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 ‘Adria’   (A. Steiniger 1957)

macrophylla ‘Adria’ (A. Steiniger 1957)

Bed W: Plant 47 & Bed W: Plant 25 A compact plant up to 1m.  On acid soils the flowers start out a fine blue although they fade as... Read more

macrophylla ‘All Summer Beauty’ (USA)

Bed X: Plant 15 A medium growing plant which is best in some shade.  Free-flowering pink or a lovely blue on acid soils, this variety can flower on the... Read more

macrophylla ‘Alpen Glow’ (Brugger 1950)

Bed D: Plant 14 (Syn. Alpengluhen; & Glowing Embers) A medium sized cultivar with a long flowering season.  It has good sized spherical mophead of rich rose-red on slightly acid soil... Read more