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Hydrangea macrophylla

The mop-head and lace-caps 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.

  • LACE-CAPS 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. 

Flower colour of Hydrangea macrophylla varieties 

  • The flowers of the pink Hydrangea macrophylla varieties will usually go blue in acid soils, but stay pink in alkaline soils. Blue flowers will only remain blue if the soil is acid and there is sufficient Aluminium Sulphate in the compost or soil in your garden, if the soil is alkaline the flowers will be pink. White varieties do not change colour with the soil. 
  • If you purchase a Hydrangea macrophylla with blue or pink in its name, on the nursery we have grown the blue ones in an acid compost and the pink ones in a neutral compost. The blue one will also have Aluminium Sulphate added to the compost. As soon as the Hydrangeas are re potted or planted in your garden the colour of the flowers may change depending upon the pH (acidity) of the soil.
  • If you use a Peat free compost for blue varieties they will almost certainly come out pink.
  • The technical explanation - the blue colour of Hydrangea macrophylla flowers is determined by the presence of an Anthrocynin Delphinidin 3 - Monoglucoside. The blue colour is caused by the binding of Aluminium Sulphate with the Anthrocynin. This happens under acid soil conditions. 

*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. 

*Please note any hydrangeas with no add to cart button unless otherwise stated are currently out of stock or are only available in limited numbers. Please contact us to check availability 01622 833218 thank you.

As we are a growing, working nursery please note all our hydrangea plants will be dispatched for delivery either with or without flowers on at time of order. 
 


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Hydrangea macrophylla Adria (H)

Dwarf Mop head with blue or pink flowers. Flower colour varies with soil pH.

Hydrangea macrophylla Adria (H) Large Specimen Plant

Dwarf Mop head with blue or pink flowers. Flower colour varies with soil pH.

Hydrangea macrophylla Adula = H211901 (PBR) (H) Lilac

Bi colour mop head with cream purple red edged dark purple flowers in summer. Flower colour varies with soil pH.

Hydrangea macrophylla Amour Toujours (H)

Large rounded clusters of red flowers opening with green centres turning to red with age. 

Hydrangea macrophylla Ayesha (H)

Medium Hydrangea with lilac-pink Mop head flowers in Summer.

Hydrangea macrophylla Ayesha (H) Large Specimen Plant

Medium hydrangea with lilac-pink mop head flowers in Summer.

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Hydrangea macrophylla Baron Pourpre (H)

Large clusters of red purple mop head flowers opening with white green centres and fringed edges.

Hydrangea macrophylla Bel Alexandre

Delicate blue mop head flowers with jagged slightly white edges in summer.

Hydrangea macrophylla Bel Alexandre Large Specimen Plant

Delicate blue mop head flowers with jagged slightly white edges in summer.

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Hydrangea macrophylla Belle Seduction = Bodalam (PBR) (H)  Large Specimen Plant

Large tight pale pink mop head flowers on strong stems in summer remaining decorative until autumn. 

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Hydrangea macrophylla BERLIN 'Rabe' (PBR) (City-line Series) (H)

Large clear pink to mauve blue Mop head flowers from summer to autumn.

Hydrangea macrophylla Black Steel Pink Ball

Mop head with large pink balls of flowers on black stems .

Hydrangea macrophylla Black Steel Pink Ball Large

Mop head with large pink balls of flowers on black stems.

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Hydrangea macrophylla Black Steel Zsasa (H)

Long lasting large blue Mop head flowers with black stems.

Hydrangea macrophylla Blauling (Teller Series) (L) AGM - Blue

Flat bright lace-cap blue flowers on long stems.

Hydrangea macrophylla Blaumeise (Teller Series) (L) AGM - Blue

Large flat wide lace-cap deep blue to indigo sterile florets surrounding tiny even deeper blue flowers.

Hydrangea macrophylla Blaumeise (Teller Series) (L) AGM - Blue Large Specimen Plant

Large flat wide lace-cap deep blue to indigo sterile florets surrounding tiny even deeper blue flowers.

Hydrangea macrophylla Blaumeise (Teller Series) (L) AGM  - Pink

Large flat wide lace-cap pink sterile florets surrounding tiny even deeper pink flowers.

Hydrangea macrophylla Bluebells

Deep bluer than blue mop head flowers in summer. Needs aluminium sulphate to attain intense colour.

Hydrangea macrophylla Blue Wave (L)

Rich blue lace-cap flowers.

Hydrangea macrophylla Blue Wave (L) Large Specimen Plant

Rich flat blue lace-cap flowers in summer.

Hydrangea macrophylla Bodensee

A blue flowering mop head hydrangea.

Hydrangea macrophylla Brugg (H) AGM

A dwarf Hydrangea with red Mop head flowers.

Hydrangea macrophylla Caipirinha

Mop head with white flowers fading to dark green and a red border on each petal.

