Oakleaf Hydrangea – Hydrangea quercifolia – is a shrub in the Hydrangeaceae family. One of the major attractions of the oakleaf hydrangea is undoubtedly the show it puts on in autumn.

The color lilac is a variation on purple, just like eggplant, lavender or mauve. A blend of red and blue, lilac creates different moods in your home. A symbol of sensuality, purity and mystery, lilac also invites peace and harmony, making it particularly suitable for bedrooms and bathrooms. When you choose lilac, you’re opting for a relaxing, friendly decor for your home.

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

Oakleaf hydrangea (Hydrangea quercifolia) is native to southeastern North America. It grows in dry forests.

Oakleaf hydrangea is an upright bush, one to one-and-a-half meters high, which is as wide as it is tall when fully grown. Annual growth can reach 30 centimetres. Its reddish, down-covered shoots are astonishing. When fully grown, the roots partially branch.

Its name says it all: the semi-evergreen foliage of the oakleaf hydrangea differs markedly from that of other hydrangeas: it’s more reminiscent of the American red oak (Quercus rubra). The leaves, 10 to 20 centimetres long and almost as wide, are found on long stems, are elongated ovals with coarse, irregularly shaped lobes numbering three, five or seven. The underside is gray-green with gray down, while the upper side is dark green with a slightly wrinkled appearance. Its autumn coloring is simply sumptuous: the whole bush glows with hues ranging from orange to red to dark brown.

In midsummer, between July and August, white panicles 10 to 25 centimetres long and almost as wide open up, fading to a muted pink. It’s mainly the large-flowered varieties that tilt their flowers slightly towards the ground, while the small-flowered ones remain upright.

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 5 different formats for these Herbariums:

  • Glass apothecary bottle, cylindrical, 1.19 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.
  • Timeless rectangular 16.90 fl.oz glass bottle with wooden cap: height 26 cm x length 9.2 cm x width 4 cm.

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.

Do not drink liquid. Keep out of reach of children and pets.

In case of medical advice, keep label available and quote UFI number: M7Q0-E01V-800G-G59Y.

The "second life" Herbariums

To give your Herbarium a second life, you can send it back to us. We’ll be happy to send you a new Herbarium with your chosen plant variety, at a fraction of the cost. This option will be introduced shortly. The bottle must be intact and unopened.


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L’Herbarium de Théophile – Immersed Hydrangea Oak leaf Lilac – 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 Oak leaf Lilac – Bottle plant
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