Hydrangeas, also known as hortensia, are renowned for their stunning blooms and versatile applications in landscaping, medicine, and horticulture. These easy to grow plants add a burst of color to the landscape. They make a great addition to any garden. Hydrangeas are fantastic beginner plants and do well in a variety of water and sunlight conditions.

Botanical Background:

  • Hydrangeas are deciduous or evergreen shrubs with simple, opposite leaves and large, showy flower heads.
  • These plants typically thrive in temperate regions and are native to Asia and the Americas.
  • The larger flowers of a hydrangea are actually small leaves called ‘sepals’ that protect the flower buds in the center.

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