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Lady in Red Hydrangea
Lady in Red Hydrangea is a lacecap that produces some of the most beautiful and unique flowers we've seen on a Hydrangea. The pinkish center florets are surrounded by a ring of white single petaled flowers. The flowers will turn to deep burgundy or red as they mature. Stunningly beautiful! Get all the details below

Lady in Red Hydrangea

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Lady in Red Lacecap Hydrangea
Hydrangea macrophylla 'Lady in Red'

USDA Plant Hardiness Zones: 5b-9b  Find Your Zone

Note: For our customers who live and garden north of USDA Cold Hardiness Zone 5a, where this Hydrangea is not winter hardy, you'll be happy to know that it can be grown in containers that can be brought indoors during winter and place back outside when temperatures warm up in spring.



Special Attributes

Lady in Red Hydrangea is a lacecap that produces some of the most beautiful and unique flowers we've seen on a Hydrangea. The pinkish center florets are surrounded by a ring of white single petaled flowers. The flowers will turn to deep burgundy or red as they mature. Stunningly beautiful!  Lime can be applied to increase the alkalinity of the soil and may offer more brilliant red flower color. The leaves of Lady in Red Hydrangea are large and dark green in color, and turn to colorful red shades in fall. Throughout the growing season the leaf veins and stems are red. No wonder they named this gorgeous plant Lady in Red!




Landscape & Garden Uses

Growing naturally 3-5 feet tall and 4-6 feet wide in a rounded mound, Lady in Red Hydrangea can be grown in garden beds or containers. It is ideal for use as a specimen or accent in home foundation plantings, flowering shrub borders and perennial gardens. In larger landscape spaces it is especially dramatic in small to large groupings or in straight or staggered rows as a colorful hedge.

Spacing:  3-4' for solid hedges;  8' or more for space between plants





Cultural Preferences

Lady in Red Hydrangea is very easy to grow in most any moist but well-drained soil with average fertility and full sun to part shade in northern zones and part shade (morning sun with afternoon shade or filtered sun) in southern zones. For best flowering, we suggest 4 hours of direct sun light per day. As with so many other ornamental plants, a constantly soggy or wet soil is problematic. Flower color is your choice. Acidic soils will make blue flowers while a neutral to slightly alkaline soil will make pink flowers.

Note:  Lady in Red is a Hydrangea macrophylla species that produces its flowers from buds that formed on "old wood" (during the previous year). This means that even though it is tempting to cut them back in the winter, when they are only bare sticks jutting out of the ground, don't do it. The flower buds are already formed and hidden in those bare sticks, so don't cut them off if you want flowers.

Get tips for proper pruning time and technique in our article titled How To Prune Various Types Of Hydrangea 



Helpful Articles

Click on a link below to get helpful advice from our experts on how to plant and care for mophead Hydrangeas.







Plant Details

USDA Plant Hardiness Zones: 5b-9b  Find Your Zone
Shrub Type:  Deciduous Flowering Shrub
Height at Maturity:  3-5'
Width at Maturity: 4-6'
Growth Habit / Form:  Bushy, Dense, Globose/Round, Mounding
Flower Color:  Pink & White turning to Deep Red
Flower Size:  Clusters 6 to 8 inches in diameter
Flowering Period:  Late Spring, Summer
Flower Type:  Lacecap
Fragrant Flowers:  No
Foliage Color:  Dark Green
Fragrant Foliage:  No
Berries:  NA
Berry Color:  NA
Sun Needs:  Part Shade, Morning Sun, Filtered Sun (South) - Sun or Part Shade (North)
Water Needs:  Average, Lower when established
Soil Type:  Clay (amended), Loam, Sand (amended), Silt 
Soil Moisture / Drainage:  Well Drained Moist
Soil pH:  6.0 - 8.5 (Moderately Acid to Moderately Alkaline)
Maintenance / Care:  Low
Attracts:  Visual Attention
Resistances:  Disease, Drought (when established in part shade), Heat, Humidity, Insect



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