Semi-dwarf with Fuchsia Pink Flowers Crape Myrtles are beautiful additions to any garden, but Plum Magic Crape Myrtle (Lagerstroemia ‘Plum Magic’ PPAF) is a truly special addition. This is a new form of crape myrtle. It is a semi-dwarf version that blooms in early summer and, if deadheaded, again in late summer. It naturally grows into a rounded shrub with a nice full shape. The leaves start off a plum-purple in spring and mature into a rich dark green by summertime. The green leaves really set off the bright fuchsia-pink flowers. Plum Magic, like all the plants in the “Magic Crape Myrtle” series, has excellent resistance to powdery mildew and leaf spot. It makes a great foundation planting, providing interest all year, whether from foliage, flowers or bark. Plum Magic doesn’t grow as tall as other myrtles – only 6’ or so. It looks amazing massed in large beds under trees. Try it in a perennial border or as a nice foil to evergreen plantings. The beautiful flowers and a splash of color wherever they are. Plum Magic is sure to be a standout in your garden. Order yours today! * Deep purple/maroon leaves turn rich green * Unique fuchsia-pink blooms * Semi-dwarf to 6’.
Deep Purple Leaves and Dark Pink Flowers Purple-leaved shrubs are a breath of fresh air in the heat of the summer garden. Midnight Magic Crepe Myrtle (Lagerstroemia ‘PIILAG-V’ PPAF) has purple/maroon leaves that will not only breathe new life into your tired landscape, but will add mystery, drama and depth. As if the richly colored leaves weren’t enough, it blooms from July to September with amazing dark pink flowers that cover the shrub by the bushel. Midnight Magic Crepe Myrtle is round and compact, growing only 4-6 feet tall. It loves full sun and even keeps its dark leaf color in the high heat of a southern summer. This is a great replacement for purple leaf plums in places where the plums are completely defoliated by August. At a time of the year when many garden shrubs are flagging from the heat, Midnight Magic just getting started. Plant this beauty as a striking specimen plant or try it in a mixed perennial border. It looks great with yellows flowers or tan grasses. When you plant it. Just give it full sun and plenty of water. Once it is established it will reward you with years of carefree blooms. Let Midnight Magic work its own special brand of magic in your yard. Order yours today! * Deep purple/maroon leaves not diminished by summer heat * Unique dark pink blooms * Great replacement for purple-leaf plum.
Sizzling color combo! Easy-care, no-fuss, reliably stunning color is no problem for sizzling Sunset Magic Crape Myrtle. Start with the flowers. Sunset Magic has true red flowers, not a ‘deep red-pink’ or ‘violet-red’ or even ‘reddish’. This is the red you want in a ‘red’ flower. And it’s not just a few – these large, crinkled, ruffled flowers cover the entire shrub and flowers more heavily than most other dark leaved crapes. Speaking of dark leaved – Sunset Magic has deep purple-black leaves that will hold their deep color late into the summer. They are flatter and more lustrous than other crape myrtles, too, which only makes the red flowers stand out better! These are highly resistant to typical Crape Myrtle issues, like Cercospora, and make great replacement shrubs for other purple-leaved plants that are less hardy (we’re looking at you purple-leaved plums). Sunset Magic is easy to keep short with good pruning, but it only reaches 5’-10’ tall naturally, so it will already fit into even small gardens without a problem. For a stunning garden effect plant these with white flowered crapes or yellow daylilies. All you need is a sunny location and good drainage and you’ll have a picture-worthy garden in no time! * True red flowers * Easy care* Fast grower to 10’ tall* Almost black leaves* Great for small gardens.
