Hydrangea paniculata, also known as Peegee hydrangea, owes its species name to the elongated, branched shape of its inflorescences, called panicles. Panicles bloom from midsummer to mid-autumn. Green, pink, white or cream, they measure from 15 to 30cm in length, depending on the variety, and change color in autumn. From the classic hydrangea paniculata ‘Kyushu’ to the giant ‘Levana’ or ‘Phantom’ or the dwarf forms of ‘Silver Dollar’ and ‘Little Lime’, there are around fifty varieties. In the garden, panicle hydrangeas are excellent multi-purpose flowering shrubs.

Old rose is a shade close to soft red. This shade is slightly darker than vieux rose. This makes the color more elegant and less feminine. That’s why it’s so popular in modern living rooms and Zen bedrooms.

It is distinguished by its sobriety. It’s an ideal shade for elegantly decorating a bohemian or Scandinavian living room.

Finding the ideal location for your Herbarium will be child’s play.

At its simplest, look for strong light exposure to make the surrounding liquid glow, on dark furniture to bring out the magnificent hues of the leaves.

Sublimate your interior with soothing, natural and luminous atmospheres, for a decoration that reflects your personality.

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Plant informations

This is a deciduous shrub, less than 2 m high. The leaves are medium-green, broad and oval.

In Japan, its bark was used to make certain types of paper. It is now a species used as an ornamental shrub in shady locations, and is easily found in France.

You’ll also hear “hydrangea tree” in reference to this plant, as it can be pruned to have a single trunk or just a few large trunks. Pruning in this way allows you to accentuate a tree-like canopy.

PeeGee hydrangeas will grow between 10 and 25 feet tall. Exact height and spread will depend on pruning and growing conditions. These are fast-growing shrubs, capable of putting on 2 feet of height a few years under the best conditions. They flower from mid to late summer.

The large, cone-shaped flower heads (or “panicles”) are widest where they meet the stem, tapering downwards. They contain white “flowers” which are in fact mainly sterile sepals (petal-like plant parts). As such, they last much longer than true flowers. Flower heads turn pink over time before fading or turning brown for the winter.

A typical panicle can be 9 inches long and 7 inches in diameter at its widest point.

Weightlessly immersed in its preservative liquid and presented in an elegant bottle, it invites you to contemplate and let go, for serenity and calm.

Decorative tips

A practical and inexpensive way to decorate your home!

Lilac is a contemporary color, capable of adapting to any room in your house or apartment. As colors in the violet family tend to make a room look larger, it’s possible to go for a total look, but we recommend inviting in a few touches.

Whether pastel or dark, lilac goes with just about everything:

Lilac and white: because it goes with everything, white, combined with lilac, will only enhance the luminosity of a room that lacks it.

Lilac and pink: a romantic combination of feminine hues that’s perfect for interiors with a touch of retro.

Lilac and grey: the contrasting effect of these two colors is particularly successful.

Lilac and green: the opposite of violet on the color wheel, green can energize it while recalling the 1970s.

Lilac and blue: two natural shades ideal when you need to be zen or boost your concentration.

Lilac and yellow: a good complementary color to violet, yellow mixed with lilac is sure to sparkle!

Pure, soothing, natural and innovative, these herbariums in flasks are equally at home in the kitchen, on a shelf, in the living room, in the bedroom or even in the bathroom…

With no need for direct sunlight or maintenance, l’Herbarium de Théophile adds a touch of greenery and softness to your home decor.

Enhanced by the light of a lamp, mirror or other decorative object, these bottled plants fit in anywhere, whatever the room and style of your decor. The bottles can be mixed and matched as you wish.


If you don’t like gardening, or just don’t have the time for it, l’Herbarium de Théophile is the solution!

No roots, watering, repotting, flowering, potting soil or fertilizers – just relax and enjoy this natural interlude in your home.

Thanks to the transparency of the glass, and its “magnifying glass” effect, you can contemplate the smallest details, berries, peduncles, flowers and leaves. These Herbariums are a new way of enjoying plants at home.

The beauty of this product also lies in the fact that each plant is different and unique. Les Herbariums de Théophile make original gift ideas for lovers of nature and clean design.

If you take the right precautions, they can be enjoyed and appreciated for a long time, without any maintenance.

Dimensions of existing bottle plants

We offer 4 different formats for these Herbariums:

  • Glass apothecary bottle, cylindrical, 1.69 fl.oz with wooden cap: height 10.5 cm x diameter 4.5 cm.
  • Glass apothecary bottle, cylindrical, 3.38 fl.oz with wooden cap: height 12 cm x diameter 4.7 cm.
  • Timeless rectangular 3.38 fl.oz glass bottle with wooden cap: height 17 cm x length 5.8 cm x width 2.6 cm. Warning: Antique apothecary bottle. May have imperfections on the glass.
  • Glass apothecary bottle, cylindrical, 11.83 fl.oz with wooden cap: 21 cm high x 6 cm diameter.

Precautions & conditions of use

Natural, not artificial plants.

Please observe the precautions and conditions of use to optimize the shelf life of these natural plants.

Like nature, each plant is unique. Natural items are all different and may contain irregularities.

Do not shake the bottle, as plants remain fragile. Each plant is different, and each model is unique: size, color and shape may vary.

Keep away from heat and UV rays.
Prolonged exposure to direct sunlight may cause discoloration. Do not heat or freeze. Temperature changes may damage contents.

Do not open the bottle. If the liquid comes into contact with your skin, wash thoroughly with soap. The liquid is not harmful to the human body.

The "second life" Herbariums

In order to up-cycle and give a second life to certain plants, we have the opportunity to work with nurseries offering unsold stock.

These anti-waste Herbariums are then offered periodically, announced to our Newsletter subscribers, and marked with the appellation “second life” when sold at lower cost.

So don’t hesitate to sign up for our Newsletter to benefit from special offers, good deals and keep up to date with our latest news!


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L’Herbarium de Théophile – Immersed Hydrangea Peegee Tender red – Bottle plant

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WELL-BEING (n.m.): Pleasant state resulting from satisfaction of the body’s needs and calmness of mind.
Synonyms: happiness, bliss, tranquility.

Beyond aesthetics, it’s the quest for calm and harmony that has prompted the Théophile Berthon brand to bring you its new collection of unique, natural bottled plants: L’Herbarium de Théophile.

The reflection of our emotions and our psychological well-being play a vital role in our health and therefore our beauty. Indeed, well-being is not limited to body care, but also depends on our state of mind.


Contemplate with serenity, let go and let your emotions speak for themselves…

For an inspiring and original interior design, collect our natural plants preserved in their apothecary bottles.

These little bits of nature captured in a delightful vial are also a truly unique gift to give to people you care about, who are fans of well-being, plants and minimalist design.

Each plant is carefully selected and hand-inserted into its vial. Different formats and plant species are available.

These unique models, made in our workshops in the South of France, are inspired by traditional herbarium methods.

Thanks to our preservative liquid in which the top-quality plants are then immersed, these plants have a long-lasting, maintenance-free shelf life.

L’Herbarium de Théophile – Immersed Hydrangea Peegee Tender red – Bottle plant
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