One of my all time favorites. Hydrangeas need afternoon shade, more shade here in the Rogue Valley and less as you go north, but never full sun. I believe this is a lacecape variety, not as big of a flower as the standard. Still beautiful, they come in many varieties and colors and go great along with rhododendrons, hostas, japanese maples and just about any other shade plants. They make a great, long lasting cut flower and are very easy to care for given good soil, shade and moderate water.