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 ‘Veichii’ (Japan around 1861)

Bed Y: Plant 02 & Bed C: Plant 26 AGM 1992 Flower colour: Outer petals pure white, centre fertile flowers blue.   A rather large bush, covered in white lace... Read more

macrophylla ‘Yoe-no-amacha’

Bed V: Plant 21 Twice double flowers that are bright pink. (description of Derby plants) UK Plant Finder: Not listed. Read more

macrophylla ‘Yvonne Cayeux’ (Cayeux 1920)

Bed Z: Plant 13 A dwarf shrub, somewhat tender so best grown as a pot plant. The medium sized lacecap flowers are generally rose-pink.  1m UK Plant Finder: Last listed... Read more