You Bet Your Garden

Why would a red crepe myrtle turn white?

Listen to the full show:

September 1, 2012 — What’s going on when a red crepe myrtle turns white? Mike McGrath investigates the curious case of color change in crepe. Plus your fabulous phone calls!

Listen to the mp3

Question of the Week

I purchased a “Red Rocket” Crepe Myrtle two years ago specifically because of the bright red blooms that were covering the plant. Last year I anxiously awaited their reappearance, but the flowers that emerged were white!! How did this happen? Is there anything I can do? Please help! Get the answer »

Photo by Flickr user Patti Haskins

You may also be interested in: