Species - macrophylla – Lacecaps

Hydrangea macrophylla is native of China, Korea, and the Himalayas.  The original form; H.macrophylla var.normalis has broad leaves and lacecap flower heads with mostly small fertile florets surrounded by a few of the larger sterile florets. However, intensive breeding programs soon produced improved lacecap cultivars with many more and larger sterile florets and in a wider range of hues.

macrophylla ‘Hidcote Pink’ (Thoby)

Bed V: Plant 55 White edged pink sterile florets surrounding mauve fertile flowers. (Description ofDerbyplants) UK Plant Finder: Not listed Read more

macrophylla ‘Izu-no-hana’ (Hisashi Iida, Japan 1990)

Bed V: Plant 45 An unusual somewhat lax plant retaining its leaves well into the autumn.  The relatively few double sterile florets are on long pedicels, surrounding the central... Read more
macrophylla ‘James Grant’

macrophylla ‘James Grant’

Bed X: Plant 17 A Pink or Blue Lacecap with large flower heads.  The overlapping sterile sepals have smooth edges UK Plant Finder: Not listed. Read more