Plant ID forum: which crepe myrtle?

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Name: Catmint/Robin
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Catmint20906
Jul 29, 2016 3:58 PM CST
Hi. 3 years ago I got a bare root freebie from Pepco that looked like a stick but Pepco assured me it was a Crepe Myrtle of some variety. 3 years of waiting, wondering what color it would turn out to be, and I finally got a bloom: Hurray!

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Anyone have any idea which cultivar it might be?
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Name: Tara
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terrafirma
Jul 29, 2016 4:11 PM CST
Hurray! It's a beautiful bloom! But I think it would be almost impossible to claim it as a specific cultivar.

Have you looked through the database? Tried to match it? http://garden.org/plants/search/text.php?q=Crepe+Myrtle&butt...

I wouldn't feel comfortable trying to put a specific cultivar to it.
I'd just be happy that it's a real beauty! Thumbs up
Name: Catmint/Robin
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Catmint20906
Jul 29, 2016 4:24 PM CST
thanks, Tara! yes, I agree it is really pretty! Thumbs up I did look through the crepe myrtle database but didn't really see many that were pale pink--most were a darker pink or red. Shrug!
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Name: Greene
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greene
Jul 29, 2016 4:35 PM CST
I admit I have no clue who or what Pepco is (I Googled; is it your local power company??), but if you would ask them they may be able to narrow it down to whatever varieties of Crepe Myrtle they distributed.
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Name: Catmint/Robin
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Catmint20906
Jul 29, 2016 4:38 PM CST
thanks, Greene. At the time they were distributing them, they (yes a power company) said they could be 'white,' 'pink' or 'red'. Hilarious!
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greene
Jul 29, 2016 5:33 PM CST
If the power company doesn't know the answer maybe someone in the local gardening club may have taken advantage of the generous offer and may have learned the identity?
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Zazinnia
Jul 29, 2016 6:32 PM CST
http://aggie-horticulture.tamu.edu/databases/crapemyrtle/bas...
http://aggie-horticulture.tamu.edu/databases/crapemyrtle/nea...
http://aggie-horticulture.tamu.edu/databases/crapemyrtle/yum...

Here are a couple pinkish, lavenderish ones.
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Name: Catmint/Robin
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Catmint20906
Jul 29, 2016 6:40 PM CST
thanks, Zazinnia--it looks a lot like the 'Near East'! Thumbs up
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