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 ‘Zsasa’

macrophylla ‘Zsasa’

syn. macrophylla ‘Sasa’ A new black stemmed cultivar with compact habit and deep red flowers   Our plant obtained from a garden center in Cornwall in 2013 Read more

macrophylla ‘Aarburg’ (Haller 1973)

Bed U: Plant 17 Named after a castle inSwitzerland.  With well separated cherry-red florets on long stalks.  The flowers are sometimes hidden under the abundant foliage. UK Plant Finder:... Read more
macrophylla ‘Admiration’   (Cayeux 1934)

macrophylla ‘Admiration’ (Cayeux 1934)

Bed V: Plant 38 A strong growing plant with dark stems and dense heads of pink flowers tending towards red.  The sepals are often frimbriate and the undersides are... Read more