Lagerstroemia indica Pink Velour®

Lagerstroemia indica Pink Velour®

Homegrown fireworks? Close!  Lagerstroemia indica Pink Velour® boasts intense magenta pink blooms in the mid-summer months and perpetuates into early fall.

As if the blooms were not dazzling enough, the foliage does not disappoint as it transitions from a deep red, reminiscent of wine, to a remarkable purplish-green hue. The foliage alone provides a spectacle that entertains from spring to fall.

Highly versatile in the garden, this compact, multi-stemmed shrub flourishes as either a container plant or part of a border design. Proven to be among the hardiest of the crepe myrtles, Pink Velour® has no problem toughing out an early frost. Also, it has been praised for its high resistance to powdery mildew, a common garden pest, as well as drought.

Lagerstroemia indica Pink Velour® is the 2015 Scott Associates spring dividend. Members can pick up their dividend at the Unusual Tropicals and Annuals Sale on Saturday, May 16 from 10 am to 3 pm.

Grace Byrne
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