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‘Parade Purple’

(Texas Nurs., Sherman, TX. Cat. p. 5. 1963-64): Vigorous grower; fls. Strong purple, lighter than ‘Twilight’. Orig. as chance seedling selected in 1960, named in 1963, trademarked in State of Texas and intro. in 1963 by J.B. Fitzpatrick, Texas Nurs. Name registered May 31, 1974.

= ‘Purple Parade’, ‘Select Purple’.

 

‘Passion’

(Flower and Garden, p. 57; June 1978, advertisement Myrtles, Baton Rouge, LA): Purple. (Plant Patent #4184, issued January 10, 1978): Weeping, dwarf, mature height 10-20 in; fls. Violet-Purple (77B). Orig. as seedling selected by D.E. Chopin, Baton Rouge, LA; assigned to Chopin & Wright Nursery, Ltd., Baton Rouge, LA.

[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 ‘New Orleans’ 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 ‘New Orleans’ is now the accepted epithet.]

= ‘New Orleans’.

 

‘Pastel Pink’

(Andersen Horticultural Library’s Source List of Plants & Seeds, University of Minnesota, 4th Edition. 1996:pp. 173-174, without descr., as available from Louisiana Nursery, Opelousas, LA.): L. speciosa variety.

 

‘Pattie Pink’

(Tom Dodd Nursery, Semmes, AL. W.P.L. 7:1982-1983): Pink.

 

'Pecos'

(D.R. Egolf, HortSci. 21(5):1250-1252. 1986): Multiple-stemmed, semi-dwarf, globose shrub; exfoliating branches and trunk grey (Grey 201B 2) and dark brown (Greyed Orange 175A); lvs. elliptic to obovate, 5-6 cm long and 1.9-2.5 cm wide, dark green (Yellow Green 147A above and Yellow Green 147B beneath), in autumn maroon (Greyed Purple 183A) to dark purple red (Greyed Purple 184A); infl. globose, 15-20 cm long and 13-19 cm wide with medium-pink (Red Purple 57D) fls., recurrent blooming from early July to September; mildew resistant; orig. in 1972 from the cross of (L. indica ‘Dwarf Red’ x L. fauriei) X (L. indica ‘Dark Red’ x L. fauriei); selected in 1975; intro. 1986 by U.S. National Arboretum; NA 54977; PI 499823. Name registered May 1, 1992.

 

‘Pendula’

(Plant Buyer’s Index, 4th ed., 1939, without descr., as available from Griffing Nurs., Beaumont, TX).

= ‘Weeping Pink’, ‘Prostrata’, ‘Rosea Pendula’.

 

‘Peppermint Lace’

(Monrovia Nursery Co., Azusa, CA. Cat. p. 59. 1972): Upright and slightly spreading shrub; lvs. broadly elliptic, above Parsley Green oo962/1, beneath Spinach Green o960/2; fls. picotee, deep rose pink (Spiraea Red o25/1) edged white. Hardy in zone 7. Orig. as hybrid developed by Otto Spring, Okmulgee , OK . Named and intro. in 1972 by Monrovia Nurs. Plant Patent #3169 issued May 16, 1972. Name registered June 13, 1974.

 

‘Perfection’

(Angel Peluffo, Buenos Aires, Argentina. Cat. p. 128. 1902?, without descr.).

 

‘Petite’

(Amer. Assoc. Nurs., Nurs. Trade & Supply Dir. p. 93. 1966, without descr., as available from Monrovia Nurs., Azusa, CA).

 

‘Petite Embers’

= ‘Moners’ PETITE EMBERS

 

‘Petite Orchid’

= ‘Monhid’ PETITE ORCHID™, ‘Dwarf Orchid’?.

 

‘Petite Pink’

(Andre Briant Jeunes Plants, Saint-Barthelemy D’Anjou, France. 30:Le Catalogue International Edition, 93-94 Season): Light pink blooms. A dwarf variety.

= ‘Monkie’ PETITE PINKIE™?.

 

‘Petite Pinkie’

 = ‘Monkie’ PETITE PINKIE™, ‘Petite Pink’?.

 

‘Petite Plum’

(Monrovia Nurs., Azusa, CA. Cat. p. 71. 1985): Dwarf, deep plum purple.

= ‘Monum’ PETITE PLUM™.

 

‘Petite Red’  

(Pépinières Jean Rey, Carpentras, France. 30:Automne 1990:Tarif General): small American variety, dark crimson red.

 

‘Petite Red Imp’

= ‘Monimp’ PETITE RED IMP™, ‘Petite Red Improved’.

 

‘Petite Red Improved’

(Monrovia Nurs., Azusa, CA. Cat. p. 59. 1972): Very dwarf; fls. dark red.

= ‘Monimp’ PETITE RED IMP™.

 

‘Petite Red Ruby’

(Geo. W. Park Co., Greenwood, SC. Cat. p. 4. Sp. 1972): Dwarf, fls. dark red.

(Monrovia Nurs., Azusa , CA . Cat. p. 62. 1970): Dwarf, upright to about 4-5 ft; fls. deep ruby red; hardy to zone 6. Orig. as hybrid developed by Otto Spring, Okmulgee , OK . Named, trademarked in State of California, and intro. in 1970 by Monrovia Nurs. Name registered June 13, 1974.

[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 PETITE RUBY is rescinded. International Code of Nomenclature for Cultivated Plants - 1995, Principle 6, p. 4. 1995].

= ‘Petite Red Ruby’ PETITE RUBY™.

