A very distinctive variety of the mophead hydrangea.
An unusual feature is the dark stems not seen on other varieties.
It produces large deep violet mopheads that sit above the foliage..
It is a vigorous upright plant which is sure to make a bold statement in the garden.
As with all hydrangeas, dappled shade or morning sun only is the best position.
Prune after flowering to produce a bushier shrub.