Hydrangea arrangements consistently make the list of Flower magazine’s most popular floral features. Their lush, blues, violets, pinks, whites, and even greens never fail to please the senses. Since each flowerhead is practically a bouquet, they stand alone in a vessel beautifully, and fill arrangements out quickly. We’ve gathered dozens of our all-time favorite hydrangeas from the pages of Flower.
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At Avant Garden, the Todd Fiscus–owned flower boutique in Dallas, blooms like these bi-color "Peppermint" hydrangeas can be purchased by the stem or in arrangements that vary from simple to extravagant. Photography by Claire McCormack
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Learn how to make this arrangement with step-by-step instructions from Ludwig.
A weathered watering can holds a bunch of pale blue hydrangeas and reminds us just how much these blossoms love a drink. Photography by Liesa Cole
Three floral designers share their tips for making thirsty hydrangea blossoms last in "Keeping Hydrangea Flowers Hydrated."
Sunny-colored rosinweed appear to sprout from a cushion of white hydrangeas in this arrangement from Chris Condon and Bonnie Garrison of Pollen in Atlanta. FLOWER LIST: ‘Hortmabrid’ hydrangeas, cup-plant rosinweed, coralberries, and arrow grass. Photography by Sarah Dorio
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An autumn arrangement of crab apple, burning bush, roses, hydrangeas, kale, celosia, and ‘Persian Carpet’ zinnias greets guests as they enter Gramercy Tavern's dining room. Designed by Roberta Bendavid. Photography by Michael Mundy
Purple washed hydrangeas and redbud leaves star in this casual summer arrangement. FLOWER LIST: ‘Harlequin’ hydrangeas, glorybower, hyacinth beans, and redbud leaves. Designers Chris Condon and Bonnie Garrison of Pollen in Atlanta. Photography by Sarah Dorio
For a summer buffet, Cornelia Guest arranged big, lacy, white hydrangeas in a simple vase. Photography by Michael Mundy. Styling by Mary Claire Inglish
See more of this story and some of Cornelia Guest's favorite summer recipes from her book Cornelia Guest's Simple Pleasures.
Yellow peonies and garden roses pop against nautical-blue hydrangeas and violet anemones. Design by Lewis Miller. Photo © Don Freeman
See Lewis Miller's Flower Flashes, moments of floral beauty on the streets of New York.
See more of Watson's floral style and his rustic Vashon Island getaway in Westward Bound.
Designers Chris Condon and Bonnie Garrison of Pollen in Atlanta created this arrangement that is the epitome of southern summers. FLOWER LIST: ‘Nikko Blue’ hydrangeas, trumpet vines, and evergreen clematis foliage. Photography by Sarah Dorio
See more of Breen's celebration (and hydrangeas) in "Setting Tradition."
A viridescent bunch of hydrangeas, wildflowers and berries combine for a fresh cottage-style arrangement. FLOWER LIST: 'Emerald Classic' hydrangeas, Queen Anne's lace, pokeweed berries, buckeye pods, wild strawberry leaves. Designers Chris Condon and Bonnie Garrison of Pollen in Atlanta. Photography by Sarah Dorio
For a 10-year-old's pool party, Michael Grim of The Bridgehampton Florist decorated the table with hydrangeas and dinosaurs and animal figurines, playing to the guests’ passions. Photo by Tria Giovan
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Antique copper watering cans overflow with bridesmaids bouquets of white roses and hydrangeas. Design by Ashley Bateman of Nola Flora. Photography by Marissa Lambert
See more wedding flower arrangements from the pages of Flower.
A symphony of blues, complete with batons, is set in a bower of palms and breezy white linen. FLOWER LIST: clematis, echeveria succulents, grape root vine, hydrangeas, pieris, yucca poles. Design by Christina Springfield of Nouveau Flowers. Photography by Paul Johnson Photography
Red hydrangea blossoms come as a surprise, but blend beautifully with ruddy leaves and russet seed pods in an autumnal arrangement. FLOWER LIST: 'Terracotta' hydrangeas, Chinese flame tree pods, copper beech leaves, and inland sea oats. Designers Chris Condon and Bonnie Garrison of Pollen in Atlanta. Photography by Sarah Dorio
A beautiful basket of hydrangeas hangs on the garden gate, welcoming visitors to Charleston's William Elliott House (circa 1739). Photography by Julia Lynn
See more of Flower magazine's favorite Historic Charleston Gardens.
Designer Rebecca Louise Law dramatically raised 6,200 indigo hydrangeas over guests dining inside the Théâtre Royal de la Monnaie in Brussels. Photography by Violin Le Hardÿ & Arnaud Ostrowski.
Find more of London artist Rebecca Louise Law’s artful still lifes and fanciful, vertigo-inducing floral installations, in "Suspended in Air."
More Hydrangeas and Summer Flowers
- How to Make a Hydrangea and Rose Summer Centerpiece
- Heavenly Hydrangeas
- Summer Flower Arrangements
- Keeping Hydrangea Flowers Hydrated
- Summer Harvest: Buffy Hargett Miller’s Market-Inspired Arrangements