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Hydrangea

Hydrangea symbolizes grace, beauty and abundance. This because of the exuberant number of flowers and the generous dome form. The flower also symbolizes gratefulness and sincere feelings.

The Latin name, Hydrangea, sums it up nicely: literally, a water vessel or cup: ‘hydro’ (=water) and ‘angeion’ (=tub or jug). The name ‘Hortensia’ (one of the common names of the Hydrangea) was first reported in 1771. It was thought up by the French botanist Philibert Commerson, who presumably named the plant after a woman. Different ladies were suggested as his source of inspiration. These included Queen Hortense, the daughter of Josephine de Beauharnais and Napoleon and Hortense de Nassau, the daughter of the Prince of Nassau.

Care tips

Enjoy your hydrangeas even longer

CUT FLOWER

HOUSEPLANT

GARDEN PLANT

Cut flower

Hydrangea, exuberant volume in a bouquet or by itself in a vase

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Houseplant

Whether the plant sits in a corner or in a central spot: it is an eye catcher

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Garden plant

With Hydrangeas you can easily create a your own “sea of flowers” in your garden

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Get inspired!

Here you will find inspiring images of Hydrangea, ranging from beautiful bouquets, to inspiring pot plant combinations for indoors or on your terrace.

Tip of the day

Hydrangea cultivation is one of the most sustainable of cut flower crops, with minimal levels of energy and nutrient consumption.

Ensure that the potting soil of the Hydrangea remains moist. A plunge under water once or twice a week does the plant well.

The garden Hydrangea enjoys sunshine, but should not get too hot. Plant your Hydrangea so it catches the morning sun but stands in the shade in the afternoon. The more morning sun, the better the bloom.