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CULTIVARS AND NAMES OF LAGERSTROEMIA

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BAKER DWARF BLUE
(Griffing Nurs., Beaumont , TX . Cat. p. 34. 1923): Dwarf; fls. blue.
= DWARF BLUE, BLUE MIDGET, NANA BLUE, NANA CORRULEA.

BASHAM PINK
(Olle Olsson Nurs., Monrovia , CA . P.L. 1988, without descr.)
= BASHAM’S PARTY PINK, BASHAM’S PINK.

BASHAM’S PARTY PINK
(D.R. Egolf and A.O. Andrick, The Lagerstroemia Handbook/Checklist, AABGA, p. 42. 1978): Growth habit spreading with rounded crown, in 1973 plant 35 ft tall and 35 ft wide; lvs. 3-4 in long, 1-1½ in wide, light green turning orange-red to yellow in autumn; panicles 12-18 in long, 6-8 in across, lavender pink; mildew resistant. Orig. as chance seedling sel. in 1963 and named in 1965 by B.M. Basham, Conroe , TX . Intro. in 1965 by Lynn Lowrey, Conroe , TX . Name registered February 26, 1975.
= BASHAM PINK, BASHAM’S PINK
.

BASHAM’S PINK
(Tom Dodd Nurs., Inc., Semmes, AL. W.P.L. p. 7. 1981-1982): Orchid pink.
= BASHAM’S PARTY PINK, BASHAM PINK.

BATON ROUGE
(Ornamentals South 4(3):13-14. April 1982): Miniature; deep red flower color; begins blooming June 1-15; popular red color.
( Carolina Nurs., Moncks Corner, SC. Fl 1986): Deep red. Plant Patent #4183.
(Hines Nurs., Santa Ana , CA . 42:Plant Book 1988): Deep Red. Plant Patent #4183. Exclusive Hines Introduction. Miniature, weeping. L. indica Dixie Series.
[NOTE: This plant was originally registered December 15, 1980, and published in The Lagerstroemia Handbook/Checklist, AABGA, p. 42-43, 1978, as BEVERLY. A request by the originator to change the name to BATON ROUGE was made in a letter dated December 10, 1981. At that time the request was denied. In accordance with Article 14.3, International Code of Nomenclature for Cultivated Plants-1995, p. 17, 1995, the name BATON ROUGE is now the accepted epithet.]
= BEVERLY.

 BAY CITY
(L. Quinlan, Fl. & Gard. 9(4):20. 1965): Fls. red. Otto Spring, letter dated April 10, 1972, stated this not a cultivar.

BAYOU MARIE
(Ornamentals South 4(3):13-14. April 1982): Miniature, bicolor pink flowers, begins blooming June 1-15; heavy bloomer.
( Carolina Nurs., Moncks Corner, SC. Fl 1986): Bicolor Lav.-pink. Plant Patent #5302.
(Hines Nurs., Santa Ana , CA . 42:Plant Book 1988): Bi-color pink. Plant Patent #5302. Exclusive Hines Introduction. Miniature, Weeping. Orig. by Mr. David Chopin.
(David Chopin, Washington , PA. Variety Listing and Descriptions, undated, included with pers. com. to David Byers, Huntsville, AL. 5/11/95): “Color: Red-Pink Picotee. Height: 2-3'. Heavy bloomer with each flower having a deeper red edging along the outside of the petal. Picotee is most apparent when the weather is cooler. Beautiful greyish green foliage.”

BENGALI
(Desmartis & Cie., Bergerac , France . Cat. p. 18. 1973-74): Erect growth, branches exceptionally vigorous and slender; panicles long, fls. clear rose (Phlox rose), mid-July until autumn. Orig. as a hybrid developed in 1960 by Jacques Desmartis, Bergerac, France. Named and intro. in 1973 by Desmartis & Cie. Name registered January 15, 1975. In September, 1977, name changed to MONBAZILLAC®.
= DESMON 104, MONBAZILLAC®.

