Blossoms open soft green with pink edges, quickly turning bright fuchsia pink (or blue in acid soil). The 6in flowers seem even larger on this small shrub, one of the Cityline® series of genetically dwarf Hydrangeas. They bloom in midsummer on old wood. Excellent disease resistance. A Proven Winners®/Color Choice® variety. 'Venice Raven' PP 10,928
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 -- quiet time for most woody plants -- and are worth having for that reason alone. For information on Hydrangea care, click on "Growing Guide."