Hydrangea macrophylla ‘Hilary’s Blue Lace’

Hydrangea macrophylla ‘Hilary’s Blue Lace’ is a temporary name until we can determine the correct cultivar name.

Discovered in a neighbour’s garden in 2012 by Barry Roberts, South Surrey, British Columbia. Normally, we would not allow an incorrectly-named plant into our collection, but this is too good to exclude.

Hydrangea macrophylla 'Hilary's Blue Lace'

Hydrangea macrophylla ‘Hilary’s Blue Lace’ is a large vigorous shrub with deep green foliage and large purple-blue lacecap flowers.

Inflorescence: Lacecap, 200mm across, with purple-blue fertile flowers with similarly coloured ray florets.

Colour in neutral soil:    Purplish red
Colour in acidic soil with Al present:    Purplish blue

Hydrangea macrophylla 'Hilary's Blue Lace'

Ray florets: 3 or 4 sepals, rounded, serrated, overlapping, 60mm diam.

Zones: 5 to 9

Size: Medium (to 1.5m).

Hydrangea macrophylla 'Hilary's Blue Lace'

Leaves: Deep green, veined, broadly ovate, serrate.  An unusually large proportion of leaves have two drip tips. 180mm l x 110mm w.