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Blue Hydrangea Big leaf and beautiful blue with the sun just slicing through the trees above. Bigleaf hydrangea,Hydrangea macrophylla Click/tap to enlarge

Blue Hydrangea

Big leaf and beautiful blue with the sun just slicing through the trees above.

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''Hydrangea macrophylla'' is a species of ''Hydrangea'' native to Japan. Common names include Bigleaf Hydrangea, French Hydrangea, Lacecap Hydrangea, Mophead Hydrangea, Penny Mac and Hortensia. It is widely cultivated in many parts of the world in many climates.

''Hydrangea macrophylla'' blossoms can be either pink, blue, or purple shades, depending on a pH-dependent mobilization and uptake of soil aluminium into the plants.

Similar species: Cornales
Species identified by Stephen Philips
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By Stephen Philips

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Uploaded Jul 24, 2015.