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Hydrangea macrophylla


 

Hydrangea macrophylla comes from the coastal regions of the Japanese islands, especially the south coast of Honshu. It's therefore more tolerant of sun than many species, and quite happy in the salt-laden airs of seaside gardens. Ideally the flowers are better in a


north-facing border or under (but away from) a shady wall or fence.                                                                                  The flowers of coloured (not white) hydrangeas will be pink on alkaline soil and blue on acid. On slightly acid and neutral soils (pH 6.5-7) the blue can be intensified by applying a little hydrangea colourant.
  • Hydrangea macrophylla flowers at the top of the stems, so only prune off last year's flower heads in spring to the next fat pair of buds down the stem. 
  • Pruning lower down will result in the loss of the flower on that stem. Hence late spring frosts often mean fewer flowers in summer. 
  • Cover the plant with fleece if freezing temperatures threaten in April and May.


Hydrangea macrophylla 'Ayesha'

The 'Lilac-flowered Hydrangea' with incurved florets on a mid-pink/blue mophead flowers. Unusual and much sought after, this is an old selection that we are once again able to list.

£12.75

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Hydrangea macrophylla 'Beaute Vendomoise'

Huge lacecap pale flowers covered in large infertile florets. Spectacular!

£12.75

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Hydrangea macrophylla ‘Brunette’


See Hydrangea macrophylla 'Merveille Sanguine') 


Hydrangea macrophylla 'Domotoi'

Double flowers and florets on this rare mophead. Pale pink or blue according to soil type. Typically stems and heads are fasciated. 2-2.5m

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Hydrangea macrophylla ‘Izu no Hana’

 Pink/blue double florets on long stalks surround a darker central inflorescence. 

Traditional Japanese variety – the ‘Flower of Izu’.

(Sorry, sold out now - more in spring 14)

 £12.75

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Hydrangea macrophylla 'Jogosaki'

Double florets in mid-blue or pink around central pink/blue flowers. Late flowering.

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Hydrangea macrophylla ‘Klaveren’

 Large lavender lacecaps ageing darker. 1m.

(Sorry, sold out this season)

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Hydrangea 'Lady in Red'

We have once again in stock the correct form of this lovely hydrangea. It has pearly-white flowers among red-stemmed and veined foliage - a true 'Lady in Red',  Unlike the usurper with plain red flowers (in alkaline soils).  1.5m

£12.75


Hydrangea macrophylla ‘Libelle' 

(Teller series: H.m. Dragonfly')

Large white lacecaps with incurved florets occurring throughout the fertile blue flowers. Repeats throughout late summer. Fades deep pink. 1.5m.                                               £12.75

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Hydrangea  'Love You Kiss'

Large white lacecaps delicately margined dark pink, like a tidier H.s.'Kiyosumi'.  Flowers become red in autumn. Coppery young foliage. 1m.  It's a lovely hydrangea despite its name!

(Sorry, sold out this season)

£15.25

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Hydrangea macrophylla ‘Merveille Sanguine’

(syn. H. macrophylla 'Brunette')

                                                                    

Literally 'bloody marvellous' and quite rightly so!

Dark green shiny leaves turn mahogany with large deep red/purple mopheads. To 1.5m.

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Hydrangea macrophylla'Mirai'

Gorgeous white mophead with pink-margined florets all summer - June-October. 1m+. Good soil in light shade.

£15.25





Hydrangea macrophylla ‘Mme Emile Mouillere'
Classic white mophead that fades pale pink in late summer.

£12.75  
                                                                                                      

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Hydrangea macrophylla ‘Mousseline'

Huge soft mopheads in palest blue or pink to loll amongst the lacecaps. 1.5m

£12.75



Hydrangea macrophylla ‘Möwe’

(syn. H.m.’Geoffrey Chadbund’)

 Bright red/purple lacecap flowers. 1.2m

 £12.75

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Hydrangea macrophylla 'Nachtigall'

Large brilliant blue lacecaps in acid soil - deep pink in alakaline. 1.5m    
                       

£12.75

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Hydrangea macrophylla 'Pfau' (Teller series: 'Peacock')

Striking symmetrical lacecap with lots of intense purple/blue florets and light blue flowers that deepen as they age on only slightly acid soil. Small growing - suitable for a large pot.

£12.75

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Hydrangea macrophylla 'Pia'

Dwarf mophead with much smaller bright pink mops with pointed florets more in keeping with its small size. Perfect for a big container, or front of border. 60-90cm.

£12.75

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Hydrangea 'Preziosa’

(Hydrangea macrophylla x serrata) 

Renowned little hydrangea with small white mopheads that soon fade through pink to bright red, and repeat throughout the season.  Stems & veins red and whole plant reddens in autumn.  Small & showy - excellent for a large pot. 1m


£12.75

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Hydrangea macrophylla 'Quadricolor'

Beautiful plant in flower or out, with four colours in its leaves: white/grey-green/pale green/light yellow. The flowers are palest pink or blue according to the pH of your soil. Much smaller than most H. macrophylla due to its variegation - <1m maximum. But needs a little shelter from the worst of the winter weather. 

£12.75

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Hydrangea macrophylla ‘Rotschwanz’

Large deep wine-red/purple lace-cap. The darkest red/purple we stock. 1-1.5m

£14.25

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Hydrangea macrophylla 'Veitchii' 

Beautifully symmetrical pure white lacecap that we are listing once again. It's stood the test of time. If grown in shade it gets tall (2m) but the flowers fade to a venomous green. 1.5m for rich soil. 

£12.75

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Hydrangea macrophylla 'Zorro'

Black stemmed variety with contrasting large pink or blue lacecaps. 

£14.25

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