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Red Rooster®

Mid-Size Crapemyrtle

These amazing red blooms are something to crow about

A beautiful mid-size, upright grower with large panicles of brilliant red blooms. The disease resistant foliage starts as maroon-red in spring and transitions into dark green. It is the perfect plant to use as a specimen or grouping in any size garden. Deadheading will encourage re-blooming into the fall.

 

Lagerstroemia 'PIILAG III' PP#23,178

Red Rooster® Crapemyrtle

A beautiful mid-size, upright grower with large panicles of brilliant red blooms

The perfect plant to use as a specimen or grouping in any size garden

Apply general purpose fertilizer in the spring when new growth appears

Combine with silver foliage plants for a beautiful contrast

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Red Rooster®

Plant Profile

Plant Type
Deciduous Tree
Light
Full Sun
Average Height
8' to 10'
Average Width
5'
Average Spacing
4' to 5'
Hardiness Zones
Zone 6B - 9 (-5°F to 30°F) (-17°C to -1°C)
Soil Moisture
Well-drained, semi-moist
Red Rooster®

Features & Uses

Features:

  • Disease resistant
  • Drought tolerant once established
  • Fall color


Uses:

  • Accent
  • Border
  • Container
  • Mass Planting
  • Specimen
Red Rooster®

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:

  • Deadheading will encourage reblooming into the fall.
Red Rooster®

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:

 

Combine with silver foliage plants (Artemesia, Stachys -Lamb's Ear and Variegated Liriope) for a beautiful contrast. Also try low growing Indian Hawthorne and sun loving perennials (such as Echinacea or Daylilies) and evergreen groundcovers (such as Blue Rug Juniper) around and in front of these mid-size shrubs. Use taller woody ornamentals or ornamental grasses as a backdrop. Try Paniculata type hydrangeas, Loropetalum and Miscanthus.

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

    Averaging in size from 8’-10’ high, Red Rooster® stands out in the garden with its abundant, brilliant red flowers. The modest size makes them perfect for smaller, full sun landscapes. Combine with other shrubs such as _______ to create a striking contrast.

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