This dramatic, vivid red Mophead is considered one of the best!
‘Masja’ macrophylla – a bigleaf mophead hydrangea that produces vivid red to deep purple flowers and has glossy dark green leaves. This is a deciduous shrub with broadly ovate leaves. From mid-summer to early autumn, it bears deep red mop-head blooms. Hydrangea ‘Masja’ is part of the Hortensia or mophead group (large sterile florets arranged in globular or “mophead”-like panicles). ‘Masja’ makes a big impression while staying compact for the smallest of garden spaces and it has a rounded habit that typically grows 3-4′ tall. This vivid hydrangea is a hardy, easy to grow and compact plant great for small gardens and containers; loads of ball-shaped blooms against dark green glossy foliage; flowers may be purple in more acidic soil; blooms on old wood. The flowers are excellent for cutting. It has forest green foliage throughout the season. The glossy pointy leaves do not develop any appreciable fall color. Its relatively coarse texture can be used to stand it apart from other landscape plants with finer foliage.
Hydrangeas are among the showiest of all the flowering shrubs. Spectacular in any landscape design, this dazzling shrub is versatile, vigorous and easy to cultivate. Hydrangeas have huge bouquets of clustered flowers, in various arrangements from mophead to lacecap from summer through fall. Varieties of hydrangea differ in size of plant and flower shape, flower color, and blooming time. Hydrangeas thrive in a moist, fertile, well-drained soil in partial to full shade.