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DALLAS RED
(Sneed Nurs. , Oklahoma City, OK. Cat. p. 4. 1955): Fls. large, brilliant red.
(Boyd Nurs., McMinnville , TN. Cat. p. 11. 1957): Fls. rich red; hardy; mildew resistant. Possibly orig. at the Sarver Nurs., Dallas TX , before intro. by Troup Nurs., Troup , TX , c. 1939. Red Purple 60C 2.

DARK CRIMSON
(A.F. Sanford Arb., Knoxville , TN. Cat. & Plt. List, p. 68. 1930, without descr.)

DEBAILLON PINK
(Roach Nursery, Inc., West Monroe , LA ): Plants received at the U.S. National Arboretum, Washington, DC, May 22, 1978.

DEEP PINK
(Ashford Park Nurs., Atlanta , GA. Cat. p. 15. 1923): Vigorous, upright shrub; fls. watermelon pink.
= WATERMELON RED, BRIGHT RED, RED STAR, WATERMELON PINK.

DEEP RED
(James C. Kell, Comp.., Houston , TX . Crapemyrtles in Cultivation.1990: rev. 6/94. unpubl.): Red, more or less pyramidal panicles. Multi-trunked.

DELEA
(
Flowerwood Nursery Inc. Catalog, 2013/2014): “The Delta Series Crapemyrtles bear bright blooms in a variety of colors that contrast vividly with their unique dark burgundy, cupped leaves. These versatile small trees are a stunning garden accent. 6-10’ H x 4-5’ W Moonlight-white.”  Name registered January 28, 2014.

=DELTA MOONLIGHT™

DELEB
(
Flowerwood Nursery Inc. Catalog, 2013/2014): “The Delta Series Crapemyrtles bear bright blooms in a variety of colors that contrast vividly with their unique dark burgundy, cupped leaves. These versatile small trees are a stunning garden accent. 6-10’ H x 4-5’ W Eclipse-light lavender.”  Name registered January 28, 2014.

=DELTA ECLIPSE™

DELEC
(
Flowerwood Nursery Inc. Catalog, 2013/2014): “The Delta Series Crapemyrtles bear bright blooms in a variety of colors that contrast vividly with their unique dark burgundy, cupped leaves. These versatile small trees are a stunning garden accent. 6-10’ H x 4-5’ W Flame-dark red.”  Name registered January 28, 2014.

=DELTA FLAME™

DELTA BLUSH
(Ornamentals South 4(3):13-14. April 1982): Miniature. Pink fls. Begins blooming before May 15; heavy bloomer.
(Henry Field Seed & Nurs., Co., Shenandoah, IA. 73:SP 1984): Soft pink blooms all summer.
(Hines Nurs., Santa Ana , CA . 42:1988): Pink. Plant Patent #4186. Exclusive Hines introduction. Miniature, Weeping.
(James C. Kell, Comp., Houston , TX . Crapemyrtles in Cultivation. 1990: rev. 6/94. unpubl.): Low growing, twiggy; 1.5-2 ft height; Pink (clear, light) fading to pale pink, bicolor effect, more or less pyramidal panicles; heavy bloomer. Originally patented in 1978 as PINK BLUSH.
[NOTE: This plant was originally registered December 15, 1980 , and published in The Lagerstroemia Handbook/Checklist, AABGA, p. 42-43. 1978, as PINK BLUSH. 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.]
= PINK BLUSH (OLD).

DESAL 173
(Desmartis Cat. p. 30. 1990-91): [Depot 41/08 due 06/06/88 , C.O.V. (Certificat d’obtention Vegetale)]: Very supple weeping growth habit; very open, bright pink fls.; fls. from July to Sept.; when well established hardy to -18C. Selected by M. Jacques Desmartis in 1961. Trademark registered INPI June 2, 1988. Intro. in 1989 by Desmartis S.A. Name ALIENOR D’AQUITAINE registered April 5, 1993.
[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 ALIENOR D’AQUITAINE is rescinded and the cultivar name DESAL 173 is registered and approved as of January 1, 1996. International Code of Nomenclature for Cultivated Plants - 1995, Principle 6, p. 4. 1995]
= ALIENOR®, ALIENOR D’AQUITAINE®.

