(Bigleaf Hydrangea) The amazing intense color of Paraplu® Hydrangea will command your attention in any garden landscape. A mounded, compact habit of 30-36 inches with dark green glossy foliage creates a beautiful backdrop for the stunning bright hot pink mophead blooms that are loaded with tightly packed doubled florets. Soil pH will affect flower color. Paraplu® holds up well in heat as well as mid-western winters but may require some winter protection in colder climates. Paraplu® does best in moist well-drained soils and blooms in summer on old wood so trimming is recommended after flowering. Use Paraplu® as a colorful addition in the border or as a specimen shrub. Mophead blooms are also beautiful when used as a cut (fresh or dried) flower.