 

‘Petite Ruby’

= ‘Petite Red Ruby’.

 

‘Petite Snow’

= ’Monow’ PETITE SNOW™, ‘Dwarf Snow’.

 

‘Petite Snowflake’

(Richard T. Isaacson, Comp., Andersen Hort. Library’s Source List of Plants & Seeds, 1987, without descr., as available from Carroll Gardens, Westminster, MD.)

 

‘Phiilag B2’

(Garden Debut Landscape Collection Catalog 2014): "Clusters of pink blooms appear all summer against the glossy green foliage. Leaves emerge tinged with red and turn to dark green. This mid-size variety grows 4 to 5 feet tall and wide with a tight growth habit." Name considered October 16, 2014. Most likely a misspelling of 'Piilag B2'.

= ‘Piilag B2’ ENDURING SUMMER PINK™ (Ball Ornamentals Catalog, 2013)?

 

‘Phiilag B3’

Name considered October 16, 2014. Most likely a misspelling of 'Piilag B3'

= ‘Piilag B3’ ENDURING SUMMER FUCHSIA™ (Ball Ornamentals Catalog, 2013)?

 

‘Phiilag B4’

(Garden Debut Landscape Collection Catalog 2014): "Clusters of lavender-pink blooms appear all summer against the glossy green foliage. Leaves emerge tinged with red and turn to dark green. This mid-size variety grows 4 to 5 feet tall and wide with a tight growth habit." Name considered October 16, 2014. Most likely a misspelling of 'Piilag B4'.

= ‘Piilag B4’ ENDURING SUMMER LAVENDER™ (Ball Ornamentals Catalog, 2013)?

 

‘Phiilag B5’

(Garden Debut Landscape Collection Catalog 2014): "Clusters of bright true scarlet-red blooms appear all summer against the glossy green foliage. Leaves emerge tinged with red and turn to dark green. This mid-size variety grows 4 to 5 feet tall and wide with a tight growth habit." Name considered October 16, 2014. Most likely a misspelling of 'Piilag B5'.

= 'Piilag B5' ENDURING SUMMER RED™ (Ball Ornamentals Catalog, 2013)?

 

'Piilag-I'

(U.S. Plant Patent #23168): Deciduous, compact shrub to 60 cm tall and 100 cm wide after 10 years; leaves 33 mm long and 17 mm wide, young leaves emerge Greyed-Red 179B on upper and lower surfaces, mature to Green 137A on upper surface and Yellow-Green 146B on lower surface; inflorescences 10 cm long and 10 cm wide, flowers 20 mm long and 25 mm wide, emerge and mature White N155A; Originated from open pollinated seed of ‘Gamad V’ in 1999-2000. (Griffith Propagation Nursery Inc. Catalog, 2014): “(3-4 ft) (Zone 6) Compact, yet fast growing, white flowering crapemyrtle.  Ten year old plant is 3 foot tall, 4 Ft. wide and covered in flowers in mid-July. Impressive!” Named and introduced by Mark Griffith.  Name registered January 24, 2014.

= ‘Piilag-I’ DIAMOND DAZZLE™ (Griffith Propagation Nursery Inc. Catalog, 2014)

= ‘Piilag-I’ ENDURING SUMMER™ WHITE (Ball Ornamentals Catalog, 2014)

 

'Piilag--II'

(U.S. Plant Patent #23071): Deciduous, compact shrub to 90 cm tall and 90 cm wide after 4 years; leaves 40 mm long and 20 mm wide, young leaves emerge Greyed-Red 178B on upper and lower surfaces, mature to Yellow-Green 147A on upper surface and Yellow-Green 146B on lower surface; inflorescences 8.5 cm long and 9.5 cm wide, flowers 20 mm long and 40 mm wide, emerge and mature Red-Purple N57A; Originated from open pollinated seed of ‘Gamad I’ in 2006. (Griffith Propagation Nursery Inc. Catalog, 2014): “(2 ft x 3 ft) (Zone 6) Neon-rose colored flowers and compact habit.  IN flower by mid-June in Georgia.” Named and introduced by Michael Dirr and Plant Introductions, Inc.  Name registered January 24, 2014.

= ‘Piilag-II’ STRAWBERRY DAZZLE™ (Griffith Propagation Nursery Inc. Catalog, 2014)

= ‘Piilag-II’ ENDURING SUMMER™ PINK (Ball Ornamentals Catalog, 2014)

 

'Piilag-III'

(U.S. Plant Patent #23178): Deciduous, compact shrub to 150 cm tall and 120 cm wide after 4 years; leaves 45 mm long and 22 mm wide, young leaves emerge Greyed-Purple 183A on upper and lower surfaces, mature to Yellow-Green 147A on upper surface and Yellow-Green 147B on lower surface; inflorescences 13 cm long and 10 cm wide, flowers 22 mm long and 40 mm wide, emerge and mature Red 53A; Originated from open pollinated seed of ‘Gamad I’ in 2006. (Griffith Propagation Nursery Inc. Catalog, 2014): “(8-10 ft) (Zone 6) Mid-size upright grower with true red flowers, maroon new growth, dark green foliage.  An open pollinated seedling of CHERRY DAZZLE™.” Named and introduced by Michael Dirr and Plant Introductions, Inc..  Name registered January 24, 2014.

