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PlantFiles: Crepe Myrtle, Crape Myrtle
Lagerstroemia 'Basham's Party Pink'

Family: Lythraceae (ly-THRAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Lagerstroemia (la-ger-STREEM-ee-a) (Info)
Cultivar: Basham's Party Pink

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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)
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)
USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Bloom Color:

Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer

Grown for foliage
Good Fall Color

Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Soil pH requirements:
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Patent Information:
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Propagation Methods:
From softwood cuttings
From semi-hardwood cuttings
From hardwood cuttings
From hardwood heel cuttings
By air layering

Seed Collecting:
Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds
Seed does not store well; sow as soon as possible

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4 positives
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive AwShucks On Apr 14, 2010, AwShucks from Houston, TX (Zone 8b) wrote:

This tree grows like a weed! I didn't realize how big it would be, and unfortunately planted it too close to the entrance of our barn. At 25 feet tall, it's the prettiest crepe myrtle I've seen. No need to prune a lot as it grows, just give it lots of space.

Positive crowellli On Jul 14, 2006, crowellli from Houston, TX (Zone 9a) wrote:

This is the best crepe myrtle I've ever grown. It is not bothered by the mildew and fungal problems that almost every other one I've tried has been plagued with. It does get very large, in excess of 20 feet tall, so allow it room to grow.

Positive restringel On Jun 8, 2006, restringel from Alice, TX wrote:

Hello. I bought 6 of these Myrtles last summer - 2005 and planted them immediately in my back yard. They grew like weeds. You should see them now. They must have grown over 12 ft. tall in just one year! I believe these will grow 25, maybe 30 ft. or more (in time). I am so excited. It is now June 8, 2006 and all of them are ready to bloom (the first time I get to see them bloom). They really grew fast!

Positive rcromer1 On Jul 7, 2004, rcromer1 from Edmond, OK wrote:

Basham Party Pink is our favorite crepe myrtle. Have been growing it since Southern Living featured it growing in Houston, about 20 years ago. We are in Edmond, OK. It blooms from mid-June until frost. We grow many kinds of crepe myrtles, but this one is the best. It grows 20 feet tall, with heavy pancles of bloom . Blooms are a beautiful shade of lavender pink.


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

Fountain, Florida
Kissimmee, Florida
Cookeville, Tennessee
Alice, Texas
Austin, Texas
Brownsville, Texas
College Station, Texas
Freeport, Texas
Houston, Texas
San Antonio, Texas
Willis, Texas

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