Many Europeans, especially French, have put many of our plants on the map of Europe in recent centuries. They did it with imported plants such as Hydrangea coming from the North American and Asian continents. Hydrangea and Hydrangea Arborescens Quercifolia comes from North America, all the other species of the same plant are from Asia.
It was the beginning of the 1800s as Hydrangea macrophylla and large flowered Hydrangea began to appear in Europe. It is this plant, with its colorful blue to pink shades was of interest to botanists and collectors.
It was also the French botanists who started with hybridization of large-leaved Hydrangea to give us rainbows in all the beautiful colors we see today. Hydrangea macrophylla – Mariesii perfecta a hybridization of the French botanist Victor Lemoine, 1904, was one of the earliest hybrids in the European market. Hyrdrangean is today one of the 10 most beautiful flowers in the world. We have the French to thank for that we received so many beautiful flowers in our gardens.