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The Hydrangea (Hydrangea macrophylla) is a flowering, deciduous shrub in the Hydrangeaceae family. It is also known as the Bigleaf Hydrangea, Lacecap Hydrangea, Mophead Hydrangea, Penny Mac, and Hortensia.

It is native to Japan.

It grows to about 200 centimetres (7 feet) tall and 250 centimetres (8 feet) wide. 

Its leaves are long and simple, measuring 15 centimetres (6 inches). 

The flower heads, called corymb, are large, ranging in colour from pink to blue to purple, depending on the soil pH. Acidic soil produces blue colours and alkaline soil produces pink colours.

The decorative flowers have four sepals, whereas the non-decorative flowers had five small greenish sepals and five small petals.

The Hydrangea blooms from early summer to early winter. 

The photographed flowers are possibly ‘Pia’ and ‘Blue Mophead.’

Photographed in Paris, France, July 2022.

Photographer: Martina Nicolls

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