= 'Piilag-III' RED ROOSTER™ (Griffith Propagation Nursery Inc. Catalog, 2014)

= 'Piilag-III' ENDURING SUMMER™ FUCHSIA (Ball Ornamentals Catalog, 2014)

 

'Piilag-IV'

(Griffith Propagation Nursery Inc. Catalog, 2014): “(8-12’ h x 4-6’ w) A sister seedling of Midnight Magic™. Same disease resistance and superb dark maroon foliage.  Abundant white flowers and upright habit.  Perfect as small patio or container tree, large enough to stand on its own in the landscape. Bred by Plant Introductions, Inc.” Named and introduced by Plant Introductions, Inc.  Name registered January 28, 2014.

= 'Piilag-IV' MOONLIGHT MAGIC™ (Griffith Propagation Nursery Inc. Catalog, 2014)

= 'Piilag-IV' ENDURING SUMMER™ LAVENDER (Ball Ornamentals Catalog, 2014)

 

'Piilag-V'

(U.S. Plant Patent #25925): Deciduous, compact shrub to 112 cm tall and 86 cm wide after two and a half years; leaves 3.9 cm long and 2.5 cm wide, young leaves emerge Dark Red 187B on upper surface and Deep Red 185A on lower surface; inflorescences 11.2 cm long and 8.9 cm wide, flowers 2.1 cm tall and 2.8 cm wide, emerge and mature Vivid Purplish Red N57C; Originated from open pollinated seed of ‘Chocolate Mocha’ in 2010. (Griffith Propagation Nursery Inc. Catalog, 2014): “(4-6’ h x 4-6’ w) Superb purple-maroon foliage and abundant dark pink flowers. Compact rounded habit; flowers July-September. Foliage keeps its color even in our heat. Good leaf-spot and mildew resistance. Another new selection from Plant Introductions, Inc.” Named and introduced by Josh Kardos and Plant Introductions, Inc.  Name registered January 28, 2014.

= 'Piilag-V' MIDNIGHT MAGIC™ (Griffith Propagation Nursery Inc. Catalog, 2014)

= 'Piilag-V' ENDURING SUMMER™ RED (Ball Ornamentals Catalog, 2014)

 

'Piilag-VI'

(U.S. Plant Patent #26183): Deciduous, compact shrub to 132 cm tall and 118 cm wide after five years; leaves 5.2 cm long and 2.6 cm wide, emerge Strong Reddish Orange 42B and mature Moderate Olive Green 147A on upper surface and Moderate Yellowish Green 146B on lower surface; inflorescences 11.7 cm long and 9.6 cm wide, flowers 2.2 cm tall and 3.2 cm wide, emerge and mature Strong Red 46A; Originated from open pollinated seed of ‘Piilag-III’ in 2008.  (Flowerwood Nursery Inc. Catalog, 2013/2014): “(6-10’ x 6-10’) (Zones 6-9) An early summer bloomer with brilliant red flowers that form a dense compact, rounded to upright shrub. The foliage emerges with a red tint and transforms to a deep green in the summer, setting off the true red flowers. Improved resistance to leaf spot. Bred by Plant Introductions, Inc.” Named and introduced by Michael Dirr, Josh Kardos, and Plant Introductions, Inc.  Name registered January 28, 2014.

= 'Piilag-VI' RED MAGIC

 

‘Piilag B1’

(U.S. Plant Patent #25537): Deciduous, compact shrub to 137 cm tall and 122 cm wide after five years; leaves 5 cm long and 3 cm wide, emerge Moderate Red 180A on upper and lower surfaces and mature Moderate Olive Green 147A on upper surface and Moderate Yellowish Green 147B on lower surface; inflorescences 12 cm long and 9.5 cm wide; flowers 2.2 cm tall and 3.7 cm wide, emerge and mature Greenish White 155C; Originated from unnamed and unpatented seedling known to the inventor as #5 growing in Watkinsville, Ga in 2008. (Garden Debut Landscape Collection Catalog 2014): "Clusters of white blooms appear all summer against the glossy green foliage. Leaves emerge tinged with red and turn to dark green. This mid-size variety grows 4 to 5 feet tall and wide with a tight growth habit." Name registered May 11, 2016.  Named and introduced by Josh Kardos and Plant Introductions, Inc.

= ‘Piilag B1’ ENDURING SUMMER™ WHITE (Ball Ornamentals Catalog, 2013)

 

‘Piilag B2’

(U.S. Plant Patent #25477): Deciduous, compact shrub to 137 cm high and 137 cm wide after five years; leaves 4.6 cm long and 2.7 cm wide, emerge Moderate Red 179A on upper and lower surfaces and mature Moderate Olive Green 147A on upper surface and Moderate Yellowish Green 144A on lower surface; inflorescences 10.2 cm long and 10 cm wide; flowers 2.2 cm tall and 2.9 cm wide, emerge and mature Deep Purplish Pink N66C; Originated from open pollinated seed of L. indica ‘Gamad VI’ in 2008.  Named and introduced by Josh Kardos and Plant Introductions, Inc. Name registered May 11, 2016.

 = ‘Piilag B2’ ENDURING SUMMER™ PINK

 

‘Piilag B3’

(U.S. Plant Patent #25536): Deciduous, compact shrub to 137 cm high and 132 cm wide after five years; leaves 4.8 cm long and 2.8 cm wide, emerge Deep Red 185A on upper surface and Moderate Red 185B on lower surface and mature Moderate Olive Green 147A on upper surface and Moderate Yellowish Green 146B on lower surface; inflorescences 12.7 cm long and 9.8 cm wide; flowers 2.1 cm tall and 2.8 cm wide, emerge and mature Strong Purplish Red 61B; Originated from open pollinated seed of L. indica ‘Gamad VI’ in 2008.  Named and introduced by Josh Kardos and Plant Introductions, Inc. Name registered May 11, 2016.

