The most common color for hydrangeas is white, but this flowering shrub can also bloom blue, pink, light purple, light green or dark purple. The color of the bloom is often determined by the pH level of the soil in which the hydrangea is planted — the same specimen could grow pink in alkaline soil and blue in acidic soil.
Whatever color you choose, a hydrangea is a wonderful addition to any home with its dramatic blooms. It is also beloved of gardeners as an addition to a cutting garden. With a few mature hydrangeas on your property, you may find you have more blossoms that you could ever need — meaning you'll have plenty to gift to friends.