Flowering from early August to early October. Open panicle, pink flushed fertile floret buds, sterile floret lightly flushed with pink as it ages, particularly at margins and veins. No differential effects of pruning demonstrated.
In late July it produces lacy cones of white flowers with a pinkish tinge which go on well into autumn. In common with other Hydrangea paniculata cultivars, 'Burgundy Lace' prefers a site in partial shade, with a moist, well drained, acid to neutral soil.