 = ‘Piilag B3’ ENDURING SUMMER™ FUCHSIA

 

‘Piilag B4’

(U.S. Plant Patent #25195): Deciduous, compact shrub to 170 cm high and 170 cm wide after five years; leaves 4.8 cm long and 3 cm wide, emerge Deep Red 185A on upper and lower surfaces and mature Moderate Olive Green 147A on upper surface and Moderate Yellowish Green 147B on lower surface; inflorescences 9.3 cm long and 6.6 cm wide; flowers 2.1 cm tall and 2.7 cm wide, emerge and mature Strong Purplish Red 72A; Originated from open pollinated seed of L. indica ‘Gamad VI’ in 2008.  Named and introduced by Josh Kardos and Plant Introductions, Inc. Name registered May 11, 2016.

 = ‘Piilag B4’ ENDURING SUMMER™ LAVENDER

 

‘Piilag B5’

(U.S. Plant Patent #25476): Deciduous, compact shrub to 142 cm high and 127 cm wide after four years; leaves 4.4 cm long and 3 cm wide, emerge Moderate Red 180A on upper and lower surfaces, mature Moderate Olive Green 147A on upper surface and Moderate Olive Green 146A on lower surface; inflorescences 10.6 cm long and and 9.4 cm wide; flowers 2.3 cm tall and 3 cm wide, emerge and mature Strong Red 53B; Originated from open pollinated seed of L. indica ‘Piilag B4’ in 2009.  Named and introduced by Josh Kardos and Plant Introductions, Inc. Name registered May 11, 2016.

 = ‘Piilag B5’ ENDURING SUMMER™ RED

 

‘Pink’

(Amfac Nurseries Select, Madison, OH. 43:Jan. 1981): Light Pink.

(Byers Nursery Company, Inc., Huntsville, AL. 11:F 1987): This variety has beautiful bubblegum pink blooms and grows in an upright fashion.

(Hines Nurs. Co., Houston, TX. Hines Houston Plants & Prices. 31:Jan. 1993): Deciduous small tree or large shrub, prolific bloomer throughout the summer months. Clear pink flowers. Listed under Standards: (18-25').

‘Pink Blush’ (Old)

(Flower and Garden, p. 57. June 1978 advertisement Myrtles, Baton Rouge , LA ): Lt. pink.

(Plant Patent #4186, issued January 10, 1978): Weeping, dwarf, mature height 10-20 in; fls. Neyron rose (56C). Orig. as seedling selected 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 ‘Delta Blush’ 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 ‘Delta Blush’ is now the accepted epithet.]

= ‘Delta Blush’.

 

‘Pink Blush’ (New)

(David Byers, Crapemyrtle A Grower’s Thoughts, p.58-59. 1997.): “This new selection is unusual because of its narrow, compound, grey              -green foliage, resembling that of a Nandina. It flowers with a bright-pink bloom and may grow to 18 inches.” Developed by David Chopin, now of Washington, PA.

 

‘Pink Crepe’

(O.S. Gray Nurs., Arlington, TX. Cat. 1965): Fls. clear soft rose, panicles large; mildew resistant.

 

'Pink Elf'

(unlabeled publication, received November 17, 2015): "'Pink Elf' is a dwarf crape myrtle that stands out with large red purple flowers on a compact mound plant. It was selected for its flamboyant flower color, large flower diameter, and high flower coverage. This new dwarf selection is an ideal material as container plant, groundcover, and alternative to other summer bloomers. 'Pink Elf' was bred from crosses of (L. fauriei × L. indica 'Pocomoke') × 'Pocomoke'. Crosses between L. fauriei and L. indica 'Pocomoke' were carried out in 2011. The hybrid progenies were cultivated in greenhouse in 2011 and then transplanted to field in 2012. Backcrosses were made between F1 hybrid with more flowers (B010) as the female parent and 'Pocomoke' as the male parent in 2013. The BC1 hybrids cultivated in pots in greenhouse in 2013, transplanted to field in 2014 and first flowered in 2014. 'Pink Elf' displayed higher flower coverage and superior red purple flowers. Plant of 'Pink Elf' is a deciduous, densely branched and dwarf shrub that has grown 30 cm tall and 40 to 50 cm wide at 2 years of age under ambient field conditions in Beijing. Leaves are elliptical measuring 2 to 4 cm in length and 1 to 3 cm in width with an acuminate apex, cuneate base, and entire margins with 3 to 5 pinnate venations. Foliage retention is excellent from spring through fall. Calyxes are 8 mm long, 6 apparent arris, and bell shaped. Flower buds are conical with secondary erumpent suture lines. Inflorescences average 12 cm in length and 7 cm in width, with 10 to 30 flowers per panicle. Flowers average 3.4 cm in diameter, with 6-mm-long claws, 6 petals, 9 mm long and 11 mm wide. Petals are fan shaped with ruffled apex, ruffled margins and sagittate bases. Flowers are generally colored Red Purple 62A. Flowers have full dimorphic stamens, with 6 short stamens and 30 to 40 long stamens. Full yellow stamens contrast nicely with the bright pink petal color. Flowering occurs from July to September. Fruiting occurs from October to November. Suitable growing zone of 'Pink Elf' are ranged from Beijing to the south (Cold Hardiness Zone 7-11). Water and nutrient management, pruning and shaping, and pest control need to be paid attention in the process of nursery. The phenotype may vary slightly due to environmental changes such as light intensity and fertility with no alteration of genotype. The clone is easily propagated by softwood stem cuttings under intermittent misting systems. The best rooting material should be taken from actively growing stock plants." Breeders were Qixiang Zhang, Ming Cai, Huitang Pan, Yuanjun Ye, Xing Hu, Xiangxiang Ren, Wan Xu, Ke Wang, Tangren Cheng, and Jia Wang atBeijing Forestry University, Beijing, 100083, China. Color designations are according to the Royal Horticultural Society Colour Chart 2001. Hardiness ratings are based on Plant Hardiness Zone Map of China, USDA. Name considered November 17, 2015.

