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Friday, July 12, 2013

Crape myrtle



While I was getting my new hen, I passed this crape myrtle, the darkest red I have ever seen. Exbf was as impressed as I.

The picture does not do it justice.  Those highlights on the flowers did not exist.

I felt guilty, but I took two small limbs from the bottom to try and grow my own. I have many small pieces from the two limbs I got. They are in a jar of water in the kitchen window. Now, I wonder if I should have shoved the limbs down into a bucket of dirt. ???

Your turn
Have you ever seen these really dark red crape myrtles? Do you have a name for the variety?

3 comments:

  1. I have never seen a deep red crepe myrtle in my life. I wonder if it has something to do with the acidity or lack thereof of the soil it's planted in. Some flowers are affected such or is it a certain variety of myrtle? I'll have to go google that now.
    It's lovely though.....

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  2. slugmama,
    I saw some of the same color about 4 years ago. My friend and I saw these everyday in the same yard. We wondered that, too. However, these were in a small town just south of me. At first exbf and I saw them on opposite corners of a street. I circled the block and saw several more, all on corners. There is a hardware store that sells seeds and a few plants in town in the midst of all the red ones. Maybe they know.

    I looked online and saw nothing that resembled the ones I saw yesterday. Even the dark reds were not dark enough to be the ones I saw. Maybe they don't photograph well.

    If you find them online, let me know.

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  3. Just wondering if you ever found out the name of this crape myrtle variety. It's just what I am looking for....gorgeous! There are so many reds, but some of them are more pink then red. Thanks for any help.

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