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Hydrangea macrophylla (mophead)

more fun facts                                                    ‘Antique Blue’             ‘Antique Burgundy’                      ‘Antique Pink’

FAMILY TREE Formerly included in the                                   Transflora                      Transflora                         Transflora
Saxifragaceae (saxifrage) family,
Hydrangeas have been reclassified                                                                                                    ‘Antique Red’
into the Hydrangeaceae family. A close
relative is mock orange (Philadelphus).                                                                                                   Transflora

HOME SWEET HOME Hydrangeas are native
primarily to Japan, but some species
also are native to Korea and northeastern
China as well as the temperate regions of
North and South America.

MEDICINAL PARADOX Hydrangeas contain
the compound hydrangin, which is used
in sunscreens, insecticides, parasiticides
and more, and derivatives are used
to treat liver, kidney and gallbladder
disorders. However, if large amounts
of Hydrangea bark, flowers or leaves
are ingested by humans or animals,
nausea may occur.

AFTERLIFE In many cases, Hydrangea
flower heads will air dry naturally, upright
or upside down, or they can be pre-
served in a solution of glycerin and water.
Individual florets are ideal for pressing.

                                                                                        ‘Blue Diamond’                ‘Bottstein Blue-Green’

                                                                                        The Sun Valley Group              The Sun Valley Group

‘Bottstein Purple’      Double Lavender                           ‘Everlasting Amethyst’

The Sun Valley Group  Oregon Coastal Flowers LLC                       The Sun Valley Group

                                                                  ‘Everlasting Opal Pink’                     ‘Everlasting Coral’

                                                                       The Sun Valley Group                    The Sun Valley Group

                            ‘Everlasting Emerald’                  ‘Glowing Alps’            ‘Glowing Alps Neon’       ‘Hamburg Antique’

                                            The Sun Valley Group  The Sun Valley Group          The Sun Valley Group  Oregon Coastal Flowers LLC

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