Last week I proudly posted pictures of the Hortensia in Condominium Stucky - now we have just returned from a Christmas trip to Gramado, just north of Porto Alegre in Brazil. The Hortensia grow wild there. They are planted and then just left on their own to spread up and down the hills. They run along the roads for miles and miles. I know there are supposed to be over 80 varieties, but I only have seen those common in the Friburgo area. In Gramado, I saw the more common blue, plus purple, pink, and almost pure white. also a different variety dark blue in the middle with light blue petals outside. Enjoy.