The 3 Most Common Hydrangea Flowers Perfect For Hydrangea Bouquets – One of the most recognizable and memorable flowers of the summer season is the gorgeous endless summer hydrangea.
These hydrangea flowers are from quite hardy perennial plants that survive the cold winter temperatures to put on a spectacular show throughout the entire summer season.
In actuality, the plants bloom twice typically during the growing season. The first blooming period is from late spring to early summer and the second blooming occurs generally in the late summer to early fall season.
Since the hydrangea flowers last a very long time, they tend to fool people into believing that the plants bloom all summer long.
Hydrangea bouquets make perfect summer arrangements. The blooms are the quintessential summer flower.
The 3 Most Common Hydrangea Flowers Perfect For Hydrangea Bouquets
They have been used for centuries for interior decorating purposes and they are often chosen as the flower of choice for summer floral decorations and summer weddings.
There are 3 common hydrangea flower types that make the perfect hydrangea bouquet: mophead; panicle; and lacecap.
Each type is given the name based upon the bloom shape and style displayed when fully bloomed and each is quite beautiful and distinguishable from the others.
Mophead Type Hydrangea
The mophead type blossom is globe shaped and the one that is mostly used in hydrangea flower arrangements.
These blossoms are generally big and round and quite showy — presenting a concentrated area of color amongst the green leaves of the stem.
The most common colors range from blue, purple, pink, to cream, white and green.
Panicle Type Hydrangea
The panicle blossom is longer in shape versus round, and takes on a cone shape. The leaves of the stem of this type of blossom generally resemble oak leaves (hence the name of oakleaf hydrangea is given to this type).
Their colors are generally white, cream, with hints of pink especially as the blossom matures. This type of blossom makes an excellent dried flower too.
Lacecap Type Hydrangea
The lacecap variety is quite pretty too and the blooms are flat with tiny buds in the center and typically have 8 to 12 opened singular blossoms at the edges.
The lacecap type is generally white, blue or pink in color in the center area of the blossom, while the open singular blossom is most commonly white with hues of blue or pink.
This blossom type seems more unique especially due to the singular blossoms that appear at the edges of the blossom.
Get some hydrangea flowers and create a bouquet – all of the same variety or try mixing them up if you have multiple types.
Remember to prepare the stems properly and provide lots of fresh water daily. Since the blossoms are generally rather large they require more water absorption than most other flower types.
With proper hydration to stay fresh, the hydrangea bouquet will last a very long time – sometimes up to 2 weeks.