The mop-head and lacecaps of today descend from plants native to a small area in eastern Japan. They are long lived plants, easy to grow, thriving in shade, woodland gardens and near the coast, whilst they also thrive in shady spots. Their flowers range through green, white, pink, blue, red and purple. The flowers give a fine display from June until November. The traditional Hortensias (H. macrophylla), have two basic types of flowerheads.
LACECAPS are usually flat with small flowers without petals in the centre and showy flowers with petals on the outside.
MOP-HEADS have a ball of flowers at the end of the stems of the current seasons growth.
The Flower colour of Hydrangea macrophylla will vary with soil type and most will form round bushes between 1m and 3m tall.
*Please note the white and pale coloured flowered varieties will often burn if grown in full sun.
Pruning Hydrangea macrophylla varieties.
Remove dead heads in spring (late March/early April), and thin out weak and dead stems. You can thin the brown stems to get larger flowers. Do not prune in the autumn as the old flowers give some frost protection to young shoots in early spring. The brown flower heads also look great in winter when covered in frost. If you need to shorten the plant always cut above a bud.
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Dwarf Mop head with blue or pink flowers. Flower colour varies with soil pH.
Bi colour mop head with cream purple red edged dark purple flowers in summer. Flower colour varies with soil pH.
Large blue Mop head flowers in summer. Flower colour varies with soil pH.
Large rounded clusters of red flowers opening with green centres turning to red with age.
Medium Hydrangea with lilac-pink Mop head flowers in Summer.
Large clusters of red purple mop head flowers opening with white green centres and fringed edges.
Bright muti coloured blue Mop-head flowers with white edges. Flower colour will vary with soil type.
Delicate blue mop head flowers with jagged slightly white edges in summer.
Large clear pink to mauve blue Mop head flowers from summer to autumn.
Big beautiful long lasting dark burgundy red mop head flowers in summer.
Mop head with large pink balls of flowers on black stems .
Long lasting large blue Mop head flowers with black stems.
Flat bright lace-cap blue flowers on long stems.
Large flat wide lace-cap deep blue to indigo sterile florets surrounding tiny even deeper blue flowers.
Large flat wide lace-cap pink sterile florets surrounding tiny even deeper pink flowers.
A blue flowering mop head hydrangea.
Bi-colour hydrangea with clusters of fringed clusters of white flowers edged red deep pink in summer.
Mop head with white flowers fading to dark green and a red border on each petal.
Large rounded balls of single blue flowers continuously from June to the frosts.
Large rounded balls of single pink flowers continuously from June to the frosts.
A mop head with bicolour flowers in summer.
Soft pink serrated edged lace cap flowers in summer.
Bi colour mop head blue or pink flowers with white margins in summer.
Mop head hydrangea with large balls of white flowers on black stems.
Dark green reddish leaves with white balls of flowers and pink fringed edges.
Rounded Mop head flowers with green tinged buds opening to double white flowers.
A special hydrangea with unusual wavy edged hot pink flowers.
A mop head with unusual wavy edge intensive blue purple flowers.
Compact variety with curly blue mop-head flowers.
Lace-cap Hydrangea has fully double white sterile flowers.
Mop head hydrangea with long lasting very deep dark purple flowers.
Large white then pale pink turning to deep pink lace cap flowers in summer.
Green leaves tinged bronze and flat lace-cap flowers white with a pink edge.
Pale blue or pink mop head flowers in summer.
Double pink lace cap flowers from late spring to early autumn.
Bright green leaves margined red with bright red balls of flowers.
Large double pink filled mop head flowers in summer.
Large rounded clusters of light blue flowers opening with cream green centres turning to blue.
Large rounded clusters of pink flowers opening with cream pink centres turning to pink.
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Flat clusters of pure white lace-cap flowers with fringed edges on strong stems.
Also called Hydrangea macrophylla Gentian Dome is a deep blue purple mop head hydrangea.
Flat double light blue or lilac pink dark purplish pink flowers.
