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Hydrangea Flower Care Tips

   
     
Hydrangea Flower Care Tips .

Names:

Hydrangea Flower.

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Varieties:

Hydrangea macrophyha, which includes the mop heads and lace cap varieties, and Hydrangea paniculata, from which the cone-shaped variety is developed,The latter is some­times referred to as a PeeGee or P.G. hydrangea (from paniculata grandiflora).
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Colors:

Pale to intense shades of blue, purple, pink, white, green, and some deep burgundy shades. Some varieties produce two-tone colors.
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Scent:

None
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Freshness:

Most of the Hydrangea flowers are open and firm to the touch.
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Vase Life:

If conditioned properly, 5 to 7 days or longer.
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Availability:

Summer into early fall.
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Cost:

Moderately expensive.
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Meaning:

Perseverance.
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Arranging Tip:

These large blossoms are wonderful for creating a colorful base for arrange­ments.The flower acts as a big cushion, holding other flowers in place as you build your arrangement. Hydrangeas cut in the late summer and fall may dry naturally, holding their color and shape.
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Growing Tip:

Hydrangea flowers wilt easily when cut. They benefit from special care and conditioning for prolonged vase life. Place the ends of the stems in boiling water, being careful to protectthe blossoms from the steam. Place the boiled end, approximately 1 inch, into powdered alum (available at most grocery stores). Gently tap the excess powder from the stem ends and place in deep, cool water. Drape the top of the blossoms with a cold wet cloth, keeping the cloth moist by misting frequently during the conditioning period — about four hours. This helps harden the blossoms.
 
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