White Hydrangea - A Guide to White Hydrangeas

White Hydrangea

White hydrangeas are a gift sent from heaven! Their snowball figure make them look like white cotton candy on a stick. They are precious flowers that deserve all the admiration and appreciation. White hydrangeas are suited for gardens,but also they are used in bouquets and arrangements. All you have to do is pick them and make them your choice!

White Hydrangea Description

  • Family: Hydrangeaceae
  • Origin: The white hydrangea has its origins in South Eastern Asia, but you can also find it in North and Southern America (more specific in the Andes). Its name, “hydrangea” is a derivate from the Greek hydra, which means water and angeion, which means jug, referring to the shape of the head of the flower.
  • Sun exposure: Most white hydrangeas require full sun exposure, but partial shading in the afternoon should not be a problem in their growth.
  • Height: White hydrangeas grow from 3 to 4 feet.
  • Soil: White hydrangea soil should be well-drained. Rich and loamy too.
  • Leaves: White hydrangeas have coarse green foliage.
  • Blooming time: The white hydrangea blooms in summer and in the fall.
  • Maintenance: Prune your white hydrangeas in winter or in early spring for a better growth. Also, amend the soil in which you plant them if it’s not loamy enough.
  • Propagation method: White hydrangeas can be propagated through rooting and ground layering or from stem cuttings.

White Hydrangea Species

There are four categories of hydrangeas: Hydrangea macrophylla, Hydrangea arborescens, Hydrangea quercifolia, and Hydrangea paniculata. White hydrangeas can be found in shapes of Annabelle, Skyland's Giant, Fire Fly, Grandiflora or White Dome.

White Hydrangea Meaning

The white hydrangea is a symbol for friendship and devotion. It represents understanding and it is seen as one of the purest ornamental flowers. Its magnificent bloom is a bouquet of dedication and it can be described as heavenly beautiful and charming.

White Hydrangeas Arrangements

White hydrangeas are very pretty when used in arrangements. They are delicate and fancy. Used as centerpieces in weddings, white hydrangeas arrangements look like little cotton balls, sweet and simple, but with a deep, meaningful beauty.

White hydrangeas may be mixed with red Basier roses, pink Majolika spray roses, magenta Matthiola, green Viburnum, and buttery Message roses, forming a lovely white hydrangea arrangement. Also, for an exquisite table centerpiece, mix white hydrangeas with pink Snapdragons, lavender Matthiola, green Cymbidium Orchids, and with assorted roses.

White hydrangea arrangements are a lovely choice for your wedding. As you can see, they can easily be used alone or in different and elegant combinations, so keep them in mind when planning your big day.

White Hydrangea Bouquets

White hydrangea bouquets are just like in fairytales. They are the most magnificent flowers you can use for your bridal bouquet, which, due to the shape of the head of the flower, should be round, just like a princess’ bouquet.

The white hydrangea bouquet may be left simple, or it can be mixed with Ivy and long Orchids, pink or purple in color. White hydrangeas go beautifully with assorted spray roses, Sorbonne Lilies, Ginestra, Bells of Ireland and Freesias.

You can mix in your white hydrangea bouquet bright colors like sunny yellow, hot pink, red, blue, deep purple flowers or you can stay in the mellow area, using pale shades of orange, pink and purple.

White Hydrangeas in Gardens

White hydrangeas grow in bushes. They should be planted in a place where they can get full sun exposure in the morning and partial shade in the afternoon. They are easy to grow, but you should know that they can reach a height of up to 4 feet. So place them in a clear spot, near red roses perhaps, or some exotic flowers like orchids.


White hydrangeas need plenty of water, so make sure you give them what they need. Also, after placing them in the vases, make sure you feed them cut flower food. This can increase their freshness for a larger amount of time, lasting fresh up to 3 weeks. Also, to improve their water absorption, cut their stems, about an inch once every two days.

White hydrangeas are the flowers you should use in your wedding, the flowers you should plant in your garden! They make everything else seem ugly, as they are ravishingly beautiful, classy, chic and not to mention fashionable.