peegee hydrangea


pee·​gee hydrangea
: a shrub (Hydrangea paniculata grandiflora) having large panicles of white flowers that turn pink as the flowers mature

Word History


peegee probably from the initial letters of New Latin paniculata (specific epithet of Hydrangea paniculata grandiflora), feminine of paniculatus paniculate, and New Latin grandiflora (varietal epithet of Hydrangea paniculata grandiflora), feminine of grandiflorus large-flowered, from Latin grandis large, great + Late Latin -florus -florous

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“Peegee hydrangea.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Nov. 2023.

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