The name Hydrangea is made up by a French Botanist, suspicion was raised that he named it after a lady. Maybe a mistress, colleague or a friend?
Ladies from the higher ranks were mentioned as his source of inspiration as well. Ladies like queen Hortense, the daughter of Napoleon. The lady that gave him inspiration to name this flower Hydrangea will always remain a mystery.
So many colours!
Hydrangea as a cut flower is available in a lot of fresh colours. Colours like red, pink, green, white, blue, and purple. On top of that there is also combined colours, such as green/red, purple/green, as well as other coloured leaves are available.
The cut flowers retain the colour they have at the time they are cut off by the breeder. The process of colouring is then stopped. These are the fresh types.
Hydrangea is normally of 30 – 50 cm in length. The most spectacular flowers have a stem length of 80 cm or more… This is really get way to create an eye-catcher that is easy to take home.
Fresh and Classic
The range of cut-Hydrangea consists of ‘Fresh’ and ‘Classic’ types. Fresh refers to the fresh colours like white, green, pink, blue and purple. These magnificent flower is available almost all year round. In the period from May to November, the offer is the largest. The ‘Fresh’ flowers are in season from March to October. Then you get the Classic sorts, which get coloured. They then have an autumn-like look. The classic types are also good for drying.
Hydrangea, where and when.
Hydrangea can be used for all occasions, from a field bouquet to beautiful wedding arrangements. It is a special all-round flower, which has both a rural and a luxury feel.
Treat them well!
-Fill a clean vase of water and cut flower food.
-Remove the lower blade from the stem.
-Cut 1 cm from the stem and repeat it every 2 or 3 days.
-Do not place them in direct sunlight or heat.
~Enjoy your beautiful hydrangeas!~