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Macrophylla Mopheads

Hydrangea macrophylla is native of China, Korea, and the Himalayas.  The original form Hydrangea 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 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