Hydrangea - Care Tips

Hydrangea - Flowers.NL®

The summer feeling all year round with the hydrangea.

Are you looking for a natural atmosphere maker at home? With its very robust flower, which can have a diameter of up to 25 centimetres, the hydrangea is an excellent choice. You also sometimes come across the large petal bulbs under their chic name: Hydrangea. With a name like that you get an instant summer feeling with five stars.


In the first half of the year you will see the red, pink, purple, white, green and blue hydrangeas. And also hydrangeas that combine multiple colors. In the second half of the year there are the so-called colored flowers. These hydrangeas have a green, red, brown hue – appropriate for autumn and winter – and are easy to dry.

In terms of form, there is also a lot to experience. Choose single or double flowered varieties, bulbous hydrangeas, hydrangeas with small flowers in the center and large petals on the edge (edge ​​blooms) or with a panicle shape. Can you choose from all that beauty?


The hydrangea is rich in symbolism. The flower represents gratitude, grace and beauty. She also radiates abundance, because of the exuberant amount of flowers and the generous, convex shape. The colors of the hydrangea symbolize love, harmony and peace. Perfect for use in a luxurious floral arrangement at weddings and birthdays, but also suitable for a loaded funeral bouquet.


The hydrangea that you find in the flower shop today has Asian and South American roots. This atmosphere maker came to Europe with the first Dutch VOC ships. Fun fact: her fancy name Hydrangea comes from 'hydro' (water) and 'angeion' (jug). The shape of the hydrangea is reminiscent of an old water pitcher. Okay, it's just a search.


  • Cut a piece of the stem diagonally.
  • Choose a clean vase and fill it with tap water at room temperature.
  • Do not place your vase with hydrangeas in a draft, in full sun, near the stove or next to the fruit bowl.
  • Add cut flower food to the water for a longer shelf life and regularly top up the vase with tap water.
  • Make sure there are no leaves hanging in the water.
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