Crepe Myrtle – Lagerstroemia indica

Crepe Myrtle Flowers – Pipevine Swallowtail Butterfly

Although RARELY used as a butterfly nectar plant, many insect species enjoy the blooms.

Crepe Myrtle
Lagerstroemia indica

Nectar rating 1-10: ½ at the most

Zones: 9 – 7

Height: 28’+

Soil: average

Water: average

Light: full sun

Bloom color: white to pink to rose to lavender to purple

Bloom time: summer

Propagation: cuttings, seed

Other: rarely used by butterflies but is a strong magnet for bees and other insects