DESAND 081
(Desmartis & Cie., Bergerac, France. Cat. p. 18. 1973-74): Vigorous growth; lvs. purple beneath, orange to purple autumn coloration; fls. average, red (Solferino Purple). Orig. as hybrid developed by Andre Desmartis, Bergerac , France . Named and intro. in 1973 by Desmartis & Cie. Name SOUVENIR D’ANDRÉ DESMARTIS 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
SOUVENIR D’ANDRÉ DESMARTIS is rescinded and the cultivar name DESAND 081 is registered and approved as of January 1, 1996. International Code of Nomenclature for Cultivated Plants - 1995, Principle 6, p. 4. 1995]
= SOUVENIR D’ANDRÉ DESMARTIS®

DESCHIN
(Desmartis & Cie., Bergerac , France . Cat. p. 18. 1973-74): Vigorous growth; panicles slender, well distributed; fls. early, Bordeaux Purple (orchid purple). Orig. as hybrid developed in 1960 by Jacques Desmartis, Bergerac, France. Named, trademarked in France, and intro. in 1973 by Desmartis & Cie. Name TERRE CHINOISE 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 TERRE CHINOISE is rescinded and the cultivar name DESCHIN is registered and approved as of January 1, 1996. International Code of Nomenclature for Cultivated Plants - 1995, Principle 6, p. 4. 1995].
= TERRE CHINOISE®.

DESEMI 103
(Pépinières Desmartis, Bergerac, France. Tarif Marchand HorsTaxes Automne 78. P. 57. 1978): (DESEMI 103 C.O.V.) New variety introduced into the trade for the first time in 1978. Selected at our nursery for its brilliant red coloring and its excellent profusion of flowers; large crimson (carmine) flowers. Shrub with vigorous vegetation and upright habit; perfectly suitable as small tree. Orig. controlled pollination of L. indica hybrid. Name SAINT ÉMILION 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 SAINT ÉMILION is rescinded and the cultivar name DESEMI 103 is registered and approved as of January 1, 1996. International Code of Nomenclature for Cultivated Plants - 1995, Principle 6, p. 4. 1995].
=SAINT ÉMILION®.

 DESHUB 085
(Desmartis & Cie., Bergerac, Franc. Cat. p. 18. 1973-74): Fls. abundant, mauve lilac. A chance seedling selected by Andre Desmartis, Bergerac, France. Named and intro. in 1973 by Desmartis & Cie. Name SOUVENIR DE HUBERT PUARD 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 SOUVENIR DE HUBERTPUARD is rescinded and the cultivar name DESHUB 085 is registered and approved as of January 1, 1996. International Code of Nomenclature for Cultivated Plants - 1995, Principle 6, p. 4. 1995].
= SOUVENIR DE HUBERT PUARD®.

DESJAC 124
(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 JACQUELINE DESMARTIS 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]
= JACQUELINE DESMARTIS®.

DESJAN 086
(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 JEANNE DESMARTIS 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]
= JEANNE DESMARTIS®.

DESKIM 082
(Desmartis & Cie., Bergerac, France. Cat. p. 19. 1973-74): Infl. compact, well distributed; fls. pure white. Orig. as hybrid developed in 1960 by Jacques Desmartis, Bergerac, France. Named, trademarked in France, and intro. in 1973 by Desmartis & Cie. Name KIMONO 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 KIMONO is rescinded and the cultivar name DESKIM 082 is registered and approved as of January 1, 1996. International Code of Nomenclature for Cultivated Plants - 1995, Principle 6, p. 4. 1995]
= KIMONO®.

