Lagerstroemia indica 'Rubra'
This crepe myrtle has to be the star of the garden for this week. At close to 15 feet tall it is much larger than I had envisioned it would be when I planted it here.
I thought for many years that I could not grow these beautiful plants because our winters would cause them to die back to the ground. I know our winters can be much worse than we have had the last few years and I may have a year that they could die back but until then I will enjoy these beautiful blooms!