Hydrangea common names Hydrangea and Hortensia is a genus
of about 70–75 species of flowering plants native to southern
and eastern Asia and North and South America. There are two
flower arrangements in hydrangeas. Mophead flowers are large
round flowerheads resembling pom-poms or, as the name implies,
the head of a mop. In contrast, lacecap flowers bear round,
flat flowerheads with a center core of subdued, fertile flowers
surrounded by outer rings of showy, sterile flowers.
Hydrangeas are flowering shrubs.
Other Names: Hortensia, Hydrangea Arborscens,
Mountain Hydrangea, Seven Barks, Smooth Hydrangea,
Viburnum Alnifolium, Viburnum americanum, Wild
Hydrangea, Bigleaf Hydrangea, French Hydrangea,
Descriptions: Hydrangeas have lush balls
of colorful blossoms that last a long time.
Size: Hydrangeas are 3-18 feet tall.
Symbolism: Hydrangeas symbolize earnestness,
and is ideal for communicating any heartfelt emotion,
from joy to grief.
Grow Details: Hydrangeas are easy to grow
and require very little care, as long as the proper
conditions are available.
Soil Type: Well
Soil PH: Blue Hydrangea PH 4.0-5.0
Pink Hydrangea PH 6.0-7.0 White Hydrangea
Light: Full Sun to Part Shade
Grow Zone: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Height: Hydrangeas are 3-18 feet
Flower Colors: Pink, Green, Blue,
Pink, White, Red, Lavender
Propagation: Propagate Hydrangea
through clippings or division.
Division/Transplants: Divide Hydrangea
in early Spring.
Blooming Period: Early Spring to
Herbal Remedy Properties: Hydrangeas have
been used homeopathically in the treatment of
inflamed or enlarged prostate glands. Hydrangeas
have also been used to treat urinary stones or
infections such as cystitis.
Native Area: Hydrangeas are native to
Asia, North Americ and South America.
Other: Hydrangeas are wonderful as dried
Hydrangea Flower Gifts
|Hydrangea flowers are produced from
early spring to late autumn; they grow in flowerheads
(corymbs or panicles) at the ends of the stems.
In many species, the flowerheads contain two types
of flowers, small fertile flowers in the middle
of the flowerhead, and large, sterile bract-like
flowers in a ring around the edge of each flowerhead.
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