Hydrangea macrophylla Caipirinha Large Specimen Plant

Mop head with white flowers fading to dark green and a red border on each petal. 

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Hydrangea macrophylla Cameroun (H) Blue

Large rounded balls of single blue flowers continuously from June to the frosts.

Hydrangea macrophylla Cameroun (H) Pink

Large rounded balls of single pink flowers continuously from June to the frosts.

Hydrangea macrophylla Candy Heart

Bi colour mop head blue or pink flowers with white margins in summer.

Hydrangea macrophylla Clarissa = Hba 208901 (PBR) (H)

A mop head hydrangea with creamy to pure white flowers in summer.

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Hydrangea macrophylla Cloudi

Lace cap hydrangea with rounded mop head like flowers opening white turning pastel blue or power pink edged with sterile white flowers in summer.

Hydrangea macrophylla Curly Sparkle Hot Pink

A special hydrangea with unusual wavy edged hot pink flowers.

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Hydrangea macrophylla Curly Sparkle Hot Pink - Large Specimen Plant

A special hydrangea with unusual wavy edged hot pink flowers.

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Hydrangea macrophylla Curly Sparkle Purple

A mop head with unusual wavy edge intensive blue purple flowers.

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Hydrangea macrophylla Curly Wurly Blue 'H218918'

Compact variety with curly blue mop-head flowers.

Hydrangea macrophylla Curly Wurly Blue 'H218918'  Large Specimen Plant

Compact variety with curly blue mop-head flowers.

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Hydrangea macrophylla Curly Wurly Pink 'H218918'

A compact variety with curly pink mop-head flowers.

Hydrangea macrophylla Dancing Snow (WEDDING GOWN) (Doppio Bianco) (L) AGM

Lace-cap Hydrangea has fully double white sterile flowers.

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Hydrangea macrophylla Dancing Snow (WEDDING GOWN) (Doppio Bianco) (L) AGM - Large Specimen Plant

Lace-cap Hydrangea has fully double white sterile flowers.

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Hydrangea macrophylla Dark Angel (Black Diamonds Series) (L)

Dark cooper foliage and lace-cap flowers opening shades of pink darkening with age.

Hydrangea macrophylla Dark Angel Purple (Black Diamonds Series) (L)

Dark cooper foliage with lace-cap flowers opening to shades of pink darkening with age.

Hydrangea macrophylla Deep Purple

Mop head hydrangea with long lasting very deep dark purple flowers.

Hydrangea macrophylla Deep Purple - Large Specimen Plant

Mop head hydrangea with long lasting very deep dark purple flowers.

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Hydrangea macrophylla [Dolce Gipsy] = Dolgip  (PBR)  (L)

Large white then pale pink turning to deep pink lace cap flowers in summer.

Hydrangea macrophylla DOLCE KISS 'Dolkis' (PBR) (L)

Green leaves tinged bronze and flat lace-cap flowers white with a pink edge.

Hydrangea macrophylla Domotoi

Pale blue or pink mop head flowers in summer.

Hydrangea macrophylla Doppio Nuvola  'Kaho' (PBR)

Beautiful large double pink mop head flowers in summer.

Hydrangea macrophylla Doppio Nuvola  'Kaho' (PBR) Large Specimen Plant

Beautiful large double pink mop head flowers in summer.

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Hydrangea macrophylla Doppio Rosa  (L/d)

Double pink lace cap flowers from late spring to early autumn.

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Hydrangea macrophylla Doppio Rosa  (L/d) Large Specimen Plant

Double pink lace cap flowers from late spring to early autumn.

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Hydrangea macrophylla Doris (H)

Bright green leaves margined red with bright red balls of flowers.

Hydrangea macrophylla EARLY BLUE 'Hba 202911' (PBR) (H)

Large rounded clusters of light blue flowers opening with cream green centres turning to blue.

Hydrangea macrophylla EARLY BLUE 'Hba 202911' (PBR) (H) Large Specimen Plant

Large rounded clusters of light blue flowers opening with cream green centres turning to blue.

Hydrangea macrophylla Early Rose (H) Large Specimen Plant

Large rounded clusters of pink flowers opening with cream pink centres turning to pink.

Hydrangea macrophylla  Early Seduction

A compact variety with large intense pink mop head flowers in summer.

Hydrangea macrophylla Elegance (L)

Flat clusters of pure white lace-cap flowers with fringed edges on strong stems.

Hydrangea macrophylla  Elfy Pink  'H220910'

 A compact hydrangea large white mop head flowers opening in summer edged with pink.

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Hydrangea macrophylla  Elfy Purple  'H220910'

 A compact hydrangea large white mop head flowers opening in summer edged with purple.

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Hydrangea macrophylla  Elleair Anniversary

'Pink Fireworks' parent to Hanabi 'Fireworks' with large flat soft double pink star shaped flowers in summer.

