Light and ethereal, refreshing and colorful – summer hydrangea are the perfect florals for the season. If you are looking for the ideal bloom to set the mood for your warm weather get-togethers and parties, we recommend these beautiful – if somewhat underappreciated – flowers. Stop into Schaaf Floral today to see them for yourself, as well as all the summer florals you’ll need for the birthdays, anniversaries, picnics or “just because”!
Hydrangea are known for their soft color palettes and lush, generous flowers. However you rarely see a bouquet of hydrangea on their own. Instead, they most often play a supporting role in floral design, providing a soft bed for lilies, or a romantic backdrop for roses. If you are looking for a different floral arrangement they’ve never seen before, how about a bouquet of beautiful hydrangea stems?
Hydrangea are most often available in shades of blue or pink. You might be interested to learn that the color of the flower has little to do with the variety of the bush, and everything to do with the acidity of alkalinity of the soil. A bush growing in acidic soil (pH of less than 6) will produce blue flowers, while a bush growing in alkaline soil (pH of more than 6) will produce pink flowers. The saturation of the color also depends on how far along the pH scale the soil lies.
White and green petals are common in the floral design world, but represent far fewer varieties of hydrangea than their pink and purple counterparts. Green and white flowers are the result of hybridization, more mature blooms that are losing their coloring, or variations in exposure to light.
This summer, let’s shine a spotlight on a flower that usually takes a backseat, the beautiful summer hydrangea. For every one of your special occasions – or simply to adorn your kitchen table – the team at Schaaf Floral knows that you will love the humble hydrangea. We are proud to provide all the most beautiful summer flowers to the greater Minneapolis area.