Hydrangea Flowers in October and November

October blue hydrangea

My favourite thing about hydrangeas is the blend of colours on a single flower. So, while fresh flowers have a particular type of loveliness, in some ways hydrangeas improve when Autumn throws a restraining hand on the foliage, adding pink, purple and yellow where there was only green.

Deep pink hydrangea in autumn with fall foliage

The flowers both brighten and fade, losing some of their stiffness and gaining a more soulful air.

Faded and speckled hydrangea

Since the effect of Hydrangea flowers comes mainly from their sturdy, colourful bracts, they outlast many other flowers, easing us northerners into the greyer landscapes to come.

Autumn hydrangea with purple-blue tones

Blue hydrangea in November with starry flowers

Towards the back end of the year, flowers need not be perfect to stop us in our tracks: even sparse, moth-eaten ones get all their due credit. It was a treat to see these blue lacecap hydrangea flowers still going strong in the middle of November.

Shared for Cee’s Flower of the Day.

31 Replies to “Hydrangea Flowers in October and November”

    1. They are getting towards the end by now – gradually turning paper bag brown as Tony, one of my blogging pals, described it. I still like them when they are brown though, especially when they go lacy.

  1. The late fall color of the oak leaf hydrangea is among my favorites. I love that pink dotted one you captured, looks like it has a case of the measles (which we thankfully seldom see anymore).

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