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.
Bred by Victor Lemoine, Nancy, France, in 1904.
Synonym: H. m. ‘Lilacina’
Zones: 6 to 9
Size: Medium (to 1.5m).
Color in neutral soil:
Color in acidic soil with AI present:
Ray florets: 4 sepals, serrated, hardly overlapping, 55mm diam.
Leaves: Slightly narrower than typical H. macrophylla leaf, 180mm l x 90mm w.