Romantic Hydrangeas as Cut Flowers
Updated: Oct 25
Hydrangeas are gorgeous flowering shrubs that are very popular in gardens across the nation. A lot of people try bringing those lush blooms into their home only to find that their flowers wilted within hours. We’re going to learn not only how to preserve the blooms, but how to use this flower in various arrangements.
When you’re ready to cut your hydrangea stems, make sure you have clean utensils and a bowl of water. Cut the stems under the water and leave them submerged. Once you’re inside with your blooms, immediately place the stem in warm water for 30 seconds. After that, you can transfer your hydrangea stems into room temperature water and arrange! This method allows for optimal water absorption through the stem to keep the blooms turgid, hydrated, and luscious.
When you are arranging your hydrangea cuttings, keep in mind the design and aesthetic. There 3 main types of hydrangea bloom shape- lace cap, mophead, and panicle. The lace cap is delicate, while the mophead and panicle is full and lush. The panicle will have a cone shape while the mophead is more rounded. The colors are endless- they come in shades of white, green, blue, purple, and pink. You can achieve a luscious, romantic feel with white mophead blooms combined with delicate pink lace cap. In contrast, blooms in blue, green, and purple provide a striking burst of color.
Hydrangea floral arrangements can help achieve the perfect atmosphere for almost any event. If you need our help for your wedding or any special occasion, call Savannah Interior Plant Designs at 508-801-6015. We provide floral arrangements and plant rentals, always creating a world of beauty.