Monday, April 1, 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm – Becoming Hydrangea: The Wild History of a Popular Garden Plant


Larry Hufford, Ph.D., Plant Systematics and Evolution at Washington State University, will speak in the Hunnewell Building of the Arnold Arboretum on Monday, April 1, beginning at 7 pm, on Becoming Hydrangea: The Wild History of a Popular Garden Plant. Hydrangeas are among our most popular garden plants, but what were they and where were they before hydrangeas entered gardens? Larry Hufford will explore the history of the hydrangea family in the wild. He will look at hydrangea’s desert roots, the origin of its two forms of flowers, including the flag flowers so prominent in garden varieties, and what happens when hydrangeas migrate to tropical forests.  Free for Arboretum members, $10 nonmember.  Register on line at www.arboretum.harvard.edu.

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