Common Name


Botanical Name

Hydrangea macrophylla


The Florist Hydrangea originates from south-east Japan although breeding has been carried out in Europe and Asia

Season Availability

October and November


Hydrangeas are grown for their huge showy heads of flowers. 


White, pink, reddish pink, mauve, lavender and blue

Growing Conditions

Hydrangeas grow best in semi-shade in the garden but make an ideal gift for temporary display indoors. In summer they need to be kept moist. Feed with a soluble plant food in spring.

Care Instructions

Hydrangeas are thirsty so keep well watered every second day. After flowering remove flowers and place outside. Alternatively re-pot into a larger pot or plant in the garden