Peppermint Lace Crape Myrtle
Lagerstroemia indica 'Peppermint Lace'
Once established, needs only occasional watering.
|Botanical Pronunciation||la-ger-STRE-mee-a IN-dih-kuh|
|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.|
|Average Size at Maturity||Moderate grower to 15 to 20 ft. tall and wide.|
|Bloom Time||Early Summer through Fall|
|Design Ideas||The aptly named 'Peppermint Lace' carries deep-pink flowers edged in white in late summer to early fall, making a lively and bold accent in the landscape. Use it by driveways, walkways and especially below high decks and balconies for a view of the spectacular flower show that appears over the crown.|
|Flower Attribute||Showy Flowers|
|Landscape Use||Container, Firescaping/Fire Wise, Privacy Screen, Specimen|
|Light Needs||Full sun|
|Soil Needs||Tree & Shrub Food|
|Special Feature||Attracts Butterflies, Attracts Hummingbirds, Fall Color, Waterwise, Year-round Interest, Pet Friendly|
|Watering Needs||Once established, needs only occasional watering.|
|Key Feature||Summer Flowering|
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. Prune old flower heads to encourage more blossoms.
This Plant's Growing Zones: 7 - 9