Wednesday, 22 July 2015

Lacecap V Mophead

Hydrangea macrophylla 'Lanarth White' (Lacecap)
There are two very different Hydrangea putting on their floral displays at opposite ends of the herbaceous border. The lacecap flower of Hydrangea macrophylla 'Lanarth White' is located at the far right end and the mophead flower of Hydrangea arborescens 'Annabelle' at the far left end.

Lacecap flower
'Lanarth White' has large lacecap flowers consisting of white florets surrounding green buds that open to pale blue or lilac.

Hydrangea arborescens 'Annabelle'
'Annabelle' has large globes of cream and white mophead flowers measuring between 8-10 inches across, the young flowers are pale green in colour.
Mophead flower

Lacecap V Mophead, two very different flower heads but which one do you prefer?

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