 

‘Pink Lace’

(Henry Field Seed & Nurs., Shenandoah, IA. Cat. p. 85. Sp. 1958): Fls. bright pink. (Texas Nurs., Sherman, TX. Cat. p. 8. 1959-60): Medium grower; fls. large heads, clear pink. Orig. as chance seedling selected in 1957, named in 1958, and trademarked in State of Texas by J.B. Fitzpatrick, Texas Nurs. (Red Purple 63B).

 

‘Pink Parfait’

(Plants received at U.S. National Arboretum, Washington, DC, 12-21-90 from Bear Creek Gardens, Somis, CA)

(Buds & Blooms Nurs., Brown Summit, SC. FL W.P.L. 1991): L. indica ‘Pink Parfait’ - Clear pink. Dwarf 4'.

(Byers Wholesale Nursery, Inc., Meridianville, AL, undated promotional brochure with color picture and description, procured 1/4/95): A clear light pink blossom with darker petal edges. Plant grows to about 4 feet tall. Drought resistant (PPAF). Jackson & Perkins™ Dwarf Crapemyrtle.

= PINK PARFAIT

 

‘Pink Pearl’

(Clare Gorton, Hodges Gdns. Magazet 2(2):[7]. 1961): Delicate pale pink.

 

‘Pink Ruffle’

(Select Nurs., Brea, CA. Cat. p. 35. 1967): Dwarf; fls. rosy pink. Orig. Select Nurs. Red 55B 2.

= ‘Pink Ruffles’, ‘Dwarf Pink Ruffles’.

 

‘Pink Ruffles’

(Inter-State Nurs., Hamburg, IA. Cat. p. 11. Sp. 1963): Compact, dwarf shrub 4-5 ft. high; fls. pink, heavy bloomer. Orig. as chance seedling selected and named in 1960, trademarked in State of Texas in 1962, and intro. in 1963 by J.B. Fitzpatrick, Texas Nurs., Sherman TX . Red Purple 66D 2. Name registered April 30, 1974.

= ‘Dwarf Pink Ruffles’, ‘Pink Ruffle’.

 

‘Pink Snowflake’

(Buds & Blooms, Brown Summit, SC. July 15, 1987): Pink/white variegated. Dwarf (Less than 3 feet).

(Carroll Gardens, Westminster, MD. 91:1987): Softly ruffled pink and white flowers are spectacular and quite unique. Showy bright orange and yellow autumn foliage.

 

PINK VELOUR

= ‘Whit III’ (ROYAL VELVET®, PINK VELOUR™)

 

‘Pink Wonder’

(Plants received at U.S. National Arboretum, Washington, DC, 12-21-90 from Bear Creek Gardens, Somis, CA)

(Byers Wholesale Nursery, Inc., Meridianville, AL, undated promotional brochure with color picture and description, procured 1/4/95): A very delicate light pink, nearly white variety that grows to about 4½ feet tall. Drought resistant (PPAF). Jackson & Perkins™Dwarf Crapemyrtle.

= PINK WONDER

 

‘Pixie Pink’

(Lone Star Growers, San Antonio , TX . 10:Jan. 1, 1986, without descr.).

(James C. Kell, Comp.., Houston, TX. Crapemyrtles in Cultivation. 1990:Rev. 6/94. unpubl.): Pink (medium lavender-pink), pyramidal panicles. Low spreading compact habit of growth, 1 ft. high by 2 ft. spread. Pixie Series (Pat. Pend. 1986), originated by Chopin & Wright Nurseries.

 

‘Pixie White’

(Lone Star Growers, San Antonio , TX . 10:Jan. 1, 1986, without descr.).

(James C. Kell, Comp.., Houston, TX. Crapemyrtles in Cultivation. 1990:Rev. 6/94. unpubl.): White, more or less pyramidal panicles. Low spreading habit of growth ¾ to 1 ft. high and 2 ft. spread. Pixie Series (Pat. Pend. 1986), originated by Chopin & Wright Nurseries.

 

‘Plum Magic’

(U.S. Plant Patent #23518): Deciduous, compact shrub to 105 cm tall and 95 cm wide after 4 years; leaves 40 mm long and 22 mm wide, young leaves emerge Greyed-Purple 187A on upper and Greyed-Purple 187C on lower surfaces, mature to Greyed-Green 189A on upper surface and Yellow-Green 146B on lower surface; inflorescences 11 cm long and 7 cm wide, flowers 20 mm long and 30 mm wide, emerge and mature Red-Purple 71B; Originated from open pollinated seed of ‘Gamad VI’. (Griffith Propagation Nursery Inc. Catalog, 2014): “(6-8’) (Zone 6) Stunning plum-purple new growth matures to gray-green on a shrub with intermediate upright rounded growth habit.  Flowers are fuchsia-pink. May dead-head and will rebloom in approximately 4 weeks.” Named and introduced by Joshua Kardos.  Name registered January 24, 2014.

