Hydrangeas were my mother's favorite flower/shrub. She had the macrophyllas- she put pennies in the soil to make them change color! After she passed I learned about all the other varieties! I try to add a new one each year to my garden in her memory
This particular plant is now 12 years old. When my mother died in March, we had hot house pink hydrangeas at the church. I brought this home and planted it. It grew the first year but did not bloom. Second year it really took off and is turned a violet blue, the deepest blue I have.No pennies in this one mom!