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.
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.
Zones: 5 to 9
Size: Medium (to 1.5m).
Color in neutral soil:
Color in acidic soil with AI present:
Ray florets: 3 or 4 sepals, rounded, serrated, overlapping, 60mm diam.
Leaves: Deep green, veined, broadly ovate, serrate. An unusually large proportion of leaves have two drip tips. 180mm l x 110mm w.