 

'Pocomoke'

(M.R. Pooler and R.L. Dix, HortSci. 34(2):361-363. 1999): Deciduous, true miniature L. indica x L. fauriei hybrid crapemyrtle, densely branched, compact mound 0.5 m high and 0.9 m wide at 8 years in container culture; lvs. glossy, 2.1 to 3.8 cm long and 1.2 to 1.8 cm wide, emerge bronze (Greyed Purple 183A 3) before turning dark green (Green 139A); bronze red autumn coloration. Fls. deep rose-pink (Red Purple 64B) in inflorescences of single to flattened panicles 2.5 to 3.5 cm tall and 2.4 to 5.1 cm wide, approximately two weeks later than standard forms of crapemyrtle. It retains its compact, mound-shaped habit without pruning and is highly resistant to powdery mildew. Crosses leading to ‘Pocomoke’ were made in 1967, 1972, 1979, 1986, and 1989; the crosses involved five original plants, L. fauriei, L. indica ‘Dwarf Red’, L. indica ‘Low Flame’, and 2 dwarf L. indica. Selected in 1990 and intro. in 1998 by the U.S. National Arboretum; NA 62918; PI 596408. Name registered July 23, 1998.

 

‘Poconos’

(Plant & Supply Locator. January 2000:p. 150, without descr., as available from Flowerwood Nursery, Loxley , AL ): Misprint. Should have been ‘Pocomoke’.

 

‘Pomona Red’

(Monrovia Nurs., Azusa, CA. Cat. p. 36. 1955-56): Erect growth; fls. rich red.

 

'Potomac'

(D. Egolf, Baileya 15(1):10, 12. 1967): Upright branched, 5 m high, treelike specimen; lvs. glossy, thinly coriaceous; panicles 20-2 8 cm long, 16-18 cm wide, abundantly produced from mid-July to September; fls. clear medium pink (Phlox Pink 625/1 1) with base slightly darker; mildew tolerant. Orig. in 1962 as selection from colchicine-treated seedlings and intro. in 1967 by U.S. National Arboretum; NA 28863; PI 316673. Name registered September 20, 1966.

 

'Powhatan'

(D. Egolf, Baileya 15(1):12-13. 1967): Dense, globose shrub, 3 m high; lvs. glossy, thinly coriaceous; panicles 20-32 cm long, 12-25 cm wide; fls. light lavender (Imperial Pink 33/1 1) with base slightly darker; mildew tolerant. Orig. in 1960 from cross of L. indica ‘Dwarf Purple’ × L. indica ‘Light Lavender’, and intro. in 1967 by the U.S. National Arboretum; NA 28864; PI 316674. Name registered September 20, 1966.

 

‘Prairie Lace’

(C.E. Whitcomb, C. Gray and B. Cavanaugh, HortSci 19(5):737-738. 1984): Compact, upright, semi-dwarf shrub, 1.2-2 m high; lvs. dark green, smaller and thicker than the species average, in autumn red to orange red; infl. 12-25 cm tall and 2-8 cm wide with white margined, medium pink fls.; cold hardy to -20oC; very resistant to drought and powdery mildew; orig. in 1978 from a population derived from about 4000 seeds collected from 16 seedling parents of L. indica and treated with a 4% solution of ethylmethane sulfonate (EMS) for one hour. Selected in 1980; intro. 1983 by Oklahoma Agr. Exp. Station; Name registered February 1, 1985. Plant Patent #6365.

 

‘Pretty Purple‘

(Andersen Horticultural Library’s Source List of Plants & Seeds, University of Minnesota, 4th Edition. 1996:pp. 173-174, without descr., as available from Louisiana Nursery, Opelousas, LA.): L. speciosa variety.

 

'PRN Hardy Red’

(Pleasant Run Nursery Wholesale Plant List, 2012): “Richard came across ‘PRN Hardy Red’ Crapemyrtle in a group of Lagerstroemias and was struck by both the vibrancy of the bright red flower color and the compact, clean habit.  We have had the parent plant in one of the driest, most exposed locations on our nursery and have never experienced any dieback or diminution in its long lasting flower production. Zone: 6. H: 8’.” Named and introduced by Pleasant Run Nursery. Name registered January 28, 2014.

 

‘Prostrata’

(Griffing Nurs., Beaumont, TX. Cat. p. 21. 1930): Weeping; fls. pink. Intro. by Griffing Nurs.

= ‘Weeping Pink’, ‘Pendula’, ‘Rosea Pendula’, ‘Prostrata Griffin’ ?.

 

‘Prostrata Griffin’

(Hines Nurs., Houston, TX. Hines Houston Plants & Prices, 33:Jan. 1991): Deciduous tree reaching 20' with an umbrella-shaped head-often reaching 25' across with age. Attractive pink-gray bark in winter-watermelon red flowers throughout the summer. Full sun.

= ‘Weedping Pink’ ?, ‘Prostata’?.

 

‘Pure Red’

(Monrovia Nurs., Azusa, CA. Cat. p. 60. 1960-61): Lvs. lovely green; fls. pure red; panicles abundant. Erythrite Red oo27. Orig. at Durant Nurs., Durant, OK. Named and intro. by Monrovia Nurs. in 1960.

= ‘Country Red’, ‘Durant Red’.

 

‘Pure White’

(Ashford Park Nurs., Atlanta, GA. Cat. p. 15. 1923): Spreading shrub; flw. Panicles large.

