|The cultivar, 'Sunset' is a very decorative "lace cap" flower in intense dark pinks on dark green foliage.
H. macrophylla is extremely fast-growing and quickly reaches 4 to 6 feet. Fertilize with acidic plant food in early spring. Filtered tree shade or a northern or eastern exposure is ideal. Do not prune in spring, but after blooming remove a few stems that have flowered. Prefers full sun to part shade, and likes a well-drained soil kept evenly moist.