living in the south i have seen hydrangeas blue, pink, purple, lavender, white, green even a muted burgundy but never this!!! bright red?!?! are we just missing something in our soil to achieve this color? unbelievable. i love it. blue is still my favorite. but THIS!!! this red is fabulous. i could see these growing in masses outside a white house with black shutters and a provencal blue door.