FireCracker Crepe Myrtle

Bradenton, FL(Zone 9a)

My fire cracker crepe myrtle is blooming again. It was a K-mart disaster when I bought it a year ago, like $2.00 for a 3 gal pot. Nothing but some bare twigs. It's starting to come back though.

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(Zone 7a)

I hadn't seen this one. That is really beautiful!

Pine City, MN(Zone 4a)

That is very pretty!

That's a Whitcolm patented plant, if memory serves. Check out the leaves - notice they are thicker and have a more reddish tint to them (as well as the stems). Whitcolm has produced some interesting crepe myrtles - I have his Red Rocket as well as his Raspberry Sundae crepe myrtles. Very pretty!

Dave

Bradenton, FL(Zone 9a)

Dave it does have a red tint to the leaves. How do you find a particular cultivator's plants. I've never heard of Whitcolm. Do you have any pics of the other ones that you have?

MG, I have an interest in Crepe Myrtles, so I'm familiar with most of the cultivars and the growers of them. I read Whitcolm's patent applications, which is why I'm so familiar with those in particular.

I don't have any pictures of the Raspberry Sundae yet, but I do have pictures of the Red Rocket.

http://davesgarden.com/gj/dave/viewentry/3364.html

Scroll down to see the latest pictures, including blooms.

Dave

Biloxi, MS(Zone 8b)

Dave,
I have a friend that is looking for a Crepe Myrtle that is purple with white trim(Flowers)....any idea where he can get one?

Gloria

Bradenton, FL(Zone 9a)

WOW, Dave that's gorgeous. How did you get ahold of those seeds, I'm assuming it was a seed. Can you buy them anywhere?

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