Fresh hydrangea, year-round summer feeling with hydrangea. Looking for a natural mood creator in your home? With its robust flower, which can have a diameter of up to 25 centimetres, the hydrangea is an excellent choice. The large leafy bulbs are sometimes also known by their chic name: Hydrangea. With a name like that, you get an instant five-star summer feeling.
COLOURS AND SHAPES
In the first half of the year, you see the red, pink, purple, white, green and blue hydrangeas. And also hydrangeas that combine several colours. In the second half of the year, there are the so-called through-coloured flowers. These hydrangeas have a green, red, brown hue - appropriate for autumn and winter - and dry well.
In terms of shape, there is also a lot to like. Choose single- or double-flowered varieties, spherical hydrangeas, hydrangeas with small flowers in the centre and large petals at the edge (edging bloomers) or with a plume-like shape. Can you choose from all that beauty?
The hydrangea is generous with symbolism. The flower represents gratitude, grace and beauty. It also exudes abundance, this because of the exuberant amount of flowers and the generous, bulbous shape. The colours of the hydrangea symbolise love, harmony and peace. Perfect for use in a luxurious floral arrangement at weddings and birthdays, but also suitable for a laden funeral bouquet.
The hydrangea you find in the flower shop has Asian and South American roots. The mood creator came to Europe with the first VOC ships. Fun fact: its fancy name Hydrangea comes from 'hydro' (water) and 'angeion' (pitcher). In fact, the shape of the hydrangea is reminiscent of an old water pitcher. OK, it takes some searching.