Hydrangea macrophylla Merveille Sanguine is known in New Zealand as "Bloody Marvellous" or if you must "Raspberry Fantasy". It has voluptuous blood-red mop head flowers that age wine purple. I grow mine in light shade and this year they are a glorious deep royal purple. These flowers are complimented by the dark foliage that makes this Hydrangea so unique. All my visitors want a plant. Easy to understand why.