JULY – NOVEMBER
“FRESH BLOOMS” ARE THE FIRST BLOOMS FROM THE PLANTS PRODUCING PINKS, PURPLES, BLUES, AND WHITES
SEPTEMBER – NOVEMBER
“ANTIQUES” ARE BLOOMS LEFT ON THE PLANTS, PRODUCING A MARBLED BLOOM, WITH MANY LAYERS OF COLORS.
Sun Valley Hydrangea are nurtured in the gentle sea breezes and moderate coastal climate of Sun Valley's Arcata, California location… ideal conditions to grow Hydrangea slowly, yielding vigorous plants with extraordinary blooms.
HISTORY: Hydrangea is widely cultivated in the gardens of China and Japan. Fossils of parts of Hydrangea plants have been found in regions of China and North America.
FARM FRESH: The Hydrangea grows and matures in fertile soil under the protective cover of shade houses: filtering the sunlight and tempering the rain. Sun Valley transforms some varieties’ bloom color by the careful adjustment of the soil alkalinity. Acres of Hydrangea plants produce enormous flower heads on strong plants with great stem length, greener foliage, and ultimately, better lasting quality.
CARE & HANDLING: Upon arrival cut Hydrangea stems and hold under hot water for 5 seconds. Place into a clean container with fresh, tepid water and floral hydrating solution. Remove any fading petals. Keep in cool location out of direct sunlight and drafts. Replenish water as needed. If a bloom is deflated upon arrival, rehydrate the Hydrangea by immersing the bloom in fresh cold water for 1 hour.