Lagerstroemia – Rikki Tikki Rouge

Garden Height
36 - 60
36 - 60
36 - 60
Container Role
Flower Size
Flower Colors
Light Level
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Resists: Deer

Disease Resistant

Long Blooming

Foliage Interest

Maintenance Notes

Rikki Tikki crapemyrtles are quite hardy and can be grown even in USDA zone 6. They may die back to the ground in colder areas, but will return from the roots and still flower that summer. If your plant dies back due to winter damage, don't panic - wait for the new growth to appear and then cut back any portions that aren't showing signs of life. 

The dwarf, shrubby habit of these crapemyrtles means they don't need regular pruning. However, if you wish to prune them, early spring, just as the new growth begins to emerge on the stems, is the best time. 

Uses Notes

Rikki Tikki crapemyrtles can be used in both landscapes and gardens for color from spring through fall. Dwarf habit allows them to be used as a low hedge or specimen, or mixed with colorful perennials. 

Maintenance Category Easy

Water Category Average

Blooms On New Wood

Bloom Time

Flower Form Border Plant, Container, Landscape, Mass Planting, Specimen or Focal Point

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