Species - macrophylla – Mopheads

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 mostley small fertile florets surounded by a few of the larger sterile florets. However, intensive breeding programs soon produced improved lacecap cultivars and cultivars with very few or no fertile florets.  The result of this, is a change in the flower shape from flat to large globe shaped flower heads.  This is the typical Mophead Hydrangea also called Hydrangea ‘Hortensis’

macrophylla ‘La France’

macrophylla ‘La France’

Bed E: Plant 13 Large heads of dull pink or blue flowers. ( Photo to follow) UK Plant Finder 2012 = 8 Nurseries Read more
macrophylla ‘Magical Amethyst’   (Kolster, Boskoop, NL)

macrophylla ‘Magical Amethyst’ (Kolster, Boskoop, NL)

Bed D: Plant 07  Syn.. Hokoamethyst A new and distinct cultivar characterized by its broadly upright plant habit; strong erect stems; relatively small leaves; and mophead-type inflorescences with red... Read more

macrophylla ‘Rose Bouquet’ (Emile Lemoine 1907)

Flowers up to 16cm wide with closely grouped pom-poms of sterile florets.  Pink or clear violet on acid soil.  On alkaline soil it is cream washed with pink turning... Read more