A Crape Myrtle For Any Sized Garden Crape Myrtles are beautiful in any garden but sometimes these tall shrubs just don’t fit. Let us introduce you to Purple Magic Crape Myrtle (Lagerstroemia ‘Purple Magic’ PP23,906). This lovely new introduction blooms in early summer with dark purple flowers on a dense shrub that fits in the garden where taller crape myrtles do not. Like all of the beautiful shrubs in the ‘Magic Crape Myrtle’ line from First Edition Plants, Purple Magic will bloom its frilly purple flowers over a long season if you deadhead it after the initial early summer flush. They are also highly resistant to leaf spot and powdery mildew, so they don’t require a lot of fuss. The leaves start out with a pretty red tint and eventually turn to a glossy green. This shrub is handsome with or without the flowers…but you’ll be very happy it has flowers. The rich purple ruffled blooms look great in masses or with other perennials. Try them with yellow, orange or white flowers or foliage for an unforgettable garden look this summer. Purple Magic will add drama and depth to your garden. Order yours today! * Deep purple blooms are standouts on this shrub * Red-tinged leaves mature to glossy green * Semi-dwarf to fit into any garden.
Coral Pink Flowers in Early Summer Crepe Myrtles are graceful shrubs. They are the highlights of the early summer garden with flowers that are richly colored and lavishly crinkled. First Edition Plants has introduced an exciting new form of crepe myrtle – the Magic Series. Coral Magic (Lagerstroemia ‘Coral Magic’ PP23,922) is loaded with salmon-pink flowers that are unique and eye-catching. The dense shrub is covered in glossy red foliage that turns a dark green as the summer progresses. These healthy growers can reach 6 – 10 feet tall and wide, so plant them in a place with room to grow. Besides their graceful beauty and uniquely colored flowers, Coral Magic – like all the shrubs in the Magic series – has excellent resistance to leaf spot and powdery mildew. This means less spraying, less coddling and more enjoying. Equally beautiful on its own as a specimen plant or in a mixed shrub border. Just give it full sun and plenty of water to get it established and it will reward you with years of carefree blooms. Try it with white or blue companion flowers for an unforgettable look. Order yours today! * Free flowering * Unique salmon-pink blooms * Nice natural shape.
Masses of Purple Blooms on Dark Foliage And now for something mysterious and magical – Black Diamond ‘Purely Purple’ Crape Myrtle. This is a new shrub with stunning black foliage and masses of gorgeous purple blooms that keep coming from spring to fall. ‘Purely Purple’ will thrill lining a fence or driveway if you let it grow to its full height of 10 feet. For a completely different look that turns the typical hedge on its head, prune ‘Purely Purple’ hard every winter to a 3’. Your neighbors will be falling all over themselves to ask you about your beautiful hedge. The striking black foliage is a perfect foil to the purple blooms and doesn’t look like any other shrub on the market today. You can also prune ‘Purely Purple’ to fit into a large container. It makes quite the statement flanking a sunny door or strategically located as specimen plants around your patio. Black Diamond crape myrtles are easy care, disease resistant and drought tolerant once they are established. You will be love the amazing contrast this shrub brings to your landscape. Order yours today! * Dark, dramatic foliage spring to summer * Stunning purple flowers all season * Great in containers.
Add mystery to your garden with this pink and plum beauty It was dusk, just as the sun was setting into the ocean. The guitarist was playing with lightning speed. The dancer was twirling in circles and her crinkled skirt was swirling around her like a cloud. She was mysterious and beautiful. Her dress was the color of this plant – deep plum purple and rich fuchsia-pink – also mysterious and beautiful. Twilight Magic Crape Myrtle is a big plant – 16’ tall and 8’ wide. It commands attention in your garden, but not just from its grand size. The leaves and stems are an almost magical blend of green, plum and burgundy. Even when not in bloom this is a beautiful shrub. When it is in bloom, though, it’s breathtaking. The heavily crinkled fuchsia-pink flowers bloom so exuberantly and stand out so starkly from the dark foliage that you can’t help but stopping to notice. Make sure you plant this where it can be seen and enjoyed. There will be admirers. Like all the plants in the “Magic Crape Myrtle” series, Twilight Magic has excellent resistance to powdery mildew and leaf spot. It makes a great foundation planting, providing interest all year, whether from foliage, flowers or bark. If you are looking for a showpiece in your garden – something beautiful, mysterious and unforgettable – order Twilight Magic today. * Deep purple/maroon leaves * Crinkled fuchsia-pink blooms * Tall to 16 feet.