Last fall these were blue, but I didn't get the stuff in the soil this spring to make them blue, so have pink hydrangeas. These grow so well in the midwest. I gave up on roses, because black spot disease takes over no matter how hard I worked to keep it out. They have some disease proof roses for the midwest but they are all over town and I like the unique ones. I have partial sun in my backyard and these do quite well and they divide quite easily.