DESMON
(Desmartis & Cie., Bergerac , France . Cat. p. 19. 1977-78): Erect growth, branches exceptionally vigorous and slender; panicles long, fls. clear rose, mid-July until autumn. Orig. as hybrid developed in 1960 by Jacques Desmartis, Bergerac, France. Named BENGALI and intro. in 1973 by Desmartis & Cie.; name registered January 15, 1975 . Name changed by Desmartis & Cie. in September, 1977, to MONBAZILLAC; name change registered March 7, 1978.
[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 MONBAZILLAC is rescinded and the cultivar name DESMON is registered and approved as of January 1, 1996. International Code of Nomenclature for Cultivated Plants - 1995, Principle 6, p. 4. 1995].
= BENGALI, MONBAZILLAC®.

DESMOU 083
(Desmartis & Cie., Bergerac , France . Cat. p. 19. 1973-74): Fls. early in season, bright rose (Persian Rose), recurrent bloom. Orig. as hybrid developed in 1960 by Jacques Desmartis, Bergerac, France. Named, trademarked in France, and intro. in 1973 by Desmartis & Cie. Name LA MOUSSON 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 LA MOUSSON is rescinded and the cultivar name DESMOU 083 is registered and approved as of January 1, 1996. International Code of Nomenclature for Cultivated Plants - 1995, Principle 6, p. 4. 1995]
= LA MOUSSON®.

DESPAN 001
(Desmartis & Cie., Bergerac, France. Cat. p. 19. 1973-74): Strong horizontal branching; panicles numerous, well distributed, fls. magenta purple. Orig. as hybrid developed in 1960 by Jacques Desmartis, Bergerac, France; trademarked and patented in France; intro. in 1973 by Desmartis & Cie. Name MON PANACHE 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 MON PANACHE is rescinded and the cultivar name DESPAN 001 is registered and approved as of January 1, 1996. International Code of Nomenclature for Cultivated Plants - 1995, Principle 6, p. 4. 1995].
= MON PANACHE®.

DESSOI 062
(Desmartis & Cie., Bergerac , France . Cat. p. 19. 1973-74): Treelike, graceful habit; lvs. bright green above, and light green beneath; panicles conical to generally square, 10-30 cm long, arch outwardly; fls. mid-July to late Aug., pale pink (Amaranth Rose 530 1), recurrent bloom. Orig. as hybrid developed in 1960 by Jacques Desmartis, Bergerac, France. Patented and trademarked in France in 1971; patented in the United States, #3504, in 1974; named and intro. in 1973 by Desmartis & Cie. Name SOIR D’ÉTÉ 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 SOIR D’ÉTÉ is rescinded and the cultivar name DESSOI 062 is registered and approved as of January 1, 1996. International Code of Nomenclature for Cultivated Plants - 1995, Principle 6, p. 4. 1995]
= SOIR D’ÉTÉ.

DESYAN 184
(Desmartis & Cie., Bergerac , France . Cat. p. 19. 1973-74): Erect growth habit, vigorous; lvs. bright, shiny, clear green, lightly folded toward center; panicles heavy, compact, pyramidal; fls. crimson red (Red Magenta) turning to Tyre Rose. Orig. as hybrid developed by Jacques Desmartis, Bergerac , France . Named, trademarked in France, and intro. in 1973 by Desmartis & Cie. Name YANG-TSE 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 YANG-TSE is rescinded and the cultivar name DESYAN 184 is registered and approved as of January 1, 1996. International Code of Nomenclature for Cultivated Plants - 1995, Principle 6, p. 4. 1995].
= YANG-TSE®.

DIANE
(D.R. Egolf and A. Andrick, The Lagerstroemia Handbook/Checklist, AABGA, p. 45. 1978): Panicles abundant, fls. lavender. Orig. as open pollinated F 2 L. fauriei X L. indica. Selected in 1972 by Mrs. C.D. Tinsley, Houston, TX; named and intro. in 1973 by Lowrey Nurs., Houston , TX . Name registered April 30, 1974.

