Here is the bouquet with this beautiful flowers.

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I found similar flowers in internet, but nothing about their name.

enter image description here It looks like Hydrangea but has noticable differences, so I'm still searching.


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    Zuz, I thought this would be a slam dunk. Like you, the only pictures that looked right was the picture you sent and nowhere do they tell us the name. The closest is Evolvulus pilosus. But they all have a white center. I get so OCD with ID. Questions; are these flowers in the bouquet fresh or dried? I've gone out to look for white flowers that might have been dyed as well. Dying flowers is very common. I've tried to use your keyboard for scale but it would help to know the size of these flowers, are the flowers you have fresh or dried?
    – stormy
    Dec 22, 2016 at 22:04
  • I'm not convinced these are real flowers - can you try to damage a petal to find out?
    – Bamboo
    Dec 22, 2016 at 22:32
  • Also be helpful to see the stems of the flowers, if there are any - if these are fake, you can often tell by the stems
    – Bamboo
    Dec 22, 2016 at 22:38

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Let me preface this answer with:
Thank you. Now I have another plant on my garden wish list.

This beauty is a comparatively new cultivar of Hydrangea macrophylla with filled blooms.

It is based on Japanese breeder Irie Ryoji's H19-17 or H. macrophylla "Love". Dutch breeders Van Klaveren developed the "You & Me" series, the blue version is You & Me 'Together'.

They are also available as cut flowers, e.g. from here:
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So yes, this is a real plant, not a silk replica.

  • My internet's driving me mad, seems to have gone on a go slow for Christmas, so I can't access any of the links you've given to have a look. Should I ever be able to do so, I'll get back - I did actually google the other day for new hybrids of hydrangea, but nothing came up... but still not convinced, the blooms in the pic don't seem to have stems and don't seem to be in water
    – Bamboo
    Dec 23, 2016 at 16:41
  • Yep, Hydrangea You and Me Together (dear oh dear, what a name)...vote given!
    – Bamboo
    Dec 23, 2016 at 16:49
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    Grins, dang good job Stephie! What a hoot!! But Bamboo is right. How the hell can flowers stay looking so good without water? And still that wouldn't allow for more than a day or two! I think these are silks and that new hydrangea either was the model or it was modeled after these silk flowers. Amazing what we can do with ONE picture and a few words of explanation. This site really needs to address this topic. Far more people would be able to make use of our feedback if we had a more automated system at the very beginning, just naggin'...grins!!
    – stormy
    Dec 23, 2016 at 23:05
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    @stormy: Erm, this is one stem and the photo is taken straight from above. Of course you can't see a stem or vase. My florist (and I) would use a small tube-like vase (a narrow jam jar or bottle) and nestle it inside the arrangement of dry twigs. It's absolutely doable and if done right, one could even exchange the live flowers without disrupting the whole thing.
    – Stephie
    Dec 24, 2016 at 5:53
  • @ZuzEL, I guess a few users here are looking forward to your definitive report on the big "silk or real" debate once you get back to the office ^_^
    – Stephie
    Dec 24, 2016 at 9:27

This is a "silk", dried and dyed or otherwise replication of a Hydrangea.

  • I do think they are fake and are a replication of the newbie Hydrangea...or viseversa. The Hydrangea promoted to replicate these silk flowers. So much fun these detective ID's off one photo and a few words or explanation.
    – stormy
    Dec 23, 2016 at 23:08
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    We used to carry a line of silks from France at a nursery I worked at that were unbelievably realistic unless felt by hand. Oh. They often came in a "nest" of silver or glitter painted twigs such as this.
    – Brenn
    Dec 23, 2016 at 23:18
  • @stormy I added side photo
    – ZuzEL
    Dec 24, 2016 at 9:28
  • Brenn...hold on. Until we get to actually see these flowers in very large tubes of water or a tube, they still might be dry or silk. Really, silks were amazing!! Fresh flowers aren't that worshiped by everyone. AND, if they are fresh they are in the process of drying...this little bit of water in a tube, supported by these twigs is the perfect way to dry hydrangeas! i just gotta know for sure...
    – stormy
    Dec 24, 2016 at 23:11
  • @Brenn - good point about the dead twigs - that's what makes me think this is more likely a silk replica too,but we'll never know unless we see inside the bouquet....
    – Bamboo
    Dec 27, 2016 at 23:39

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