This showstopper explodes with Mophead blooms held on sturdy, reddish purple stems. Blossoms mature to shades of purple or rosy red (depending on soil pH) extending the display into fall, followed by rich, burgundy-red foliage. Flowering occurs on both old wood and new growth on this variety, assuring flowers even after a severe winter. PP 25,566
For gardeners in Zone 5, we advise planting H. macrophyllas in a sheltered location and giving them a winter mulch. This will provide protection from winds and cold temperatures that can damage flower buds.