Hydrangea macrophylla ‘Mariesii Lilacina’

synonym: ‘Lilacina’

Bred by Victor Lemoine, Nancy, France, in 1904.

H. macro Mariesii Lilacina AA

Hydrangea macrophylla ‘Lilacina’ is a vigorous, but compact, shrub. Introduced in 1904; after more than 110 years it remains a very popular lacecap hydrangea.

Inflorescence: Lacecap, 180mm across. The central fertile flowers are a strong blue. The sterile sepals, on long pedicels, are lilac/pink.

Colour in neutral soil:     Pale pink/lilac
Colour in acidic soil with Al present:     Lilac/blue

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H. macro Mariesii Lilacina floret AA

Ray florets: 4 sepals, serrated, hardly overlapping, 55mm diam.


Zones: 6 to 9
Size: Medium (to 1.5m).


H. macro 'Harlequin' leaf DD540

Leaves: Slightly narrower than typical H. macrophylla leaf, 180mm l x 90mm w.