Crepe Myrtle (Lagerstroemia Black Diamond® Purely Purple™) in the Crepe Myrtles Database

Trade name information:
Series: Black Diamond®
Trade Name: Purely Purple™
Cultivar name: 'Purely Purple'
General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Tree
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Water Preferences: Mesic
Dry Mesic
Dry
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 6a -23.3 °C (-10 °F) to -20.6 °C (-5 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 10b
Plant Height: 10 to 12 feet
Plant Spread: 6 to 8 feet
Leaves: Good fall color
Deciduous
Flowers: Showy
Blooms on new wood
Flower Color: Purple
Bloom Size: 1"-2"
Flower Time: Summer
Late summer or early fall
Underground structures: Taproot
Suitable Locations: Street Tree
Patio/Ornamental/Small Tree
Xeriscapic
Uses: Windbreak or Hedge
Provides winter interest
Shade Tree
Flowering Tree
Will Naturalize
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Butterflies
Other Beneficial Insects: nectar & pollen gathering insects
Resistances: Powdery Mildew
Pollution
Humidity tolerant
Drought tolerant
Salt tolerant
Propagation: Seeds: Sow in situ
Can handle transplanting
Other info: Days to germinate: 2 to 3 weeks. Can be planted in potting medium.
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Cuttings: Tip
Division
Pollinators: Bumblebees
Bees
Various insects
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs excellent drainage in pots
Miscellaneous: Tolerates poor soil

Image

Photo gallery:
Location: Jacksonville, TXDate: 2015-08-15
By dave
Give a thumbs up
Location: Van Buren, MODate: 2018-09-12Does not breed true - about 1 in 10 have dark leaves
By DraDiana
Give a thumbs up
Location: Van Buren, MODate: 2018-09-12Does not breed true - about 1 in 10 have dark leaves
By DraDiana
Give a thumbs up
Image
By dave
Give a thumbs up
Location: Jacksonville, TXDate: 2015-08-15
By dave
Give a thumbs up

Plant Events from our members
aspenhill On August 8, 2017 Obtained plant
Lowes - qty 1
» Post your own event for this plant

Discussion Threads about this plant
Thread Title Last Reply Replies
New Ebony Crapemyrtles by Gregory Nov 16, 2015 7:38 PM 9

« Add a new plant to the database

» Search the Crepe Myrtles Database: by characteristics or by cultivar name

« See the general plant entry for Crepe Myrtles (Lagerstroemia)

« The Crepe Myrtles Database Front Page

« The Plants Database Front Page

Today's site banner is by ge1836 and is called "Penstemon Dark Towers blooms"