‘Lady in Red’ Hydrangea

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Hydrangea macrophylla ‘Lady in Red’ PP#15,175
USDA Hardiness Zones: 6a to 9b
This lady likes red but sometimes dresses in a soft pink or blue or even a deep, rich burgundy. ‘Lady in Red’™ hydrangea is a lace cap variety with deep red stems and leaf veins and foliage that ranges from a lush green in the summer to a reddish purple in the fall. With a mature height of 3 to 5 feet, it works especially well in containers but is equally at home in a woodland garden or against a foundation that gets shade or morning sun.
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Growth Size:   Medium Shrub - 3 to 5 feet tall, 3 to 5 feet wide
Growth Habit:   Mounding
Features:   Easy to Grow, Long-lived
Cold Hardy, Disease Resistant, Heat Tolerant, Water once a week in extreme heat
Attracts:   Butterflies
Garden Ideas:   
Cottage, Shade, Cutting
Flower features:    Showy Flowers, Good for Cut Flowers
Pinkish white lacecap summer blooms mature to burgundy rose. that bloom in spring through summer
Foliage type and color:    Deciduous, Green
Deep red stems and leaf veins complement the lush green foliage
Landscape Uses:    Beds, Shady areas, Grouping
Accent, Border, Container, Mass Planting, Specimen
‘Lady in Red’ Hydrangea is a Low maintenance plant
Growth Size:   Medium Shrub - 3 to 5 feet tall, 3 to 5 feet wide
Growth Rate:   Fast
Spacing:   4-5 ft apart
Exposure:   Full Sun to Partial Shade
Watering:   Evenly Moist
Soil Types:   Adaptable to pH   Moist, well-drained   Enriched with organic matter
General Plant Care:    Hydrangeas are easy-care shrubs that prefer to be planted in partial or afternoon shade. Hydrangeas will wilt in afternoon heat, but typically recover in morning. Consider planting your hydrangea in a spot where they get afternoon shade or watering more frequently during hot spells.
General Planting Tips:    Choose a site suited to your plant's light, soil, and space needs. Dig a hole twice as wide but no deeper than the container. Remove plant from container and loosen roots slightly. Place the plant in the hole. If using slow-release (coated) fertilizer, you may add it according to package directions at this time. Add soil back to the hole, ensuring the top of the soil from the container is even with the surrounding soil. Water well, and add more soil if needed. Add 2-3 inches of mulch around plant, taking care to keep away from stem or trunk. See our FAQ page for more details on Mulching.
General Fertilizing Tips:    Once in spring with a slow-release fertilizer recommended for this plant (shrub, tree) at a rate according to package directions.
General Pruning suggestions:    It is not necessary to prune hydrangeas, and many have flowers that age to lovely shades of pink, purple, green, beige, etc. if allowed to stay on the plant. If you need to prune, wait until after they bloom (usually late spring to mid-summer). Avoid late summer or fall pruning as mophead hydrangeas bloom on old wood, meaning flower buds are set in fall for the following spring. If your mophead suffers any winter damage to stems, wait until the plant has fully broken dormancy in spring (all new growth has begun). Be patient - this can take longer than you think! Then prune off any dead growth, being careful to not cut into any live stems (inside of stem will be green instead of brown).
Bloom Tips:    Remove flower stalks after blooms have faded
USDA Hardiness Zones: 6a to 9b

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