They are very beautiful. My neighbour has one and when she cuts the blooms off in Autumn, she hands me a few as they look sensational as they dry. They also look good in Christmas decorations too (sprayed gold/silver or just left as they are). The blue one is my favorite one too.
I planted three blue ones at the beach house and when I left one had turned pink. Perhaps it was pink when I purchased it and it may have had the wrong tag. They all look spectacular and I am happy I purchased small ones as they have grown so big in such a small amount of time. I can't wait to see them next summer. I just have to remember to cut some and dry some and take them to this house for the winter. Joyce
Wow I thought they were butterflies on the lace head hydrangea. Thanks for sharing the beautiful image.