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 ‘Sunset’

Bed Y: Plant 06 Mauve fertile florets surrounded by large clear deep pinky-red sterile florets with narrow sepals (description ofDerbyplants) UK Plant Finder: Last listed in 2009 Read more

macrophylla ‘Taube’ (Wadenswil 1979)

Bed Q: Plant 24 & Bed W: Plant 31 syn. Teller Pink A compact robust lace-cap.  Fertile florets pale mauve surrounded by large cloudy pink (or blue) sterile florets. ... Read more

macrophylla ‘Teller Rosa’

Bed Z: Plant 21 (Syn. Rose) Fertile florets mauve, almost obscured by the large pinkish mauve sterile sepals that have a bluish centre when young. (Description ofDerbyplants) UK Plant... Read more