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CULTIVARS AND NAMES OF LAGERSTROEMIA

JACQUELINE DESMARTIS® - JUNE MARIE

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JACQUELINE DESMARTIS®
(Desmartis & Cie., Bergerac , France . Undated promotional brochure received 11/4/80): The latest creation of DESMARTIS, entered into the nursery trade for the first time in 1980. We have kept it in our collection because of its extremely interesting characteristics: Shiny pink coloring (pink camellia). Vigorous, pliant trunk. Exceptional flowering with numerous thyrses, perfectly formed.
(Woody Plant Registration Form, U.S. National Arboretum, Washington, DC. 1982): Upright, vigorous; trunk pliant; shiny pink coloring (pink camellia); exceptional flowering with numerous perfectly formed thyrses; orig. Lagerstroemia indica hybrid by controlled pollination; intro. in 1980 by Jacques Desmartis. Name registered October 1, 1982.
[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 Therefore, the registration of the cultivar name JACQUELINE DESMARTIS is rescinded and the cultivar name DESJAC 124 is registered and approved as of January 1, 1996. International Code of Nomenclature for Cultivated Plants - 1995, Principle 6, p. 4. 1995]
= DESJAC 124.

'JD818'
(U.S. Plant Patent #22697): Deciduous, multiple, or single stemmed shrub to small tree to 1.8 to 3 m tall and 1.8 to 3 m wide; leaves 32 to 47 mm long and 16 to 24 mm wide, young leaves emerge Green 137C on upper surface and Yellow-Green 146C on lower surface, mature to Green 137A on upper surface and Green 146B on lower surface; inflorescences 12.7 to 17.8 cm long and 10.2 to 12.7 cm wide, flowers 16 to 22 mm long and 31 to 44 mm wide, emerge and mature Purple 76A; Originated from open pollinated seedling of ‘YUMA` in Milton, Fla. (Flowerwood Nursery Inc. Catalog, 2013/2014): “Early Bird Crapemyrtles begin blooming as early as Mother’s Day, much earlier than other summer-blooming crapemyrtles, then rebloom for 100-120 days of color. 5-8’ H x 3-4’ W.” Named and introduced by John McNair Davy.  Name registered January 24, 2014.
=
EARLY BIRD™ LAVENDER

'JD827'
(U.S. Plant Patent #22718): Deciduous, multiple, or single stemmed shrub to small tree to 1.8 to 3 m tall and 1.5 to 2.4 m wide; leaves 27 to 43 mm long and 17 to 28 mm wide, young leaves emerge Green 137B on upper surface and Yellow-Green 146C on lower surface, mature to Green 137A on upper surface and Green 146B on lower surface; inflorescences 12.7 to 17.8 cm long and 10.2 to 12.7 cm wide, flowers 16 to 22 mm long and 31 to 44 mm wide, emerge and mature Purple 78A; Originated from open pollinated seedling of ‘ZUNI` in Milton, Fla. (Flowerwood Nursery Inc. Catalog, 2013/2014): “Early Bird Crapemyrtles begin blooming as early as Mother’s Day, much earlier than other summer-blooming crapemyrtles, then rebloom for 100-120 days of color. 5-8’ H x 3-4’ W.” Named and introduced by John McNair Davy.  Name registered January 24, 2014.
= EARLY BIRD™ PURPLE

JD900'
(U.S. Plant Patent #22698): Deciduous, multiple, or single stemmed shrub to small tree to 1.8 to 3 m tall and 1.8 to 3 m wide; leaves 25 to 43 mm long and 16 to 28 mm wide, young leaves emerge Green 137C on upper surface and Yellow-Green 146D on lower surface, mature to Green 137A on upper surface and Green 146B on lower surface; inflorescences 12.7 to 17.8 cm long and 10.2 to 12.7 cm wide, flowers 13 to 19 mm long and 31 to 38 mm wide, emerge Red-Purple 62D and mature White 155C; Originated from open pollinated seedling of ‘ACOMA` in Milton, Fla. (Flowerwood Nursery Inc. Catalog, 2013/2014): “Early Bird Crapemyrtles begin blooming as early as Mother’s Day, much earlier than other summer-blooming crapemyrtles, then rebloom for 100-120 days of color. 5-8’ H x 3-4’ W.” Named and introduced by John McNair Davy.  Name registered January 24, 2014.
=
EARLY BIRD™ WHITE

JEANNE DESMARTIS®
(Desmartis & Cie., Bergerac , France . Cat. p. 18. 1973-74): Compact growth; fls. mid-July to late August, rose (Bengal Rose), recurrent bloom. Orig. as hybrid developed by Andre Desmartis, Bergerac , France . Named and intro. by Desmartis & Cie. in 1973. Name registered January 15, 1975.
[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 JEANNE DESMARTIS is rescinded and the cultivar name DESJAN 086 is registered and approved as of January 1, 1996. International Code of Nomenclature for Cultivated Plants - 1995, Principle 6, p. 4. 1995]
= DESJAN 086.

JET STREAM
(Greenleaf Nursery Co., El Campo , TX . Cat. Fall 1979-Spring 1980): Tall, white. (Leon R. Macha, Greenleaf Nursery Co., El Campo, TX. Letter, 10/8/79): We call this variety JET STREAM for lack of a better name. We feel it might be GLENDORA.

JUNE MARIE
(Flower and Garden. p. 57. June, 1978, advertisement Myrtles, Baton Rouge, Louisiana): Pink. Plant Patent #4182, issued January 10, 1978 : Weeping, dwarf, mature height 10-20 in; fls. Neyron Rose (55B). Orig. as seedling selected by D.E. Chopin, Baton Rouge, Louisiana; assigned to Chopin & Wright Nursery, Ltd., Baton Rouge, Louisiana. 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 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.]
= BOURBON STREET.


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