With a shape reminiscent of an old fashioned Hydrangea, Tardiva delivers a unique, open form with large, loose flower heads. The florets emerge a snowy white colour in July, changing to soft purplish pink as they age—giving the entire shrub a totally different look later in the season. This classic variety is very winter hardy making it the ideal addition to urban garden settings. Can also be planted as a privacy screen, hedge in a woodland area. Fresh or dried, the flower panicles give an exotic look to cut flower bouquet or indoor arrangements.