Hydrangea macrophylla Kompeito
Hydrangea macrophylla Kompeito
November 29, 2018
Hydrangea macrophylla Lanarth White
Hydrangea macrophylla Lanarth White
November 29, 2018

Hydrangea macrophylla Lady in Red


The distinctive characteristic of Hydrangea macrophylla ‘Lady in Red’ is its red stems, red petioles and red leaf veins.

Inflorescence: The lacecap corymbs, 130mm across, open in late spring as either pale pink or light blue, depending on soil conditions. Aging to a burgundy rose later in the season as the foliage changes to rich purple.


Bred by Michael A. Dirr of the University of Georgia, USA in 2004.

Zones: 6 to 9

Size: Medium (to 1.25m).

Color in neutral soil:
Pale pink (fertile flowers are blue-purple)

Color in acidic soil with AI present:
Light blue

Ray florets: 4 sepals, slightly serrated, rounded, overlapping, maturing from pale pink to burgundy rose. 40mm diam.

Leaves: Simple, opposite and deciduous. Broadly ovate to broadly elliptic. Margin: serrate. Apex: apiculate. Base: attenuate. Venation pattern: pinnate. Texture of adaxial and abaxial surfaces: smooth, glabrous, moderately glossy. 120mm l x 60mm w.