Sunday, June 24, 2007
Lady In Red (Hydrangea macrophylla)
This lacecap variety of the hydrangea is an interesting plant.. I actually planted it last year for it's foliage.. The leavs turn reddish purple in the fall. The flat lacecaps are an added bonus. When it is spring and summer the veins in the leaves are red also.
It has grown like crazy this year.. I always use the 3 years rule before hydrangeas will be a solid reliable plant.. After one year it has been wonderful. It is more compact than a mophead. It also grows in US zones 6-9, so it won't grow where I grew up in Idaho.. Bummer!