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Hydrangea Meaning and Symbolism

Hydrangea meaning and Symbolism

Hydrangeas were initially discovered in Japan. Translated into English, the meaning of the Hydrangea roughly translates to “water barrel” as a nod to the flower's large, cup-like shape and its need for plenty of water. Its undeniable beauty makes hydrangea a lovely addition to any bouquet or garden. [caption id="attachment_1120" align="aligncenter" width="2400"] Photo by Gaetano Cessati[/caption] Hydrangea Meaning Hydrangeas' meaning can be traced back to Japanese culture. According to legend, the hydrangea symbolizes heartfelt emotion and understanding. It is said that a Japanese emperor gifted hydrangea to the family of a woman he loved as an apology for choosing his business over her. Hydrangeas were viewed as boastful, vain, and pompous flowers in the Victorian era. This negative connotation might have been assigned to...

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