Muskogee Crape Myrtle – Large Pale Lavender Crape Myrtle
|Muskogee Crape Myrtle and Bashan’s Party Pink or Lavender Crape Myrtles both reach 25 feet.|
|Read more on all purple Crape Myrtles here.|
|This lavender phlox looks like Blue Paradise, which is a blue lavender color reaching almost three feet, depending on quality of soil. Laura Summer Phlox is the same size but a pink lavender color. Miss Kelly is a smaller lavender phlox reaching only two feet.|
|These trees quickly mature to a height of 15-25 ft.…the perfect height for a hedge tree. Highly mildew resistant which is not a problem in Dallas. The phlox looks like Prime Minister which grows 24 to 36 inches — though I cannot be certain. Read more about Summer Phlox Here.|
|Again you see the Muskogee Crape Myrtle with multiple floral plantings including Mealy Blue Sage and Portulaca.|
Twilight: Large Deep Purple Crape Myrtle
|A slightly darker and larger Crape Myrtle is the Twilight Crape Myrtle seen below.|
|In mid-June the park at Swiss and Oak is a sea of swirling, swaying lavender branches of the Mukogee.|
|The sun falls through their lacy branches as they blend with the summer clouds. This park, two blocks north of Baylor Hospital is rippled with lavender blooms. No where will you ever find a grander planting of the Muskogee Crape Myrtle than here. (Muscogee Crepe Myrtle – Lavendar)|
It is quiet on this restored street. You can see the skyscrapers of downtown Dallas, the city rumbles just blocks away in each direction, but here, the wind born petal of purple crape drift through the air and puddle on the ground. The faint floral smell of the crape myrtle is every where and I am transported to my grandmother’s home where I played as a child amongst the evergreens with the stately row of over a dozen crepe myrtles towering behind it all.
And always, in the summer, when the afternoons became deathly hot, windows open, I would hear the lady across the way, weeping for the daughter she lost. The daughter who boarded the train to college, and never arrived, never found, never heard from again, so many, many years ago. Sometimes I would hear the grownups discuss this, always in whispers, always with concern. And I am still a living witness to their pain.
Bashan’s Party Pink Crape Myrtle