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Pink Pig®

Mid-Size Crapemyrtle

Squeal with delight over these soft, pale pink flowers

Add a blush of color to your landscape with the new Pink Pig® mid-size crapemyrtle. Featuring large, soft pale pink flowers, the blooms will add a squeal of delight to any garden. Its burgundy buds show off striking color before the explosion of pink appears.

 

Lagerstroemia x 'GAMAD VIII' PP#23,499

Pink Pig® Crapemyrtle 

Large, soft pale pink flowers

Burgundy buds show off striking color before the explosion of pink appears

Pink Pig® ensures a pleasing view from summer into fall

Create repeat blooms by deadheading spent flowers

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Pink Pig®

Plant Profile

Plant Type
Deciduous Shrub
Light
Full Sun
Average Height
6' to 10'
Average Width
5'
Average Spacing
4' to 5'
Hardiness Zones
Zone 6-9 (-10°F to 30°F) (-23°C to -1°C)
Soil Moisture
Well-drained, semi-moist
Pink Pig®

Features & Uses

Features:

  • Pale pink blooms summer into fall
  • Full sun, early to bloom
  • Burgundy new growth
  • Mid-size, upright grower
  • Disease Resistant
     

Uses:

  • Accent
  • Border
  • Container
  • Specimen

Pink Pig®

General Maintenance

Pruning:

  • Deadhead, remove old flowers
     

Fertilizing:

  • Apply general purpose fertilizer in the spring when new growth appears. Check with your preferred garden center for your specific area.
     

Tips:

  • Earlier to bloom than most crapemyrtle varieties, Pink Pig™ ensures a pleasing view from summer into fall.
  • Combine with lush evergreens to enjoy interest in the garden all year long.
  • Create repeat blooms by deadheading spent flowers.

Pink Pig®

Companion Plants

There are several plants that would make great companions in the garden or landscape.
The key to companion planting is selecting plants with similar cultural requirements. Below are a few suggestions:

 

Use taller evergreens and ornamental grasses as a backdrop. Silver foliage plants such as Artemesia, Stachys -Lamb's Ear and Variegated Liriope create a beautiful contrast. Also try low growing Indian Hawthorne and sun loving annuals & perennials such as Echinacea or Daylilies. Evergreen groundcovers such as Blue Rug Juniper planted underneath create a carpet effect.

Development Story

Dr. Michael A. Dirr has a knack for breeding unique plants that stand out in the landscape. He strives to select varieties with heavy flowering, compact & dense habit, disease resistance and colorful new growth. Once again, he hit a home run with new mid-size crapemyrtle selections that encompass all of the key qualities that anyone would relish in the garden.

 

*Plant shown is Pink Pig™

Development Story

Development Story

Depending upon size, crapemyrtles (Lagerstroemia indica) are either shrubs or trees. With the flowers bearing resemblance to crepe paper, the plants earn their name with their soft, delicate petals. With their love of warmer climates, they are a staple in the landscape of the Southeastern United States. It has become increasingly common, however, to find the beautiful varieties further North in areas such as St. Louis, Cincinnati, Philadelphia, and on Long Island.

 

*Plant shown is Purple Cow™

Development Story

Development Story

Knowing that today's landscapes require more compact varieties, Dr. Dirr (through his breeding at University of Georgia Research Foundation) chose three mid-size crapemyrtles that feature tight, upright habits that fit the need. The whimsical barnyard series featuring Pink Pig™, Purple Cow™ and Red Rooster™ provides an array of colors to choose from including pink, purple and true red. The blooms grow in beautiful clusters with eye-catching crinkly petals.

Pictured Right: Dr. Michael A. Dirr

Development Story

Development Story

The Gardener's Confidence® Collection knows that time in the garden should be spent enjoying the view, not spraying endlessly. With their disease resistance and low maintenance, the three new crapemyrtles provide gardeners more beauty and reliability.

 

*Plant shown is Red Rooster®

Development Story
Care & Planting

Care & Planting

Add vibrant color to the landscape with our fun series of barnyard favorites. Plant the mid-size crapemyrtles in full sun for the best bloom performance and foliage color. Bred for disease and mildew resistance, they are easy to maintain for a stress-free garden. The brilliant flower colors make them perfect choices to use as a specimen or in a grouping. 

 

*Plant shown is Purple Cow™

Care & Planting

Care & Planting

Planting Guide

  • Dig a planting hole twice as large as the root ball
  • Remove plant from container and place in planting hole
  • Level top of root ball with the ground
  • Backfill
  • Water
  • Mulch
  • Keep moist until established

 

*Plant shown is Pink Pig™

Care & Planting

Care & Planting

Pruning

Heavy pruning is not necessary. Deadheading will encourage reblooming into fall. If you need to prune to maintain shape, it is best to prune after the plant is in dormancy, usually late winter or early spring.

 

*Plant shown is Red Rooster®

  • In the Garden

    In the Garden

    The large, soft pale pink flowers of Pink Pig® add instant cheer to the landscape. With its moderate size of 6-10’ high, it creates a soft focal point to full sun gardens. Earlier to bloom than other varieties, it helps to kick start spring color into high gear.

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