Hydrangea macrophylla ‘Beauté Vendômoise’

A seedling of  H. m. ‘Mariesii Grandiflora’ x ‘Rosea’, bred by  Emile Mouillère, France, in 1908.

H. macro BeauteV AA Hydrangea macrophylla ‘Beauté Vendômoise’ has huge ray florets, perhaps second in size only to H. paniculata ‘Le Vasterival’.  It is a most spectacular lacecap, always attracting attention in the garden.

Inflorescence: Lacecap, 230mm across. The exceptionally large sepals, pinkish white to pale blue, almost cover the mid-blue fertile flowers.

Colour in neutral soil:     Pinkish white
Colour in acidic soil with Al present:     Pale blue-ish white

H. macro BeauteV floret AA

Ray florets: 4 huge sepals, deltoid in shape, entire, not overlapping. 50m diam.

 Zones: 6 to 9
Size: Large (to 2m).

Hydrangea macrophylla 'Harlequin' leaf

 Leaves: Simple, opposite and deciduous.  Broadly ovate to broadly elliptic.  Margin: serrate.  Apex: apiculate.  Base: attenuate.  Venation pattern: pinnate.  Texture of adaxial and abaxial surfaces: smooth, glabrous, glossy, 220mm l x 140mm w.