DIXIE BRILLIANT
(H.G. Hastings Co., Atlanta , GA. Cat. p. 14. 1943-44): Fls. deep watermelon red, very prolific. Intro. by H.G. Hastings Co. Also listed as DIXIE BRILLIANT RED and NEW DIXIE BRILLIANT.

DIXIE SERIES
(Carolina Nurs., Moncks Corner, SC. Fl 1986): Miniature Weeping Crepe Myrtles.
(Hines Nurs. Co. , Santa Ana , CA . Letter. 1987): This is not a cultivar name. Ten “varieties” intro. by Hines; patented by Chopin & Wright Nurseries, LA.
= DIXIE HYBRIDS.

DORIS STRAUB
(Andersen Horticultural Library’s Source List of Plants & Seeds, University of Minnesota, 4th Edition. 1996:pp173-174, without descr., as available from Louisiana Nursery, Opelousas, LA): L. speciosa variety.

DOUBLE PINK
(Harry E. Saier, Dimondale , MI . Cat. #31. p. .85. 1969, without descr.): L. speciosa variety.

DURANT RED
(Monrovia Nurs., Azusa , CA . Cat. p. 56. 1962-63): Fls. pure red. Orig. at Durant Nurs., Durant , OK
= COUNTRY RED, PURE RED.

DWARF BLUE
(Baker Bros., Fort Worth , TX . Cat. p. 20. 1909): dwarf, stocky habit; fls. light blue, profuse bloomer.
(Armstrong Nurs., San Marino, CA. Cat. p. 40. 1930): Semi-dwarf, 8 ft. high; fls. lavender-blue. Cobalt Violet 634/1 to 634/3 1.
= BAKER DWARF BLUE, BLUE MIDGET, NANA BLUE, NANA CORRULEA, COERULEA NANA.

DWARF CRIMSON
(Inter-State Rose Gdns., Jacksonville , FL. Cat. p. 14. 1917): Fls. red, large panicles.
(Inter-State Nurs., Macclenny , FL. Cat. p. 18. 1919): Compact shrub; fls. crimson red, profuse bloomer. Orig. Griffing Nurs., Beaumont , TX .
= GRIFFING’S DWARF CRIMSON
.

DWARF DARK RED
(James C. Kell, Comp., Houston , TX . Crapemyrtles in Cultivation, 1990: Rev. 6/94. unpubl.): Red (dark) flowers, more or less pyramidal panicles; multi-trunked.

DWARF LAVENDER
(Armstrong Nurs., San Marino , CA. Cat. p. 44. 1934): Dwarf, 8-10 ft high; fls. lavender-blue.
= DWARF PURPLE, DWARF LAVENDER-BLUE, FROSTY BLUE, HARDY DWARF LAVENDER-BLUE, LAVENDULA NANA, LILAC NANA, NANA LAVENDULA, NANA PURPUREA.

DWARF LAVENDER-BLUE
(Plant Buyer’s Guide, 5th ed. 1949, without descr., as available from Bradley Bros., Carbondale, IL).
= DWARF PURPLE, DWARF LAVENDER, FROSTY BLUE, HARDY DWARF LAVENDER-BLUE, LAVENDULA NANA, LILAC NANA, NANA LAVENDULA, NANA PURPUREA.

DWARF LOW FLAME
( Louisiana Nurs., Opelousas , LA. 74:1987-1988): Good dwarf red. Semi-dwarf.
= LOW FLAME.

