The modern hydrangea is native to Asia and South America. The flower was brought back to Europe on the first Dutch East India Company ships. Interestingly, its name comes from ‘hydro’ (water) and ‘angeion’ (pitcher), because the hydrangea’s shape is said to resemble that of a traditional water pitcher.


Red, pink, purple, white, green and blue – hydrangeas can be found in all these shades. As well some hydrangeas combine several colors.

There’s also plenty of choice when it comes to flower shape. Choose between single and double petal varieties, globe-shaped hydrangeas, edge bloomers or hydrangeas shaped like a feather plume.


The hydrangea symbolism for each color is as follows:

Pink hydrangeas symbolize heartfelt emotion.

Blue hydrangeas symbolize frigidity and apology.

White hydrangeas symbolize boasting or bragging.

Purple hydrangeas symbolize a desire to deeply understand someone.

Gratitude and honesty – the Hydrangea flower symbolizes honesty and gratitude. If you want to show someone how much you appreciate their help and presence, this is the perfect flower to do exactly that.

Deep understanding between people – this beautiful flower does also a symbol of deeper understand between two people, that don’t have to be of a romantic kind. This connection can be between friends and family members but it can also apply to romantic couples as well.

4th wedding anniversary gift – the Hydrangea flower is also the symbol of 4th wedding anniversary and it is used as decoration. This flower can be used as decoration and also as a gift for your spouse, since it has become a rule to gift your partner this flower.

Abundance – this flower is also a symbol of abundance and wealth. You can even hold this flower in your home to invite some of this luck into your home or simply plant it in your garden. Either way, some of this good luck and abundance might end up coming to your home as well.

Apology - the Hydrangea is usually gifted to people if you want to apologize for something or ask for forgiveness.

The Hydrangea flower is a beautiful flower that can be equally beautiful decoration for your home and a gorgeous present for someone you love. Also it can be a romantic gift for someone born in July. Just make sure you choose the right color and you can’t make a mistake with this gorgeous flower. 

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