Vivid spikes of magenta flowers attract hummingbirds and butterflies and are excellent for cutting. Glossy foliage emerges red in spring, turning burgundy to bronze throughout the season. Strong upright burgundy stems add winter interest. Adds a great vertical accent to mixed borders, cottage gardens or containers. Herbaceous.
Hydrangea paniculata is the easiest hydrangea to grow. In late summer and autumn, this rugged shrub produces fluffy clusters of white flowers that fade to shades of pink and green. Many cultivars, such as 'Tardiva', can be successfully trained into a standard, or miniature tree form -- perfect for a large container or just about any landscape spot. Name: Hydrangea paniculata Growing Conditions: Full sun or part shade and well-drained soil Size: To 10 feet tall and wide Zones: 4-8/