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 ‘Gimpel’ (Wadenswil, Switzerland 1987)

Bed X: Plant 08 syn. Bullfinch A mid season variety needing some protection.  A strong but compact plant with upright habit, and dark rose-pink florets, sometimes also protruding  amongst... Read more

macrophylla ‘Grants Choice’

Bed Y: Plant 05 Named after the senior head gardener at the Graywood Hill Garden in England.  Sepals starting out cream the turning pale pinky-lilac fading to white at... Read more

macrophylla ‘Great Other’

Bed D: Plant 20 The sterile florets have sepals with narrow bases that do not overlap.  They are white with a faint pink flush towards the edge. Gardens found... Read more