DWARF ORCHID
(Andersen Hort. Lib. Source List , 1987, as available from Aldridge Nurs.): (Aldridge Nurs., Von Ormy , TX . 11:FL86-SP87): Beautiful dwarf crape myrtle of our own introduction. Light to medium orchid flowers in profusion. Compact shrubs mature at 4 to 6 feet.
(James C. Kell, Comp., Houston , TX . Crapemyrtles in Cultivation. 1990: Rev. 6/94. unpubl.): Lavender (medium, fading lighter, buds very light rose-red; multitrunked; intro. by Aldridge Nursery, Von Ormy, Texas. Looks identical to PETITE ORCHID™.
= ? PETITE ORCHID™

DWARF PEPPERMINT
(Plant & Supply Locator. January, 2000:p. 147, without descr., as available from Forest Nursery Co. and Green Tree Nursery, McMinnville , TN ): L. indica variety.

DWARF PINK
(A.F. Sanford Arb., Knoxville , TN. Cat. & Plt. List, p. 68. 1930, without descr.)
(Griffing Nurs., Beaumont , TX . Cat. p. 23. 1946): Dwarf, low spreading shrub; fls. light pastel pink.
= NANA ROSEA, ROSEA NANA.

DWARF PINK RUFFLES
(Select Nurs., Brea , CA . Cat. 1968-69): Fls. soft pink.
= PINK RUFFLES, PINK RUFFLE.

DWARF PURPLE
(A.F. Sanford Arb., Knoxville , TN. Cat. & Plt List, p. 68. 1930,without descr.).
( California Nurs., Fremont , CA . cat. p. 54. 1933): Fls. rosy-purple. Probably orig. at the Sarver Nurs., Dallas , TX . Purple 78C 2.
= DWARF LAVENDER, DWARF LAVENDER-BLUE, FROSTY BLUE, HARDY DWARF LAVENDER-BLUE, LAVENDULA NANA, LILAC NANA, NANA LAVENDULA, NANA PURPUREA.

DWARF RED
(Armstrong Nurs., San Marino , CA. Cat. p. 40. 1929): Dwarf, 8 ft high; fls. showy brilliant watermelon red.
= RUBRA COMPACTA, NANA RUBRA.

DWARF ROSEA
(Hines Nurs. Co. , Houston , TX . Hines Houston Plants & Prices. 31:Jan.1993): Rosy pink. Listed under Dwarfs: (6-12').

DWARF ROYALTY
(Select Nurs., Brea , CA . Cat. 1968-69): Fls. royal purple.
= ROYALTY.

DWARF SNOW
(Greenleaf Nurs. Co. , El Campo , TX . 25:Jan-Jun 1989): White.
= PETITE SNOW™.

DWARF SNOW BABY
( Louisiana Nurs., Opelousas , LA. 74:1987-1988): Dwarf White. Semi- dwarf.
= SNOWBABY.

DWARF SNOW WHITE
(Select Nurs., Brea , CA . Cat. 1968-69): Fls. white.
= SNOWBABY, DWARF WHITE, FROSTY SNOW, NEW SNOW BABY.

DWARF TINY FIRE
(Select Nurs., Brea , CA . Cat. 1968-69): Fls. flame red.
= TINY FIRE.

DWARF WHITE
(Texas Nurs., Sherman , TX . Cat. p. 9. 1958-59, without descr.).
= SNOWBABY, DWARF SNOW WHITE, FROSTY SNOW, NEW SNOW BABY.

DYNAMITE®
(David Byers, Crapemyrtle A Grower’s Thoughts, p. 78. 1997): Lagerstroemia indica DYNAMITE® WHIT II was selected and named by Dr. Carl Whitcomb at his Stillwater, OK, research farm. “The crimson flower buds become cherry red blooms and are set against a background of thick, green, leathery leaves which start as crimson-toned young foliage. This cultivar roots and transplants with great ease. it is a vigorous, upright grower and, in the right location, may reach twenty feet tall. So far, it has withstood winter cold to -5F. It is from the same parentage as other Whitcomb selections, RASPBERRY SUNDAE™ and CENTENNIAL SPIRIT, only several generations down the line.”
( U.S. Plant Patent #10296).
= WHIT II.


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