'Tonto' Crepe Myrtle

stimpy926July 27, 2005

In full bloom in my back yard

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yardrat

Hey Paula, beautiful crepe myrtle. But I'm really curious to know what the plant is just below and left of the spirea. Is it a perenial? Thanks for sharing.

Jer (yardrat)

    Bookmark   July 27, 2005 at 11:10AM
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stimpy926

Hey yardrat...thanks,,

Immediately to the left of the spirea is annual Salvia splendens 'Sangria', and then to it's left is a variegated Phlox 'Nora Leigh'

    Bookmark   July 27, 2005 at 11:16AM
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flowergirl_VA(z7 VA)

It's hard to beat a crepe for 4 seasons of interest.

    Bookmark   July 27, 2005 at 6:40PM
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runktrun(z7a MA)

OH MY....That has to be hands down the most outstanding Crepe Myrtle I have ever seen. I must be doing something terribly wrong. Do you have a secret pruning talent?

    Bookmark   July 27, 2005 at 8:40PM
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Eliza_ann_ca(zone 6 ont ca)

Awesome...sure wish we could grow them in our zone!

Eliza Ann

    Bookmark   July 27, 2005 at 10:06PM
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doniki(z5/6 NE Ohio)

Great picture... I'm so jealous.... My Tonto's are starting to bud, but they are dieback's here, so I can forget about ever seeing something like that in my yard... You have a beautiful color combination there...

    Bookmark   July 27, 2005 at 11:05PM
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plantfreak(z9aKyushuJapan)

"Wow, 'Tonto' big heap red color Lone Ranger"

    Bookmark   July 28, 2005 at 7:44AM
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stimpy926

lol plantfreak

I prune off the previous year's dead flower clusters in spring, while it's leafing out. I've only had it 3 years (bought it large) and I think it's location is good. Southerly, hot and sunny, and somewhat protected. Thanks all

    Bookmark   July 28, 2005 at 9:02AM
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carol23_gw

That's a winner, Paula! My poor 'Natchez' has been beetle infested this year. Without hand picking them, I wouldn't have any flowers left.

    Bookmark   July 28, 2005 at 10:07AM
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Tenderheart_Zone5

That's gorgeous. :)

    Bookmark   August 12, 2005 at 2:16AM
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rcnaylor(z7 Tex)

Yes, I'm with Donoki. I'm jealous. I planted a Tonto, but was not able to get mine going. Beautiful.

    Bookmark   August 26, 2005 at 11:30PM
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chasinlex(zone 6/7)

I just planted a Tonto this summer in my Lexington KY yard...can't wait until it gets rooted and growing!

    Bookmark   September 9, 2005 at 6:38PM
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tropicalguyNJ(z7a)

I must say that my two Tontos here in New Jersey looked great, but yours looks WOW!

    Bookmark   September 12, 2005 at 11:03PM
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stimpy926

One good thing about a hot summer....Crepe's love it... still blooming...taken this morning. Thanks all

    Bookmark   September 13, 2005 at 4:53PM
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suzannie(zn6 pa)

Beautiful crape myrtle. I love that color.

Suz

    Bookmark   September 15, 2005 at 10:13AM
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dorry2

WOuld you mind posting the picture again. I have a Tonto and would love to see yours. I am planning to turn my shrubby Tonto into a tree.

    Bookmark   November 12, 2006 at 10:28AM
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stimpy926

Hi there, I no longer post photos here , but here's some pics at a different forum I frequent

Here is a link that might be useful: The Garden Forums

    Bookmark   November 12, 2006 at 4:02PM
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