Plant ID forum: Help settle a friendly wager

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mdbe
Apr 25, 2018 9:54 PM CST
Hi,

Are these hydrangeas or geraniums? We made a little friendly bet.

Thank you.
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Name: Rj
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crawgarden
Apr 25, 2018 10:07 PM CST
Hydrangea
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islander
Apr 25, 2018 10:43 PM CST
Hydrangea

who won?
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luis_pr
Apr 26, 2018 7:24 AM CST
You are probably thinking of pelargoniums, a "cousin" of geraniums and a very common house plant. Hydrangea leaves are serrated and sort of heart shaped though.

The ones in the picture are hydrangea macrophylla mophead blooms. It is kind of early to be seeing blooms this open. Is it a picture from last year? Just walked around my hydrangeas and the flower buds are in the "broccoli phase". ;o)
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Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Apr 26, 2018 7:59 AM CST
Yes, definitely Hydrangeas (Hydrangea)



Not Pelargoniums (Pelargonium) (commonly called Geranium)




Not Geraniums (Geranium)



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Georgia
mdbe
Apr 26, 2018 2:08 PM CST
I lost. I guess girls do have a thing for flowers 👍 thank you all for the informative pictures and explanations
Name: Kyle
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quercusnut
Apr 27, 2018 1:26 AM CST
Funny. I knew a guy once who called Hydrangeas 'Higeraniums'.
Name: Lin
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)

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plantladylin
Apr 27, 2018 7:43 AM CST
"Higeraniums"!!! Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing
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Name: Kyle
Middle TN (Zone 7a)
Region: Tennessee Plant and/or Seed Trader Cat Lover Dog Lover Roses Ferns
Hostas Foliage Fan Bromeliad Heucheras Native Plants and Wildflowers Birds
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quercusnut
Apr 27, 2018 1:12 PM CST
Haha. I know. I very gently and tactfully corrected him.

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