Hydrangeas which have blue, purple or pink flowers and the interesting ability to alter their colour due to the soil PH of the garden are called mophead and lacecap Hydrangeas.
The blooms on a lacecap Hydrangea appear from the flowering stem so delicately around the edges first, it’s not hard to see why they get the name lacecap. This series of pictures which I took over several weeks of a Macrophlla Hydrangea Mowe Lacecap, shows not only the emerging blooms but the way in which the stunning blue colour gradually emerges on the flower.
Lacecap Hydrangeas prefer rich, well drained soil and do not like to dry out. A spot in your garden which is part-sun, part-shade is ideal for this late Summer flowering beauty which will reward you with beautiful blooms year after year.