BERGERAC®
(Desmartis & Cie., Bergerac , France . Tarif Marchand Hors Taxes Autuomne 78, Pépinières Desmartis Catalogue. p. 57): New variety introduced into the trade for the first time in 1978. Selected at our nursery for its exceptional flowering which extends from July to Sept. Small flowers, numerous, clear red coloring (magenta); bushy habit; medium textured vegetation, recommended for clumps. Name registered February 23, 1979.
[NOTE: In accordance with the 1995 International Code of Nomenclature for Cultivated Plants, names that are trademarked are not valid cultivar names. Therefore, the registration of the cultivar name BERGERAC is rescinded and the cultivar name DESBER 102 is registered and approved as of January 1, 1996. International Code of Nomenclature for Cultivated Plants - 1995, Principle 6, p. 4. 1995].
= DESBER 102, DESTER 102.

BERLINGOT MENTHE
(Pépinières Jean Rey, Carpentras , France . 30:Automne 1990:Tarif General): Dwarf American variety: rose (pink) margined with white.

BEVERLY
(Flower and Garden, p. 57, June 1978, advertisement Myrtles, Baton Rouge, LA): Red. Plant Patent #4183, issued January 10, 1978 : weeping, dwarf, mature height 10-20 in; fls. Rose-Bengal (57C). Orig. as seedling sel. by D.E. Chopin, Baton Rouge, LA; assigned to Chopin & Wright Nursery, Ltd., Baton Rouge, LA. Name registered December 15, 1980.
[NOTE: This name was originally registered December 15, 1980 , and published in The Lagerstroemia Handbook/Checklist, AABGA, p. 42-43. 1978. A request by the originator to change the name to BATON ROUGE was made in a letter dated December 10, 1981. At that time the request was denied. In accordance with Article 14.3, International Code of Nomenclature for Cultivated Plants-1995, p. 17, 1995, the name BATON ROUGE is now the accepted epithet.]
= BATON ROUGE.

BI-COLOR
(David Byers, Crapemyrtle A Grower’s Thoughts, p. 59. 1997): Each of the flowers on this new variety is mixed, red and white. With an upright habit, it is excellent as a specimen in a landscape planting. May reach four and a half feet in height. Information provided by the developer, David Chopin, now of Washington, PA.

'Biloxi' bark. Click thumbnail for larger image 'Biloxi' flowers. Click thumbnail for larger image BILOXI
(D.R. Egolf, HortSci. 22(2):336-338. 1987): Deciduous, upright, multiple stemmed, arched crown, small tree, 6.1 m high and 3.6 m wide at 12 yrs; sinuous, mottled exfoliating bark of older branches and trunk reveals dark brown (Greyed Orange 166B to 177B 2) bark coloration; lvs. light bronze becoming lighter tinged, glossy, subcoriaceous, dark green, elliptic to obovate, glabrous, 5-10 cm long and 3-4 cm wide, dark yellow range to orange red to dark red in autumn; infls. branched, globose panicles 14-20 cm long, 12-20 cm wide with 170-325 florets; fls. pale pink (Red Purple 73C); continuous recurrent bloom; highly mildew tolerant under field conditions. Orig. in 1972 from a cross of (L. indica DWARF RED x L. fauriei) X (L. indicaLOW FLAME x L. fauriei); sel. in 1977; intro. in 1987 by the U.S. National Arboretum; NA 54974; PI 499820. Name registered May 1, 1992.

BLIZZARD™
(Plants received at U.S. National Arboretum, Washington, DC, 12-21-90, from Bear Creek Gardens, Somis, CA.)
(Buds & Blooms Nurs., Brown Summit , NC . W.P.L., Sum-Fl 1991): Pure white, semi-dwarf, 5'.
(Byers Wholesale Nursery, Inc., Meridianville, AL, undated promotional brochure with color picture and description, procured 1/4/95): A lovely, pure white variety that is vigorous, free-branching and free-flowering. Maximum height is 5 ft. Drought resistant (PPAF). Jackson & Perkins™Dwarf Crapemyrtle.

BLUE
(James C. Kell, Comp.., Houston , TX . Crapemyrtles in Cultivation, 1990: Rev. 6/94. unpubl.): Multi-trunked, upright, compact, stocky growth habit; height 6-8 ft.; small leaves; mildew resistance low; purple (cobalt blue) fls.; profuse bloom; long bloom period; said to have originated at Five-M Nursery approximately 1978.

BLUE MIDGET
(C.W. Stuart & Co., Newark , NY . Cat. p. 11. 1953): 4-6 ft high; fls. early summer to late autumn.
= DWARF BLUE, BAKER DWARF BLUE, NANA BLUE, NANA CORRULEA.

