I am not familiar with all types of hydrangeas, but I do know that almost all blooms change color at some point. These multi-color hydrangea blooms show how pretty the hydrangea flower can become along the timeline of it’s life.
This first picture is mine. The blue buds of Endless Summer hydrangeas come out as cream color then eventually turn bright blue, if the soil is acidic enough. As summer ends, the flowers may turn other colors, like green or pinkish purple. Eventually they will dry on the stem.
As a flower fades, or goes by, it can become most beautiful. The blue petals can turn purple and green. I am not sure if this is what happened in the picture below, but I’ve seen my own blue hydrangeas fade to the most stunning and unique colors. Late summer hydrangeas that have turned green are my favorite.
Late in the growing season – into fall – hydrangeas can dry right on the stem. Dried flowers can be just about as lovely as the fresh blooms.
All of the flowers pictured here are of the macrophylla variety, with big, round blooms.
If your soil is more alkaline, mophead hydrangeas can be pink instead of blue.
The long life of the hydrangea flower makes it a popular choice as a perennial for the landscape. Once it begins to flower, you can enjoy those huge blooms for months.
Thanks to Pixabay for most of these pretty floral images.