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Plants Used in the Governor's Landscape

Check out these nine plant varieties used in the Georgia governor's mansion project -- and the planting information for each zone.

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lady in red hydrangea has red stems
Photo 7 of 9This hydrangea should be planted in morning sun or partial shade.

Lady in Red Hydrangea(7 of 9)

Hydrangea macrophylla 'Lady in Red'

  • Deciduous shrub with dark green foliage with red stems and pinkish lacecap flowers

  • Plant in moist, but well-drained soil

  • Plant in morning sun or partial shade for all zones

  • Height: 3-5 feet

  • Width: 3-5 feet

Hardy in USDA zones 6-9:

  • Zone 6: Plant in spring or very early fall; apply extra mulch after first hard frost; cover with burlap or plastic in severe cold weather; avoid contact with salt; plant may fail to bloom if late season frosts occur; water regularly in dry spells during growing season.

  • Zone 7: Plant in early fall; cover with burlap or plastic in severe cold weather, especially in late winter; blooms may decrease if late season frosts occur; water regularly in dry spells during growing season.

  • Zone 8: Plant in early fall; blooms may decrease if late season frosts occur; water regularly in dry spells during growing season.

  • Zone 9: Plant in early fall; water regularly in dry spells during growing season.

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