Hydrangea Fun Fact & Tips
by Reba Berge, Tastemaker in Residence
Flower Fun Fact:
The name “Hydrangea” comes from the Greek roots hydro/hydra (water) and angos/aggos (jar or vessel). The names refer to the plant’s requirement for lots of water and to its seed capsules, which the ancient Greeks thought resembled cups.
When cutting hydrangea from your garden place the stems into water immediately. Do not crush or smash the stem ends because this will damage the vascular system and slow the uptake of flower food solution. The best practice is to cut the stem with a clean sharp knife or pruner.