General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Partial or Dappled Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Plant Height: 3 feet
Plant Spread: 3 feet
Leaves: Good fall color
Fruit: Dehiscent
Flowers: Showy
Blooms on old wood
Flower Time: Summer
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Resistances: Powdery Mildew
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Cuttings: Cane
Pollinators: Bees
Miscellaneous: Patent/Plant Breeders' Rights: PP15,175
Parentage: Otaksa x unknown
Child plants: one child plant

Common names
  • Lacecap Hydrangea
  • Hydrangea
  • Bigleaf Hydrangea

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Location: My garden, KY
Date: June 2020
Location: full sun - zone 7
Date: 2020-06-20

Date: 2018-06-27
Location: NJ
Date: 2013-06-19
Location: My garden, KY
Date: June                      2020
Location: Belmont garden
Date: 2011-0419
Location: Belmont garden
Date: 2011-0624
Lady in Red is behind the little girl statue.
Location: Belmont garden
Date: 2012-0723
In need of some trimming!
Location: Belmont garden
Date: 2011-0701
Early July color, which will change in autumn.

Date: 2011-06-28
Photo Courtesy of Hydrangeas Plus Used with Permission
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  • Posted by frankrichards16 (Clinton, Michigan - Zone 5b) on Mar 4, 2018 9:22 AM concerning plant:
    Hydrangea 'Lady in Red' is a lacecap type hydrangea that was developed by Michael A. Dirr from the University of Georgia Research Foundation (PP15175, 2004). An open-pollinated seedling of Hydrangea macrophylla 'Otaksa' (Japanese, ~1862).

    The new cultivar is noted for its reddish-purple stems, leaf veins, leaf stocks, and fall leaf color. Also it has good mildew resistance. Later used as female parent of Hydrangea macrophylla Endless Summer® Twist-n-Shout 'PIIHM-I'

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