Hydrangea macrophylla Barry’s Best
Hydrangea macrophylla
‘Barry’s Best’
November 29, 2018
Hydrangea macrophylla Blauer Prinz
Hydrangea macrophylla
‘Blauer Prinz’
November 29, 2018

Hydrangea macrophylla 'Beauté Vendômoise'

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.

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

Zones: 6 to 9

Size: Large (to 2m).

Color in neutral soil:
Pinkish white

Color in acidic soil with AI present:
Pale blue-ish white


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

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.