Amethyst Hydrangea on Titanium White Enamel – Bookmark with Ruler Markings in Solid Brass


The name “hydrangea” was first coined in modern Latin in 1753 by Linnaeus. The word is a compound of the Greek words “hydr” (a stem of the word “hydor,” which means water) and “angeion,” which means “vessel.” The name is a testament to the cup-shaped seed pods of the flower.

Purple hydrangeas, halfway between pink and blue shades, generally symbolize a desire to understand someone on a deeper level.

The color purple is also representative of wealth and abundance, so a purple hydrangea can also represent prosperity.