Lagerstroemia indica ‘Whit VIII’ RHAPSODY IN PINK

('Rhapsody in Pink' Crape Myrtle)


$59.99


Hardiness Zones:

 6a  6b  7a  7b  8a  8b  9a  9b

Quick Overview:

‘Rhapsody in Pink’ features crepe-papery showy soft pink flowers from mid-summer to frost on upright branches clad with purple tinted foliage. Yellow stamens are showy on a few of the flowers, but stamens never emerge in most flowers. ‘Whit VIII’ is noted for having excellent repeat bloom throughout summer in large part because it is sterile and because new flower buds are formed on old flower panicles.

Description

Best grown in average, medium moisture, well-drained soils in full sun. Does well in loamy, clay soils with good drainage. Benefits from a slow release fertilizer. Overly fertile soils tend to produce lush foliage growth at the expense of flowering with somewhat increased susceptibility to winter injury. Water roots deeply, particularly in dry spells, but avoid wetting the foliage.

Additional information

Common Name

'Rhapsody in Pink' Crape Myrtle

Botanical Name

Lagerstroemia indica 'Whit VIII' RHAPSODY IN PINK

Container/Amount

7 gallon

Evergreen or Deciduous

Deciduous

Hardiness Zone

6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b

Growth Rate

Average

Light Requirements

Sun

Height

10 ft.

Width

12 ft.

Soil Condition

Well-drained

Water Needs

Average

Blooming Period

mid summer/early fall

Flower Color

soft pink

Fragrance

No

Foliage Color

purple tinted/dark green

Deer Resistant

Yes

Fall Color

variable/not showy

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