They're in bloom all over my yard and to me, they are a flower that I associate with the south. All of mine hydrangeas bloom blue, white or a funky lavender color. This year has been the best year ever for them - they are about 6-7 years old. I have about 20 cuttings that I'm propagating and plan to transplant in the shade garden during the first part of July. I also have 2 oakleaf hydrangeas that friends have propagated and given to me that seem to be doing great.
They are such a delightful flower!