Lady In Red® Hydrangea
Lady In Red® Hydrangea
Hydrangea macrophylla Lady In Red' Plant Patent #15,175Item #2874 USDA Hardiness Zone: 6 - 9
Offers distinctive color and style to the landscape over many seasons. Pinkish-white lacecap flowers mature to a lush burgundy rose. Deep red stems and leaf veins complement the lush green foliage which becomes reddish-purple in fall. Deciduous.
- OverviewLight Needs:Partial sunWatering Needs:Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.Average Landscape Size:Compact, mounded shrub 3 to 5 ft. high and wide.
- DetailDeciduous/evergreen:DeciduousGrowth rate:ModerateAverage landscape size:Compact, mounded shrub 3 to 5 ft. high and wide.Foliage color:GreenBlooms:SummerFlower color:PinkGarden styleCottagePatent Act:Asexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.Design IdeasThis gorgeous hydrangea is the perfect foundation shrub for older homesites under canopies of old shade trees. Makes a beautiful seasonal accent for back of the border. Use for close up interest in outdoor living spaces with close up flower appreciation. Adapts beautifully to sheltering tree groves and fence lines. Perfect for large pots on porch, patio or terrace.Companion PlantsCombine this beauty with other lovers of shaded conditions such as Magnoliaeflora Camellia, (Camellia japonica "Magnoliaeflora'), Dwarf Purple Rhododendron, (Rhododendron impeditum), European Ostrich Fern, (Matteuccia struthiopteris). It would be stellar with Black Tulip Magnolia, (Magnolia x soulangiana 'JURmag1') and Vaughn's Lillie Oak Leaf Hydrangea, (Hydrangea quercifolia 'Vaughn's Lillie').
- CareCare InformationFollow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Provide well-drained soil, rich in organic matter. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before spring growth. Prune to shape after flowering.Pruning time: summer after flowering.Light Needs:Partial sunWatering Needs:Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
- History & LoreHistory:Lady In Red was developed by Michael Dirr at the Horticulture Dept of the Univeristy of Georgia. This plant was selected from open pollinated seedlings of H. macrophylla 'Otaska'. The species originates in Japan, and associated first with English explorer Sir Joseph Banks. The genus contains over 80 species, most native to Asia except H. quercifolia, and American native.Lore:Bigleaf hydrangeas feature two flower styles known as mophead and lacecap. Mophead florets are composed of entirely sterile florets. With lacecaps only the small inconspicuous flowers at the center of the ring of sterile florets are fertile.