Apr 18, 2011

Hydrangea Flower

The common names are Hydrangea and Hortensia. In most species, the flowers are white. But in some species (particularly H. macrophylla), can be blue, red, pink, light purple or dark purple.

I’ve just known from Wikipedia that in H. macrophylla species, the exact color often mirrors the pH of the soil; acidic soils produce blue flowers, neutral soils produce very pale cream petals and alkaline soils results in pink or purple. This is caused by a color change of the flower pigments in the presence of aluminium. Interesting fact, right?

Inside Nusantara Flower Park (Cipanas, West Java, Indonesia), I can only see blue hortensia flowers.

7 komentar:

vincibene April 18, 2011  

Wonderful, one of my favorite flowers.

English tips April 18, 2011  

Thank you so much, dear Lina for sharing with us, desire all the best for you, Carlos from Brazil.

Jama April 18, 2011  

They are so pretty! I love the different colours of these flowers.

Rechie April 18, 2011  

this is my second time seeing this flower today digitally..how i wish to see thm before my eyes..they are lovely!

my flower entry

Dhemz April 18, 2011  

we used to have one like this from our previous place...I would love to plant one....very pretty!

daisugi April 19, 2011  

nice pic. my grandma have some of these plants in her front yard in Depok

eden April 20, 2011  

Love this flower so much. I have a few in the garden.

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