Friday, August 21, 2009

Variegated Lacecap Hydrangea

Lacecap Hydrangea
Hydrangea macrophylla 'Mariesii Variegata'
(hy-DRAIN-juh) (mak-roh-FIL-uh)

This is a nice Hydrangea with a white margin around the leaves. It gets from 4 to 6 feet tall and is hardy to USDA Zone 6. The flower buds seem to be a little more tender but if the winter isn’t too bad than you get a beautiful show. I have noticed that this plant can revert to all green so you have to keep an eye on it.

If I were getting one or two types of Hydrangeas this probably wouldn’t be one of them. However it does have place in a larger Hydrangea collection for its unusual foliage and flowers.


Janet said...

I don't know what happened to my flowers this year. Think they bloom on old wood? The bunnies nibbled mine down a good bit this spring. It is about 3 feet tall now, so maybe next spring there will be enough canes to produce a bloom or two inspite of the bunnies.
Your is very the variegated hydrangea.

Misti said...

Ooh, another variegated to add to my collection. ;)

Ms. Fiddlesticks said...

Beautiful. I love the delicacy of it. Hydrangeas are my favorite but I only one variety, probably the most common for my area.