Variety 'Cordon Bleu' in a 12" Hanging Basket
(photo taken at Jeff and Brian Chopin Home)
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HEIGHT BEST USES
FAIR (W.F.) Deep Red 18-24" Height Best all-around variety.
Landscapes: Use as borders around houses or buildings, mass plantings(see photo of Worlds
Fair Planting), groundcovers. Containers: Excellent in 12 - 16" patio pots or
planters. Hanging Baskets: Best in 10 - 12" baskets.
HOUSTON (Hu.) New!
Bright Watermelon Red
2 ' Height. Very symmetrical, full with attractive foliage. Like Worlds Fair it is
excellent in any Landscape Use. Requires less fertilizer for maximum blooming. Makes very
full hanging baskets and containers.
CORDON BLEU (C.B.)
Lavender Blue 2-3' Height Very heavy bloomer. Landscapes:
Use in borders or as specimen plantings. Containers: Excellent in larger containers such
as 16" patio pots or in half whiskey barrels. Great for Patios or Pool areas.
Red 2-3' Unusually attractive in that each
branch grows one over the other forming "layers" of branches. One of the better
varieties for larger containers like half barrels(3 per barrel). Excellent as a specimen
PIXIE WHITE (P.W.)
24" Height Pure white variety which is unusual in crepe myrtles.
Heavy bloomer which does well in larger containers and hanging baskets in addition to
DELTA BLUSH (D.B.)
Clear Pink 18"
One of the Earliest, Heaviest blooming varieties. Once it starts blooming
it doesn't want to stop. Best in smaller containers or planted closely together in
Purple 12" Lowest growing variety. Best in smaller pots or
hanging baskets (10-12"). Excellent as groundcover or in rock gardens.
BiCOLOR (Bi) New!
Red & White mixed 3-4.5'
Upright, very heavy bloomer each petal in the flower
being a mixture of reddish-pink and white. Excellent as a specimen landscape planting or
in a larger container placed in a pool or patio area.
SACRAMENTO (Sc.) New! Deep
Bright Red 18-24"
Developed from Worlds Fair, a deeper red, more compact, fuller more
symmetrical growing variety. Leaves are smaller than Worlds Fair with many flower
clusters. Very heavy bloomer 2nd year. Suited to all landscape uses and all container and
CHISAM FIRE (C.F.) New!
Bright Red 3-4.5'
Upright very heavy blooming variety with bright
red flowers. Excellent in large half whiskey barrels(3 per barrel) or as a specimen
planting in landscape.
MARDI GRAS (M.G.)
Unusual in plant tends to grow upward then branches begin to
cascade downward in what we call "Oval Weeping". Best in a larger container or
BAYOU MARIE (B.M.) Red-
Pink Picotee 2-3'
Heavy bloomer with each flower
"picoteeing"(flowers have a deeper red edging along the outside of the petal).
The Picotee is most apparent when the weather is cooler. Beautiful grayish green foliage.
Larger 12" Hanging Baskets, larger containers, landscape borders etc.
Watermelon Red 18-24"
Excellent Hanging Basket or medium sized container
variety. Grayish green foliage with heavy blooming.
Lavender-Blue 18" Ladies Favorite.
Never stops blooming! Cousin of Delta Blush with most
unusual lavender white flowers(a color I have never observed in the tree types). Like
Delta Blush, Lafayette is one of the heavier bloomers and it tends to be everblooming.
Best in medium sized containers. Somewhat upright growth habit. I have had some with
blooms at Christmas.
PINK (P.B.) New!
Bright Pink 18"
This very unusual variety has narrow grayish green
foliage and we have been told it resembles a Crepe Myrtle crossed with a
narrow branches with clusters of flowers at the tip. Excellent in Hanging baskets or
smaller pots and landscapes.
PURPLE VELVET (P.V.) New!
Black Purple 3-4.5' This upright unusual variety has the darkest purple
we have seen. Best as conversation specimen plant on patio or near pool in a large
container(3 per half whiskey barrel) or in the landscape as a
small tree or hedge. Quite attractive.
BATON ROUGE (B.R.) Bright
Still our most popular landscaping variety. Heavy bloomer, fast
grower, suited to border plantings or larger containers and baskets.