Hydrangeas are an incredibly versatile flower. They are beautiful on their own, or they make a great “base” for more complex arrangements. At the floral arrangement seminar I took a week ago, they said hydrangeas were a crutch, especially for novice floral arrangers. The great thing about hydrangeas is that while they aren’t the cheapest flower, you get a lot of flower for your money. Each stem is made of clusters of four-petal flowers – it is really full and beautiful! They also tend to be a sturdier flower.
Colors: white, pink, purple, green, blue
Season: July – November
Bloom Size: 4 – 6 inches wide
Cost: Mid-range to expensive, but you get a lot of flower for the price
Fun fact: Hydrangeas were first cultivated in Japan. The word means “water barrel.”
My favorite part of this flower is the versatility – it really looks gorgeous on its own, or with other flowers.
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