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Is this a Hydrangea?

Posted by melaroma 6 (My Page) on
Tue, Oct 13, 09 at 16:28

I'm from Puerto Rico where we have Cruz de Malta which looks like Hydrangeas.

Cruzdemalta

Cruz de malta

They are tropical and come in regular size (4-6ft) and miniature (2-3ft)

Does anyone know if these would be considered Hydrangeas? I now live in Utah and always think of Cruz de Malta when I see my Hydrangeas, I had to ask!

they come in red, orange, yellow or white.


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RE: Is this a Hydrangea?

  • Posted by morz8 Z8 Wa coast (My Page) on
    Tue, Oct 13, 09 at 19:05

No, not related but the blooms do give a similar effect don't they. Ixora (Cruz de Malta) belongs to the family Rubiaceae, hydrangea to the family Hydrangeaceae.

How pretty! I only wish hydrangea came in that shade red or orange, I'd be growing those for sure.


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RE: Is this a Hydrangea?

Lovely!


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