Glossary of Botanical Terms Helps You Understand Different Family Members – Daily Press

Glossary of Botanical Terms Helps You Understand Different Family Members – Daily Press

Despite their beauty and popularity, hydrangeas cause their share of confusion among gardeners. Not least because hydrangeas have their own language – a set of terms uniquely associated with this widely growing genus.

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Types of hydrangea:

Large-leaf hydrangea: It is also seen as a large-leaved hydrangea; One of the many common names for Hydrangea macrophylla. Other names include French hydrangea, garden hydrangea, and flower hydrangea (this particular term may refer either to the plants or to the cut flower stems).

Examples of large-leaved hydrangea: Let’s dance(s) series, Who didTM series, mascotTM series, City lineTM series, Shira pinkTM

Hydrangea: Old common name for mophead shapes Hydrangea macrophylla. It is also the French and Spanish word for hydrangea.

Soft hydrangea: The most commonly used common name for Hydrangea bushes. Other species include wild hydrangea and Sevenbark.

Examples of soft hydrangea: Invincible(s) spirit, Incrediball(s), The white dome(s)

Oakleaf hydrangea: Common name for Hydrangea quercifolia, a North American native hydrangea with large, cone-shaped white flowers and large leaves that resemble those of an oak tree. It is widely grown for its excellent fall color and unusual scaly bark as well as its showy flowers.

Annabelle: ‘Annabelle’ is a specific variety of smooth hydrangea that was discovered near Anna, Illinois in the 1960s. It was her first smooth hydrangea Ablation head Flowers. It has become so widely grown since its introduction that “Annabelle” has incorrectly become a common name used to describe any soft hydrangea.

Hydrangea cluster: The most accurate common name for Hydrangea paniculata.

Examples of hydrangeas: ‘Limelight’, Little LimeTM, Rapid fire(s), Pinky WinkyTM“Little Lamb” and BoboTM

PeeGee hydrangea: often used as a common name for Hydrangea cluster. However, “PeeGee” is derived from saniculatagRandiflora, a very old variety of cluster hydrangeas that was introduced in France in the 1860s and is still available today. Since “PeeGee” refers only to this variety, hydrangea cluster is the more appropriate common name.

Climbing hydrangea: common name for Hydrangea anomaly subsp. Petularis, a woody vine that climbs trees, walls or any solid structure. Native to Asia, it is grown for its attractive leaves, unique vine, and fragrant white flowers.

Mountain hydrangea: Mountain hydrangea is relatively new to North American gardeners (common name for… Hydrangea serrated) is very similar Large-leaved hydrangea (H. Macrophila) in terms of its rich pink or blue flower colors and attractive dark green leaves. However, mountain hydrangea is better Bud hardness of large-leaved hydrangea, making it a better choice for Zone 5 gardeners who often lose hydrangea flowers to late winter cold.

Examples of mountain hydrangea: Kinder thingsTM

Re-prosperity: Many hydrangeas have the ability to rebloom, that is, to bloom at their normal expected time and then bloom again later in the same season. This is a recent development for large-leaved hydrangeas, although only those sold as rebellious hydrangeas will actually display this ability.

Examples of re-blooming hydrangea: Invincible(s) spirit, Let’s dance(s) series, Kinder thingsTM

Compact hydrangea: As with other plants, compact hydrangeas (sometimes viewed as dwarf) are smaller versions of their larger relatives. Because they remain compact, there is no temptation or need to prune them, eliminating the pruning mistakes that often lead to knotty hydrangeas.

Examples of compact hydrangeas: BoboTM, Little Lime(s)“The little sheep.” City lineTM series

Flower terminology:

Rabat: Lacecap refers to the arrangement of flowers that make up a hydrangea flower (inflorescence). In hooded hydrangea, they are smaller and carry pollen Lush flowers They are the most numerous; They are surrounded by an outer ring of gaudiness Sterile flowers. Lace flowers tend to be flat and loosely packed. It looks light and airy. Lacecap flowers can appear on any type of hydrangea.

Examples of lacecap hydrangea: Let’s dance(s) Starlight, white dome(s), Kinder thingsTM, Who didTM orbits, mascotTM a star

Ablation head: The large, round, ball-like flowers of hydrangea that appear in stores on Mother’s Day are known as mophead hydrangea. Mophead hydrangea flowers consist primarily of large, showy flowers Sterile flowers. They may handle a smaller size Lush flowers, but are obscured by the more numerous and densely packed sterile flowers, resulting in a spherical shape. Examples of moufhead flowers can be seen among many types of hydrangea.

Examples of mophead hydrangea: Let’s dance(s) moon light, Let’s dance(s) big easy, City lineTM series, Incrediball(s), Invincible(s) spirit

Inflorescence: Describes the entire flower head, consisting of several small florets arranged together on a single stem.

Sterile flowers: The large, papery flowers that make hydrangeas so showy are known as sterile flowers. They contain little to no actual pollen, and simply serve to attract pollinators to the flowers all the way to the fertile blooms. Wild hydrangeas may have few or no sterile flowers Ablation head Varieties such as ‘Nikko Blue’ consist almost entirely of them.

Lush flowers: The lush flowers on hydrangea are small, numerous, and star-like. If observed closely, the stamens and pistils can be clearly distinguished. in lacecap Flower, fertile florets comprise the bulk of the inflorescence, with sterile florets in a ring on the outer edge; in Ablation headThey are usually placed under the larger sterile flowers.

Bicuti: Indicates the color difference along the edges of a It blooms.

Examples of hydrangea picote: City lineTM Mars, Who didTM hearts

Bud hardness: is an important concept for success with bigleaf hydrangeas and mountain hydrangeas. In zones 5 through 6, the roots and leaf buds of these plants are strong and able to withstand harsh winter conditions, but the more delicate flower buds may not be. For example, list Kinder thingsTM Hydrangeas report improved bud hardiness, making them more reliable in cold areas.

Old wood: Describes the growth made during the previous season. Large-leaved hydrangea, Mountain hydrangea, Oak leaf hydrangeaAnd Climbing hydrangea Every flower on old wood.

New wood: Describes the growth that a plant does during the current season. Soft hydrangea And Hydrangea cluster Both are flower on new wood.

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