Indecisive Hydrangea

The hydrangea by the driveway is flowering, and we’ve been impressed to see that each bloom is a different color.

The range includes dark blue, light blue, purple, lavender, and pink (sometimes in a gradient across one flower), and while the effect is slightly Technicolor, it’s also exceptionally pretty.

I’ve heard occasionally that the color has to do with the acidity of the soil, but I thought that applied on a bush-by-bush basis, not a branch-by-branch one. If anyone has insights into the mysteries of hydrangea flower color, we’re fascinated.

One thought on “Indecisive Hydrangea”

  1. I have never seen such a thing – how pretty!! I wonder if certain roots supply individual branches and the acidity varies in narrow bands across the root system??

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