“A dead hydrangea is as intricate and lovely as one in bloom.” -Toni Morrison, Tar Baby (1981) The Heavenly Hues of Hydrangeas The colors of the blossoms are what really make the hydrangea stand out (depending on the acidity of the soil). From pink, white and green, to blue, the hydrangea’s hues include almost every shade of lavender and violet to deep purple. . . .