BLUSH PINK
( Grandview Nurs., Youngsville , LA. Cat. p. 9. 1967-68, without descr.).
(Earl E. Vallot, Grandview Nursery, Youngsville , LA. Pers. Com. 2/19/74): “These were liners acquired from Monrovia Nursery. In color, it closely resembles NEAR EAST so we have discontinued growing this as a separate cultivar.”

BOURBON STREET
(Ornamentals South 4(3):13-14. April 1982): Miniature; flower color watermelon red; blooms May 15 to June 1; most versatile variety--heavy bloomers.
(Greenleaf Nurs. Co. , Park Hill , OK . Fall 1992-Spring 1993 Oklahoma-Texas Wholesale Cat. p. 31): Plant Patent #4182; Watermelon Red.
(David Chopin, Washington , PA. Variety Listing and Descriptions, undated, included with pers. com. to David Byers. 5/11/95): Color: Watermelon Red. Height: 2-3'. Greyish green foliage with heavy blooming.
[NOTE: This plant was originally registered December 15, 1980 , and published in The Lagerstroemia Handbook/Checklist, AABGA, p. 42-43. 1978, as JUNEMARIE. A request by the originator to change the name to BOURBON STREET was made in a letter dated December 10, 1981. At that time the request was denied. In accordance with Article 14.3, International Code of Nomenclature for Cultivated Plants-1995, p. 17, 1995, the name BOURBON STREET is now the accepted epithet.]
= JUNE MARIE.

BRIGHT RED
(Hobbie & Co., Calcutta , India . Cat. p. 11. 1941, without descr.).

BYARS WONDERFUL WHITE
(Ben Lomond Nurs., Summitville, TN. Cat. 7:Sp-Fl 1987): Clear white.
= BYERS WONDERFUL WHITE, ALABAMA WHITE, BYERS CLEAR WHITE, BYERS WHITE.

BYERS CLEAR WHITE
(McLamb Nurs., Inc., W.P.L. 15:Fall 91-Spring 92, without descr.).
= BYERS WONDERFUL WHITE, ALABAMA WHITE, BYARS WONDERFUL WHITE, BYERS WHITE.

BYERS HARDY LAVENDER
(The International Plant Propagators’ Society Combined Proceedings. 33:542-545. 1983): Upright, ovate habit, height 20-25 ft; medium lavender fls.; flowers late and continues until frost; red fall foliage; hardy to USDA zone 6B. Sel. by Marcus D. Byers, 1950. Intro. 1970. Name registered October 29, 1993.

BYERS LAVENDER
(Shadow Nurs., Winchester , TN. Cat. 8:Fl 85-Sp 87, without descr.).

BYERS REGAL RED
(Shady Grove Plant & Nurs., Orangeburg , SC. Cat. 14:Fl 88-Sp89): Deep red, very heavy bloomer.
= REGAL RED.

BYERS STANDARD RED
(The International Plant Propagators’ Society Combined Proceedings. 33:542. 1983): Upright vase habit, mature height 20-25 ft., width 8-10 ft.; fls. soft red; flowers approx. 75 days beginning in mid July; lvs. turning orange in fall; average mildew resistance and winter hardiness (USDA zone 7). A chance seedling selected in Madison County, AL, by Marcus D. Byers in 1965; intro. by David Byers, Huntsville , AL in 1970. Name registered October 29, 1993.

BYERS WHITE
(Carroll Gdns., Westminster , MD. Cat. 91:1987): An outstanding white selection grows as a small multi-stem tree.
= BYERS WONDERFUL WHITE, ALABAMA WHITE, BYARS WONDERFUL WHITE, BYERS CLEAR WHITE.

BYERS WONDERFUL WHITE
(The International Plant Propagators Society Combined Proceedings. 33:543. 1983): Broadly upright, multi-stemmed growth habit, height 25 ft., width 10 ft.; begins to flower in late June; infls. to 2 ft. long with unusually large, open, clear white fls.; lvs. have yellow fall color; hardy to USDA zone 6B; good mildew resistance. A chance seedling selected by Marcus D. Byers at Byers Nursery Co., Inc., Madison County, AL. Intro. by David Byers, Huntsville , AL in 1970. Name registered October 29, 1993.
= ALABAMA WHITE, BYARS WONDERFUL WHITE, BYERS CLEAR WHITE, BYERS WHITE
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