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 ‘Dandenong’ (Australian origin)

Bed K: Plant 10 Named after a mountain inAustralia, the sterile florets are pure white, contrasting with the central flowers which are strong violet (1.5 – 2m) UK Plant... Read more

macrophylla ‘Doctor Jean Varnier’

Bed K: Plant 07 A sport from Lanarth White, having a similar habit but pale pink lace-caps.  Hardy and very tolerant of dry conditions. (1.5m) UK Plant Finder: Last... Read more

macrophylla ‘Eternity’ (Irie; Ryoji, Kyoto, JP) 2004

Bed Z: Plant 06 Syn. You-me-two & RIE 02. A new cultivar characterized by broad upright habit, large dark-green leaves, flowers that are yellow-green and pink in colour, and... Read more