15 July, 2008


 Photo:  Flowers of  hydrangea in my home 

Hydrangea ( Hortensia) is native in Japan.   Flowers are produced

from May to June.  A variety of types, or cultivars,  are grown in 
Japan island.    The colour of flowers are white, blue, pink or 

Dr. Siebold named one cultivar as Hydrangea otakusa Siebold et
Zuccani.    " otakusa " mean Otaki, who was Japanese wife of Dr.
Von Siebold.   Von Siebold used to call his wife "Otakusa" and 
named a Hydrangea after her.

    → http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Philipp_Franz_von_Siebold