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 ‘Komochiana Sezuka’

macrophylla ‘Komochiana Sezuka’

Bed J: Plant 19 Fertile florets deep blue, surrounded by pink or blue sterile florets that have three or four sepals with white edges. UK Plant Finder: Not listed Read more

macrophylla ‘Kuro-Hime’ (Yamamoto, Japan)

Bed V: Plant 12 Syn.. Black Princess A small plant (less than 1m) with small lacecap flowers, usually purplish-pink in colour.  Only a few ray florets, but charming. UK... Read more

macrophylla ‘Lady in Red’ (Michael A. Watkinsville)

Bed C: Plant 09 In this cultivar the sterile florets mature from pale pink to burgundy rose. It has lustrous reddish-purple leaf venation, petiole and stem color, and the... Read more