Sunday

TF#41- Hortensia

My Today's Flowers is up! How I always love flowers! I got one which was taken inside our Church weeks ago. The Hortensia in our garden is still not blooming flowers. I got pink colored ones. Below is also an information about this flower. I wish everyone in advance a great month of June! More blessings to come!

Hydrangea (pronounced /haɪˈdreɪndʒ(i)ə/, common names Hydrangea and Hortensia) is a genus of about 70-75 species of flowering plants native to southern and eastern Asia (China, Korea, Japan, the Himalayas, and Indonesia) and North and South America. By far the greatest species diversity is in eastern Asia, notably China, Korea, and Japan. Most are shrubs 1-3 m tall, but some are small trees, and others lianas reaching up to 30 m by climbing up trees. They can be either deciduous or evergreen, though the widely cultivated temperate species are all deciduous.

Having been introduced to the Azores Islands of Portugal, they are now very common there, particularly on Faial Island, which is known as the "blue island" due to the vast number of hydrangeas present on the island, and on Flores Island.

Species in the related genus Schizophragma, also in Hydrangeaceae, are also often known as hydrangeas. Schizophragma hydrangeoides and Hydrangea petiolaris are both commonly known as climbing hydrangeas.

photo taken by the Author of this blog
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3 comments:

Kathy said...

I bet you have a beautiful flower garden. Hydrangeas are not real easy flowers to grow. Kudos to you for your beautiufl flowers. =)

Denise said...

Your white hydrangea is a delight. Thank you for sharing.

Luiz Santilli Jr said...

Lovely "Hortensia" you posted!
Thanks for posting for TODAY'S FLOWERS.
Luiz