Hydrangea macrophylla Enziandom (H)

Also called Hydrangea macrophylla Gentian Dome is a deep blue purple mop head hydrangea.

Hydrangea macrophylla Etoile Violette (L/d)  AGM - Violet Star

Flat double light blue or lilac pink dark purplish pink flowers.

Hydrangea macrophylla  Fabolo Blue 'H217905'

A compact variety with beautiful single blue mop head flowers in summer.

Hydrangea macrophylla Fanfare Wedding Ring (H)

Bi-colour blue or pink and white flowers.

Hydrangea macrophylla Fasan Twilight (Teller Series) (L)

Pink or blue lace-cap flowers in summer.

Hydrangea macrophylla Fasan Twilight (Teller Series) (L) Blue Large Specimen Plant

Blue or pink lace-cap flowers in summer.

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Hydrangea macrophylla  Fay Blue 'H218914'

A compact variety with double light blue lace cap flowers in summer.

Hydrangea macrophylla  Fay Pink 'H218914'

A compact variety with double light rose lace cap flowers edged pink in summer.

Hydrangea macrophylla  Feather Blue 'H217904'

A vigorous growing variety with double blue lace cap flowers in summer.

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Hydrangea macrophylla  Felina Blue 'H217901'

A compact variety with double light blue mop head flowers in summer.

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Hydrangea macrophylla  Finya 'H218915'

A lace cap hydrangea with double white flowers in summer.

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Hydrangea macrophylla  Flame Pink 'H217903'

A vigorous growing variety with double rose pink lace cap with flowers in summer.

Hydrangea macrophylla  Fleurine Blue  'H218919'

A strong sturdy variety with double light blue lace cap flowers in summer.

Hydrangea macrophylla  Fleurine Pink 'H218919'

A strong sturdy variety with double light rose pink lace cap flowers in summer.

Hydrangea macrophylla  Florencia 'H220912'

 A strong well branched hydrangea with large white mop head flowers in summer which are made up of many small double flowers.    

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Hydrangea macrophylla  Florentina Blue 'H217902'

A compact variety with dense double light blue mop head flowers in summer.

Hydrangea macrophylla  Floria Pink 'H220911'

A lace cap hydrangea with double rose-pink flowers in summer.

Hydrangea macrophylla Forever (You & Me Series) (H) AGM - Blue

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.

Hydrangea macrophylla Forever (You & Me Series) (H) AGM - pink

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.

Hydrangea macrophylla French Cancan (Teller Series) (L)

Flat lace-cap fuchsia pink toned flowers with fringed edges.

Hydrangea macrophylla Freudenstein (H)

Mop head flowers are pink and if grown on an acid soil will be mauve to purple.

Hydrangea macrophylla Frisbee Hot Pink

Very large intensive pink coloured lace cap flowers in summer.

Hydrangea macrophylla Frisbee Hot Pink  Large Specimen Plant

Very large intensive pink coloured lace cap flowers in summer.

Hydrangea macrophylla Frisbee Hot Purple

Large intensive purple coloured lace cap flowers.

Hydrangea macrophylla Frisbee Petticoat

A white lace-cap Hydrangea with wavy edges and pinkish margined flowers.

Hydrangea macrophylla Generale Vicomtesse de Vibraye (H)

A large dense mop head of rich clear pink or blue flowers in acid soils in summer.

Hydrangea macrophylla Generale Vicomtesse de Vibraye (H) Large Specimen Plant

A large dense mop head of rich clear pink or blue flowers in acid soils in summer.

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Hydrangea macrophylla Geoffrey Chadbund

A lace cap hydrangea with bright rose to deep pink flat flower heads in summer.

Hydrangea macrophylla GLAM ROCK ('Horwack' PBR) (H)  or Schloss Wackerbarth

Called Glam Rock or Schloss Wackerbarth. Large balls of spectacular coloured Mop head flowers of red pink with a blue centre and greenish tips.

Hydrangea macrophylla Glowing Embers

Dense deep rich rose red mop head flowers in summer and green leaves usually with red tinted edges.

Hydrangea macrophylla Green Cloud

Soft green mop head flowers changing to darker shades of green as the season continues. Good for cut flowers.

Hydrangea macrophylla  Green EVER BELLES 'Hortmagreclo'

 A compact hydrangea with very dense green or green white mop head flowers becoming green by autumn.  

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Hydrangea macrophylla Green Lips

A bi coloured hydrangea with pink green mop head flowers in summer.

Hydrangea macrophylla Green Lips Purple

A bi coloured hydrangea with purple green mop head flowers in summer.

Hydrangea macrophylla Green Shadow (H)

Large green flowers turn dark red from the outer edge of the petals

Hydrangea macrophylla Green Shadow (H)  Large Specimen Plant

Large green flowers turn dark red from the outer edge of the petals

Hydrangea macrophylla Hercule Poirot (H)

Flowers are concave usually pink and on acid soil produce many blue flowers.