many of the other hydrangeas in the Serrata family but blooms really stand out - literally - blooms sit on top of the foliage with long stems. Foliage is a medium green that resists mildew and water spots. Best feature of this dainty princess is the pale striping in the blooms. Bred in UK before 1980.