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Fast Facts About Hydrangeas

Hydrangeas are cup-shaped flowers that grow in large globes. Their soft and light colors are indicative of their friendly personality. Their abundant clusters also contribute to the hydrangeas’ pleasant reputation. A favorite of many spring brides, hydrangeas fill the air with cheer and are fitting for pastel-themed spring weddings.

Name: Hydrangea

Pronunciation: Hiy-dran-gee-a

Family: Hydrangeaceae saxifragaceae

Origin: Hydrangeas originated in Japan many centuries ago, and were brought to Europe in 1788.

Availability: Spring through autumn

Color Options: Hydrangeas come in beautiful shades of white, pink, blue, lilac, green, and reddish brown.

Care Tips: Change water daily, keeping water clean of loose leaves and debris. Keep hydrangeas in moderate amounts of sunlight.

Life Span: When cared for properly, hydrangeas can live for 1-2 weeks

Uses: Hydrangeas are wonderful for ball bouquets and festive spring centerpieces. Additionally, hydrangeas dry very nicely.

Mixes well with: Roses, calla lilies, lilies, carnations

Interesting facts:The shade of a hydrangea is determined by the acidity level in the soil. Neutral soil yields blue and purple hydrangeas, while alkaline soil will produces reddish or pink hydrangeas.

Hydrangea means water vessel, which is ironic because hydrangeas need an exceptional amount of water to flourish. The name actually refers to the unusual shape of the blossomed fruit.

Surrey, England is the home of the annual hydrangea blossom festival. This festival includes an all-floral parade dedicated to the beautification of Surrey and the advancement of international friendship, and social and economic development.

 

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