Thursday, 1 January 2015


Hydrangea (common names hydrangea or hortensia) is a genus of 70-75 species of flowering plants native to southern and eastern Asia (China, Japan, Korea, the Himalayas, and Indonesia) and the Americas. By far the greatest species diversity is in eastern Asia, notably China, Japan, and Korea. Most are shrubs 1 to 3 meters tall, but some are small trees, and others lianas reaching up to 30 m (98 ft) by climbing up trees. They can be either deciduous or evergreen, though the widely cultivated temperate species are all deciduous.

There are two flower arrangements in hydrangeas. Mophead flowers are large round flowerheads resembling pom-poms or, as the name implies, the head of a mop. In contrast, lacecap flowers bear round, flat flowerheads with a center core of subdued, fertile flowers surrounded by outer rings of showy, sterile flowers.

This post is part of the Floral Friday Fotos meme.


  1. Yes, I saw these double flowered ones for the first time this year. pleniflora?

  2. I love these beautiful flowers :)))
    Happy New Year !

  3. Hydrangea are all the rage these days. Happy New Year. Tom The Backroads Traveller

  4. Very unusual hydrangea. Beautiful!