Magical flower balls
The time has come for pink, blue and white hydrangeas to make way for the classic versions in green, red and brown hues. With their magical flower balls that swap their colours for antique and dark hues, these cut hydrangeas are a perfect fit for autumn and winter. They are the ideal basis for a bouquet, but also work really well as a single flower in a vase.
The Latin name Hydrangea
In 1739, the Dutch botanist Grovonius named this flower Hydrangea because it reminded him of an ancient water jar. He came up with the name by combining the words 'hydro' (= water) and 'angeion' (= jar). It turns out, however, that hydrangeas date back even further. Fossil research tells us this plant already existed around 140 million years ago!
The hydrangea belongs to the stone crusher or stone breaker family, the Saxifragaceae. Their roots are so strong that they can literally break rocks. But not only are the roots very strong, the hydrangea is generally a sturdy plant whose magical flower balls your customers will enjoy for a long time.
Tip for your customers: dry the flowers!
Once the flower stops absorbing water and the leaves start drooping, remove the leaves from the stems and empty the vase. Put the flowers back in the vase, minus the leaves and water. The flowers will then dry up entirely and your customers will be able to enjoy their dried hydrangea flowers for months to come.