Crape Myrtle from Seed?
I have a friend who has a gorgeous deep purple crape myrtle in her garden. I haven't been able to find this color for sale anywhere here or on the internet though I've seen older deep purple crapes growing in our area. She wanted to be helpful and gave me some seeds from it, suggesting I wait till they dry and then plant them in a container. I don't think planting the seeds will necessarily give me a clone of her bush. I had some Rudbeckia that reseeded and they had no petals! It's my understanding that hybridized plants don't grow true from seeds. Should I bother to plant them?