Mill Cottage Plants
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 '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.
Hydrangea macrophylla 'Beaute Vendomoise'
Huge lacecap pale flowers covered in large infertile florets. Spectacular!
Hydrangea macrophylla ‘Brunette’
See Hydrangea macrophylla 'Merveille Sanguine')