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 ‘Shamrock’ (Tetsu Hirasawa)

Bed D: Plant 15 Free flowering, with large pink, double sterile florets, that darken with age to red, or violet or multicoloured on acid soils.  It originated from an... Read more

macrophylla ‘Sheila’ (D.Van der Spek 2002)

Bed X: Plant 12 Syn. Sidashe Dutch Ladies Series A new and distinct cultivar characterized by pink flowers with dark pink margins and a creamy white centre.  It naturally... Read more
macrophylla ‘Snow‘

macrophylla ‘Snow‘

Bed U: Plant 16 A sport from ‘Libelle’ It is similar, but has more sterile florets which almost conceal the small fertile flowers. The flattish white mop-heads are freely... Read more