Lace cap hydrangea - Actual name please?

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    Gail-Steman Young Pine

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    I've got a laced cap hydrangea but it would be nice to know the actual name of it please, as it gets quite large :)

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    eileen Resident Taxonomist Staff Member Moderator Plants Contributor

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    I believe the Latin name is " Hydrangea macrophylla Lanarth White."
     
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    Thank you Eileen, I've searched but there's that many varieties...nice to actually put a name to it now.
    Thank you also Petronius for showing the video, I also have a white hydrangea :like:

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    @Gail-Steman, How long have you had the white hydrangea?
     
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    Well my next door neighbour sold her house 4yrs ago and she worked at a garden centre and she brought it home for me before she left and it was in full flower then...yes 4yrs old but what I can't understand about the plant is when she gave it me the centre of the flowers was blue not pink, it seems to flower how it wants and also like this :headscratch:

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    Hydrangeas can change colour depending on the PH of your soil Gail so maybe that's why yours have changed from blue to pink.
     
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    Thanks Eileen for that Info...this is my soil information Soilscape 18:
    Slowly permeable seasonally wet slightly acid but base-rich loamy and clayey soils

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    Have you added any plant acid to the soil?
     
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    No never only Multi-purpose compost when planting and my plants seem to flourish and love the soil.
     
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    When in the growing season do you add multi-purpose compost?
     
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    No I only add multi-purpose when I add a new plant into the ground but I do feed the plants.
     
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    What do you feed the plants with?
     
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    Hello Petronius am I doing some thing wrong with the plant :headscratch:...I feed them all with "Miracle-Grow" All purpose continuous release plant food.
     
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    @Gail-Steman, You are doing fine. "Miracle Grow" All purpose plant food is okay.
     
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