Savor the rich colors of this little gem, with its reddish or deep purple flowers and shiny, dark green leaves. A little beauty that grows about 3′ tall, so is perfect for smaller gardens or areas where other Hydrangeas would soon overwhelm their neighbors. In late summer, the foliage takes on red shades. Blooms on old wood.
Hydrangea is a valuable genus of some 100 species of shrubs and vines grown for their large and very showy flower heads. Hydrangeas are at their best in summer and fall—a quiet time for most woody plants—and are worth having for that reason alone. For information on Hydrangea care, click Growing Guide.