• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Once established, needs only occasional watering.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Vigorous grower to only 5 ft. tall, 4 ft. wide.
    Key Feature:
    Summer Flowering
    Blooms:
    Summer
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:la-ger-STRE-mee-a IN-di-ka
    Plant type:Shrub, Tree
    Deciduous/evergreen:Deciduous
    Sunset climate zones:7 - 10, 12 - 14, 18 - 21
    Growth rate:Fast
    Average landscape size:Vigorous grower to only 5 ft. tall, 4 ft. wide.
    Foliage color:Green
    Blooms:Summer
    Flower color:Purple
    Flower attributesShowy Flowers
    Garden styleCottage
    Design IdeasA great specimen shrub that bursts into lilac-orchid flower in late summer. Use it to cool a garden sitting room, as a focal point in the landscape, and in front of dark evergreens.
    Companion PlantsThis great little beauty belongs with other solid bloomers such as Rainbow Knock Out Rose, (Rosa x 'Radcor'), Little Sprite Russian Sage, (Perovskia atriciplicifolia 'Little Sprite'), Thumbelina Leigh English Lavender, (Lavandula antustifolia 'Thumbelina Leigh') and Blue River II Rose Mallow, (Hibiscus x 'Blue River II").
  • Care
    Care Information
    Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring. For a formal appearance, shear annually after flowering.Pruning time: winter.
    Light Needs:
    Light needs: Full Sun
    Full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Low
    Once established, needs only occasional watering.
  • History & Lore
    History:
    This crape myrtle was developed by Monrovia and introduced in 1962. Its parent is a tree native to the Pacific Rim from China to the South Pacific. Michaux was the first to grow them in America at his nursery in South Carolina about 1786. Trees eventually became a staple of the deep South where many new cultivars were proven for disease resistance.
    Lore:
    The earliest crepe myrtle trees were grown by Michaux and sent from his nursery to man of our nation's most important early plantations such as Montechello and Mount Vernon.