This is a very different Hydrangea from the H. macrophylla sorts that are commonly seen in gardens. It comes from China, flowers from late summer into autumn. A shrubby plant up to 1.5 mtrs It has slim, matt leaves
and large flattened lacecap blooms, which consist of purplish-blue
fertile flowers surrounded by large white ray flowers & lilac sterile inner
flowers. Bees love the flowers, the purplish-blue colour of which can be
seen in the bees’ pollen sacs as they buzz around the plant.
It has a more open form than other Hydrangea and seems more robust, coping far better with hot, dry spells than the H. macrophylla
cultivars, with their large, lush leaves. It enjoys Sydney’s climate
but is also quite cold hardy. It can grow in sun or part shade, and
needs no pruning beyond the removal of spent flowers at the end of its
Bred by Mark Fillon UK year unknown.
H x W up to 1.5mtrs
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