(Glen Saint Mary Nurs., Glen Saint Mary , FL. Cat. p. 5. 1958-59): Stocky, compact growth habit; fls. white, panicles large; profuse bloomer.

= ‘Old White’.

 

‘Purity’

(Kramer Bros. Nurs., Upland, CA. Cat. 1962-63, without descr.).

(AMFAC Nursery Select, Madison, OH. 43:Jan. 1981): White. One of the most spectacular crepe myrtles, often used as a street tree.

 

‘Purple’

(Inter-State Nurs., Macclenny, FL. Cat. p. 18. 1919): Upright; fls. lilac-purple shading to bluish-pink as flower ages; panicles medium sized.

= ‘Purpurea’, ‘Lavender’, ‘Lavendula’, ‘Lilac’, ‘Lilac Purple’, ‘Violacea’.

 

'Purple Magic’

(U.S. Plant Patent #23906): Deciduous, compact shrub to 116 cm tall and 90 cm wide after 4 years; leaves 47 mm long and 25 mm wide, young leaves emerge Greyed-Red 178B on upper and lower surfaces, mature to Yellow-Green 147A on upper surface and Yellow-Green 146B on lower surface; inflorescences 10 cm long and 8 cm wide, flowers 20 mm long and 36 mm wide, emerge and mature Purple 77A; Originated from  open-pollinated seed of an unnamed and unpatented seedling known to the inventor as 16-02 growing in Watkinsville, Ga. (Griffith Propagation Nursery Inc. Catalog, 2014): “(6 Ft.)(Zone 6)Dark purple flowers with glossy green foliage. Easily maintained in the 3 to 4 Ft. range. Remove old blooms to promote reblooming in 4 to 5 weeks.” Named and introduced by Joshua Kardos.  Name registered January 28, 2014.

 

‘Purple Parade’

(Nursery Business, p. 16, September-October 1977, advertisement Five-M Nurs., Lindale, TX, without descr.). Name inadvertently transposed.

= ‘Parade Purple’, ‘Select Purple’.

 

‘Purple Queen’

(Katsuo, Kiyoshi, Crape-myrtle Named PURPLE QUEEN, Plant Patent – United States Patent and Trademark Office. (Plant Pat U S Pat Trademark Off) Sept 1, 1992. (7957): 2 p. Plates. Washington, D.C.: The Office.; 1992 Journal Article.): “The subject of the present disclosure is a new and distinct variety of crapemyrtle, named ‘Purple Queen’, which is characterized by its strong reddish purple blooms and its dwarf habit. The new variety is hardy, well-branched and produces a heavy quantity of blooms. Form spreading to flat-spreading have a (hill spread)/(height) ratio of about 1.6, flat globe form, dwarf habit (about 40 cm height), heavy branching habit and an extremely numerous amount of blooms. It orig. in 1985 as a seedling resulting from crossing L. indica ‘Summer and Summer’ and L. indica ‘Issai-Sarusuberi’. The blooming period of the variety is long, from July to October in Niigata-shi, Niigata-ken, Japan, and in similar climate elsewhere. The variety also shows a good cold hardiness and can overwinter well without being supported with a pole even in a snowy area. Flower color is a strong reddish purple (JHS Color Chart 8911 or RHS Colour Chart 77B). U.S. Plant Patent 7,957, Sept. 1, 1992.

 

‘Purple Rain’

(Plants received at U.S. National Arboretum, Washington, DC, 12-21-90 from Bear Creek Gardens, Somis, CA.)

(Byers Wholesale Nursery, Inc., Meridianville, AL, undated promotional brochure with color picture and description, procured 1/4/95): Very unique dark purple variety. This is a vigorous grower, branching freely and flowering in large clusters. Will grow to about 5 feet. Drought resistant (PPAF). Jackson & Perkins™ Dwarf Crapemyrtle.

 = PURPLE RAIN

 

‘Purple Snowflake’

(Kay Sallee, “A Rainbow of Colors”, Nursery Manager 4(3):68. Mar. 1988): “There also are varieties of crapes with pink and red blossoms whose frilly individual petals are edged with lacy white: ‘Pink Snowflake’ and ‘Red Snowflake’. ‘We’re working on ‘Purple Snowflake’, but aren’t having much luck,’ Cole volunteered. ‘It reverts back (to the color of the mother plant) after a couple of years. But we’ll keep trying.’” Article on Five-M Nursery.

 

‘Purple Splendor’

(Spring Hill Nurs., Tipp City, OH. Cat. p. 33. 1946, without descr.).

 

‘Purple Velvet’

(David Chopin, Washington, PA. Variety Listing and Descriptions, undated, included with pers. com. to David Byers. 5/11/95): New! Color: Black Purple. Height 3-4.5'. Best Uses: This upright unusual variety has the darkest purple fls. we have seen.

 

‘Purpurea’

(D. & C.A. Hill, Philadelphia, PA. Cat. P. 56. 1822): Fls. purple.

(John Saul, Washington, D.C. Cat. p. 43. 1880): Vigorous growth habit; fls.. bright purple, free bloomer. Cobalt Violet 634/1 1.

= ‘Lavender’, ‘Lavendula’, ‘Lilac’, ‘Lilac Purple’, ‘Purple’, ‘Violacea’.

 

‘Purpurea Cornua’

(Angel Peluffo, Buenos Aires, Argentina. Cat. p. 128. 1902?, without descr.).

