Lately Echelon has especially taken to the extremely intriguing green hydrangeas that have been cut slightly early by the growers. These hydrangeas have a greater variety of form and lines between the small buds and the larger petals that have bloomed. The buds have lovely, rounded petals tightly grouped together, and the full bloomed petals are flat and papery thin about 1″ across in bunches about 4-8″ wide. The stems are around 10-24″ long.
They add a very interesting touch to arrangements with other flowers and are fascinating enough to look very pleasing on their own! Another benefit of the early cut hydrangeas is that they will last longer when kept in water than the fully bloomed, as you get to watch all of the buds bloom over a span of up to 10 days. Hydrangeas are also available year round.
The hydrangea’s flower language meanings are perseverance and ‘Thank you for understanding.’
So, if you are only familiar with the fully bloomed hydrangeas you see growing on the bushes, give the early cuts a try for a unique edge in the floral arrangement of your choice!