11 facts every hydrangea enthusiast needs to know

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1. There are around 70-75 species of hydrangea.

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2. They grow EVERYWHERE. From Southern Asia to the Americas.

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3. Hydrangea lovers beware, do not EAT them, they are moderately toxic.

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4. Lana del Rey gives the beloved flower a call out in her song "Old Money".

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5. In Asia, giving someone pink hydrangeas symbolises that you are the beat to their heart.

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6. The flower was apparently first discovered in Japan.

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7. No shock value here, keep your hydrangeas hydrated. They are very thirsty flowers.

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8. The colours of the flowers are affected by the aluminum ions in the soil.

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9. They are produced from early spring to late autumn.

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10. Actress Blake Lively used pink hydrangeas in her wedding bouquet.

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11. Hydrangeas produce their main flower clusters from the tips of shoots formed from the previous season.

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