Crepe Myrtle, Crape Myrtle
Lagerstroemia 'Violet Filli'

Family: Lythraceae (ly-THRAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Lagerstroemia (la-ger-STREEM-ee-a) (Info)
Cultivar: Violet Filli
Additional cultivar information:(PP14267; Fleming Filligrees series, aka Violet Filligree)
Hybridized by Fleming
Registered or introduced: 2001
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Height:

12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Spacing:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)

USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)

USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)

USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Bloom Color:

Violet/Lavender

Bloom Time:

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Foliage:

Deciduous

Good Fall Color

Other details:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:

5.1 to 5.5 (strongly acidic)

5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:

N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Ludington, Michigan

Brick, New Jersey

Jamesburg, New Jersey

Richmond, Texas

Gardeners' Notes:

2
positives
1
neutral
0
negatives
RatingContent
Positive

On Oct 25, 2012, vossner from Richmond, TX (Zone 9a) wrote:

the lavender color of blooms is nothing new, but its compact size is.

Positive

On Oct 13, 2011, Cheryl8 from Monroe Township, NJ (Zone 7a) wrote:

I love this shrub, however it has outgrown it's stated 18" x 18". When I purchased it two years ago it was about 12" tall, my "Violet Filli" shrub is now 3' x 3'.

Neutral

On Sep 1, 2008, plantaholic186 from Winnetka, IL wrote:

I found this plant at a big box store, go figure. It seems too good to be true, a zone 4 crapemyrtle, but I'm willing to try it. Beautiful flowers, and it looks great next to Veronica or Lobelia syphilitica.