 

‘Purpurea Macrophylla’

(Robert Seth & Co., Calcutta, India. Cat. p. 4. 1923, without descr.).

 

'Qianceng Feixue'

(unlabeled publication, received November 17, 2015): "'Qianceng Feixue' is recommended for trial by nurserymen and horticulturists as a flowering woody landscape plant in China. But winter protection will be needed under extreme circumstances (Cold Hardiness Zone7-9). This cultivar was selected for its outstanding disease resistance, environmental stress tolerance, bright red flowers and extended flowering period. Cross of L. fauriei × L. indica 'Dallas Red' was made in 2011, planted in 2012 and first flowered in 2012. Fertile but reproducible only vegetatively. Deciduous and erect shrub, 1.1m high and 1.2m wide in 3 years. The young shoots are four-striate, red-purple (Greyed-Purple 184 B). Leaves are elliptical to obovate, dark green (green 137A), glabrous, acute at the apex, obtuse to cuneate base, 4-6cm long and 2-3cm wide, 6-8 pairs of lateral vein, and have yellow autumn color. The ovate panicles are 20-30cm long and 15-20cm wide, with 80-130 red (Red purple 68B ) florets, each 4.4cm in diameter, with long-clawed, crinkled petals, 13mm long, 16mm wide, and bloom from June to September. It has dense plant type and bright red blooms, which is a promising woody ornamental plant in gardens." Breeders were Huitang Pan, Yuanjun Ye, Qixiang Zhang, Yang Liu, Ming Cai, Xing Hu, Wan Xu, Ke Wang, Tangren Cheng, and Jia Wang at Beijing Forestry University, Beijing, 100083, China. Color designations are according to the Royal Horticultural Society Colour Chart 2001. Hardiness ratings are based on Plant Hardiness Zone Map of China, USDA. Name considered November 17, 2015.

 

'Qiao Jiaren'

(20140109 (National Protected Plants, China)); (unlabeled publication, received November 17, 2015) Plant mentioned in publication for ‘Yutang Xiangfei’: 'Yutang Xiangfei' is a new upright round shaped white and fragrant flowered crape myrtle clone. This cultivar is adapted to conditions in USDA cold hardiness zones 6-9. It was selected for its Tea aroma and rounded form. This new hybrid is an ideal flowering shrub to highlight your garden pleasant and distinctive in summer.

'Yutang Xiangfei' resulted from a cross-pollination between L. indica 'Qiao Jiaren' as the female parent and L. caudata as the male parent. The new crapemyrtle was selected at the Nursery of National Engineering Research Centre for Floriculture in Beijing, China as a fragrant flowered seedling (X20) within the progeny of the stated cross-pollination. Seedlings were screened by growing under alternating stress conditions in Beijing (Zone 7) including full sun, cool spring nights, high humidity and summer drought. In addition to tea aroma flowers, the clone has a combination of other desirable horticultural traits including dense flower panicles over an extended bloom season, and attractive persistent green foliage.

'Yutang Xiangfei' is a deciduous, densely branched and round shrub that has grown 150 cm tall and 100 cm wide at 3 years of age under ambient field conditions in Beijing. Leaves are elliptical measuring 6 to 7 cm in length and 3 to 4 cm in width with an acuminate apex, cuneate base, and entire margins with 3 to 5 pinnate venations. Calyxes are 8 mm long, 6 apparent arris, and bell shaped. Flower buds are conical with secondary erumpent suture lines. Inflorescences average 30 cm in length and 15 cm in width, with 100 to 120 flowers per panicle. Flowers average 3.4 cm in diameter, with 6-mm-long claws, 6 petals, 9 mm long and 8 mm wide. Petals are fan shaped with ruffled apex, ruffled margins and sagittate bases. Flowers are generally colored White N155C. Flowers have full dimorphic stamens, with 6 short stamens and 30 to 40 long stamens. Flowering occurs from July to September. Fruiting occurs from October to November.

Suitable growing zone of 'Yutang Xiangfei' are ranged from Beijing to the south. Water and nutrient management, pruning and shaping, and pest control need to be pay attention in the process of nursery. The phenotype may vary slightly due to environmental changes such as light intensity and fertility with no alteration of genotype. The clone is easily propagated by softwood stem cuttings under intermittent misting systems. The best rooting material should be taken from actively growing stock plants. Asexually propagation of the clone over multiple cycles has demonstrated retention of major distinguishing traits." Breeders were Qixiang Zhang, Huitang Pan, Ming Cai, Yang Liu, Dan He, Wan Xu, Jia Wang, and Tangren Cheng at College of Landscape Architecture, Beijing Forestry University, Beijing, 100083, China.

Color designations are according to the Royal Horticultural Society Colour Chart 2001. Hardiness ratings are based on Plant Hardiness Zone Map of China, USDA.” Name considered November 17, 2015.

 

‘Queens Lace’

(Morningside Farm/Nursery, Morrilton, AR. Wholesale Crapemyrtle Price List: FALL 1982): Red, edged with white. Ibid. FALL-WINTER 1986: Medium growing, red edged with white.

(Ewa Nelson, Morningside Farm/Nursery, pers. com. 12/2/82): Mr. Nelson says they received this plant from Otto Spring.

(Carroll Gardens, Inc., Westminster, MD. Cat. 86:March, 1994): Frilly watermelon pink blooms bordered with clean white. Reddish new growth. Dense, upright 12-14' multi-stemmed large shrub/small tree. Similar to, but hardier than, the more readily available L. ‘Peppermint Lace’.

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