Blue Hydrangea Painting "Blue Beauties" 9x12 Cotton Archival Canvas (3/4 in. depth_ Donated to Church Auction A little boy bought it for his Mom for Mother's Day (that made me smile) I am not able to grow blue hydrangeas in Florida but have been able to buy potted plants that will last a season. A great substitute that I have found for the Hydrangea is the the Seminole Dombeya. It grows large pink hydrangea like blooms and is a strong and sturdy plant for the South Florida. In fact, it can take a hard cut back and blooms twice a year. The bees love the flowers. Since I can't grown one of my favorite blooming flowers, I often just paint them so I can enjoy the blooms all year long!