All about the hydrangea: its origins, symbolism and care instructions. Hydrangeas are not just garden flowers, but also suitable for use as cut flowers! Find out more.

Characteristics of the Hydrangea

We tend to know hydrangeas as garden plants only. These large, spherical blossoms are one of the most popular and recognisable garden flowers. However, they also come as cut flowers and lend themselves well to being incorporated in bouquets. 

Hydrangeas come in many different colours, such as white, pink, red, blue and purple. Some hydrangea varieties are even multi-coloured. There are also varieties that continue to flower throughout the year, and varieties with a convex disk-shaped floral pattern, known as teller types.

Symbolism of the Hydrangea

Hydrangeas have many different symbolic meanings. The most common one is gratitude or ‘thank you for your understanding’. However, it also has a negative symbolic meaning, namely ‘inconsistency’ and ‘instability’.