Characterised by their pom-pom shaped appearance and one of the only flowers to be able to change colour, Hydrangeas are the flirty and fun flower for any occasion.
Did you know that the word 'hydrangea' comes from a combination of the Greek word 'hydro' which means water and 'angelon' which means vessel/jar? In Japan, where Hydrangeas are said to originate from, are symbolically tied to heartfelt emotion due to Japanese folklore. A story tells the tale of an emperor who neglected the girl he loved in pursuit of power and wealth. To win back her affection, he gifted her a pink hydrangea resembling a heart (how cute!). Hydrangeas also have specific meanings based on their colours:
- Pink signifies romance and love
- White represents purity and innocence
- Blue represents romantic proposal and forgiveness
- Purple hydrangeas are a sign of understanding and wealth
How to Care For Your Hydrangeas:
If you happen to receive a bouquet of hydrangeas follow this care tips to ensure the best from your bunch:
- Find a clean vase and fill it with water
- Remove any foliage that will rest below the vase waterline
- Cut 1 - 2cm off the stems at a 45-degree cut and place into a vase
- Add flower food to the vase water and change the water every 2-3 days
- Give the top of the hydrangea head a quick spitz of water to keep hydrated
- Keep away from direct sunlight, fruit bowls and heat sources
To refresh your hydrangea bloom, you can submerge the head into cold water. Hydrangea can drink from their petals and love extra hydration! They crave water, so don't let them go without.