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Antique hydrangea flower

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DIY brides love hydrangea due to their size, shape, and fluffiness! They take up a lot of space which is very cost effective when creating large-scale arrangements  

  • Stem Count: 1 stem
  • Color: Green and Burgundy
  • Season:  Year Round
  • Flower Design Type: Volume Flower
  • Special Care Note: Hydrangeas are WATER LOVERS so make sure there's enough in your buckets and vases.  
  • Pros/Cons
  • Flower Care
  • Quantity Help

The Good: Size, size, size! Hydrangeas take up so much space and a must-have for large arrangements. They also have a long vase life and can be pretty hardy.

The Bad: The water factor and they do not like extreme heat. Hydrangeas need a solid water source, so although they are often used in bouquets they will need to be place back into water when they are not being held. They are often used in foam work, but wet foam doesn't supply enough hydration for long periods of time therefore it's best to place the hydrangeas in the foam the day-of the event and use Alum.

  • Give the stems a fresh cut, and place in cool water.
  • Remove leaves below waterline.
  • Hydrangeas are WATER LOVERS so fill buckets over half full. If using in floral foam, best to place your hydrangeas the day of and dip cut stems in Alum before sticking into foam. Alum is a preservative sold in the spice section of a grocery store.

Hydrangeas are considered an 'Volume Flower'. Based on our design ratio suggestions here's our quantity recommendation:

  • Bridal Bouquet: 5-7 stems
  • Maids:  2-3 stems
  • Bouts:  N/A
  • Corsages: N/A
  • Centerpieces: 3-5 stems
  • Large Arrangements: 10-15 stems