Ground covering Lagerstroemia

Lagerstroemia x indica ‘DABLAGE01’ Mimie Fuchsia – photo: Sapho

Lagerstroemia x indica ‘DABLAGE01’ Mimie Fuchsia – photo: Sapho

“This a variety bred by Alain Dabadie had firstly been chosen for its growth as carpeting ground cover or weeping if the plant is stem trained. The cultivation takes on this shape naturally, without pruning”, explains French royalty management agency Sapho about Lagerstroemia x indica ‘DABLAGE01’ Mimie Fuchsia. The agency submitted this novelty to the Innovert competition of the trade fair Salon du Végétal which will be held next week (June 20-22) in Nantes, France.
Mimie Fuchsia is according to Sapho also floriferous right from its early age. “It blooms precociously and continues all summer long producing successive new flowers. The 4 cm long florets in the form of remarkable raspberry red grapes can reach up to 30 cm. The flowering season is from mid June to mid October; these dates vary according to the climate. Finally, this cultivation only needs little or no maintenance. It is a healthy plant, no sensitivity to powdery mildew has been noticed.”
In August 2017 the new Lagerstroemia will be brought onto the market. For the season 2017/2018 about 10,000 plants will be grown.