Large double pink Mop head flowers. Flowers can be blue on acid soils.
Bi-colour blue or pink and white flowers.
Pink or blue lace-cap flowers in summer.
Flowers are green to blue opening looking like a lace cap with sterile flowers on the edge. Then fill out to double flowers creating a mop head.
Flowers are green to pink opening looking like a lace cap with sterile flowers on the edge. Then fill out to double flowers creating a mop head.
Flat lace-cap fuchsia pink toned flowers with fringed edges.
Mop head flowers are pink and if grown on an acid soil will be mauve to purple.
Double row of large blue lace cap flowers in summer.
Very large intensive pink coloured lace cap flowers in summer.
Large intensive purple coloured lace cap flowers.
A lace cap hydrangea with bright rose to deep pink flat flower heads in summer.
A bi coloured hydrangea with pink green mop head flowers in summer.
A bi coloured hydrangea with purple green mop head flowers in summer.
Large green flowers turn dark red from the outer edge of the petals
Large white lace-cap flowers made up of double star like sterile florets.
Bi-colour Hydrangea with deep pink red flowers edged white in summer.
Flowers are concave usually pink and on acid soil produce many blue flowers.
Mop head flowers pale pink in shade on a neutral or alkaline soil but darker shade. On acid soil flowers are violet in shade and aubergine purple in full sun.
A white lace cap flowering hydrangea.
Multi coloured Mop-head flowers are initially green opening pale blue to pink changing to green then red.
Small flowers are pink on alkaline soil and varying shades of blue to deep purple on acid soils.
Large clusters of mop head white flowers in summer.
Large balls of slender pink flowers from July to September.
Beautiful lace cap pale blue or pink flowers from July to August.
Large flat pinkish white lace cap flowers from July to September.
Rich clear blue Mop head flowers.
Beautiful slightly rounded double blue flowers in summer.
Bright carmine red Mop head flowers in summer.
Lace-cap flowers with vivid red outer florets and inside a mixture of smaller pink flowers.
Lace-cap flowers with vivid purple blue outer florets and inside a mixture of smaller lilac blue flowers.
Dark green leaves with rose pink Mop head flowers.
Large clusters of rounded pink flowers with cream white centres and fringed edges.
Round balls of flowers streaked with pink and white becoming more pink by the end of the summer.
Clusters of flat lace-cap bright red flowers opening with green centres turning red with age.
Dark green leaves with pink-blue, surrounded by white, lace-cap flowers.
Beautiful variegated variety with large pink or blue flushed white lace cap flowers.
Large balls of rich red to deep pink Mop head flowers turning mottled.
White lace-cap flowers with pink or blue centres depending upon soil type.
An elegant variegated hydrangea with lace cap flowers from July to September.
A Mop head with double blush pink flowers turning to rose pink.
Bi-coloured lace-cap flowers with sterile florets opening to white with pink margins and centres turning soft pink.
Dark green leaves and white-pink Mop head flowers in summer.
A Mop head with large balls of delicate pink flowers in summer.
Large balls of spectacular flowers green with bluish purple spots to a deep green.
Large balls of spectacular flowers green with pinkish purple spots to a deep green.
A beautiful strong dark red mop head hydrangea becoming more saturated with colour throughout the season.
Deep bluer than blue mop head flowers in summer. Needs aluminium sulphate to attain intense colour.
Firm bubble gum pink ruffled mop head flowers in summer changing to petrol green. Good for cut flowers.
A mop head variety with frilly white flowers edged slightly pink red in summer.
Long lasting multi coloured mop head flowers changing to green shades in summer. Good for cut flowers.
Mop head flowers open a pale green turning darker green with blue centres according to soil type.
Mop head flowers open a pale green turning darker green with pink centres according to soil type.
Red mop head flowers with a greenish tint in summer changing colour as the season continues.
Beautiful white mop head flowers edged with red in summer changing colour as the season progresses.
Soft green mop head flowers changing to darker shades of green as the season continues. Good for cut flowers.
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