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'GA 0701'
(Greenleaf Nursery Co. Catalog, 2013-2014): “Cherry blooms cover this mounding dwarf Crapemyrtle from summer to fall. New growth is a copper red which turns deep green in summer and a purplish-red in fall. This moderate grower reaches 4 to 5 feet tall. This disease resistant and cold tolerant shrub is perfect for beds, containers, and mass plantings.”  Name registered January 29, 2014.
=PRINCESS HOLLY ANN™

'GA 0702'
(Greenleaf Nursery Co. Catalog, 2013-2014): “Red and pink blooms cover this upright dwarf Crapemyrtle from summer to fall. New growth is dark green and turns reddish purple in the fall. This moderate grower reaches 4 to 5 feet tall. It’s disease resistant, cold tolerant and perfect as a specimen, in containers, or in mass plantings.”  Name registered January 29, 2014.
=PRINCESS ZOEY™

'GA 0803'
(Greenleaf Nursery Co. Catalog, 2013-2014): “Magenta blooms cover this mounding dwarf Crapemyrtle from summer to fall. Foliage is an undulating gray-green. This moderate grower reaches 2.5 to 3 feet tall and wide. It is disease resistant, cold tolerant and perfect for beds, containers, and mass plantings.”  Name registered January 29, 2014.
=PRINCESS KYLI

'GA 0804'
(Greenleaf Nursery Co. Catalog, 2013-2014): “Rose pink blooms cover this mounding dwarf Crapemyrtle from summer to fall. Foliage is dark green in summer and turns to a flaming gold in fall. This moderate grower reaches 1.5 to 2 feet tall and wide.  It’s disease resistant, cold tolerant, and perfect for beds, containers, and mass plantings.”  Name registered January 29, 2014.
=PRINCESS LYLA

'GA 0810'
(Garden Debut Catalog 2014): “Delicate lavender flowers bloom in summer and fall. Mounded, moderate grower reaching 18 to 24 inches tall and wide.”  Name registered January 29, 2014.
=PRINCESS JADEN

'GAMAD I'
(Razzle Dazzle Dwarf Crapemyrtle Series Press Release, McCorkle Nurseries, Inc., Marietta, GA, Spring 2006). (U.S. Plant Patent #16917): Deciduous, compact shrub to 73 cm tall and 100 cm wide after 3 years; leaves 21 mm long and 13 mm wide, young leaves Greyed-Purple 183B to Yellow-Green N 144A to Yellow-Green N 144D, mature leaves' upper surface is Green 137A and the lower surface is Green 137C, fall leaves' upper surfaces Yellow-Orange 16A to Yellow-Orange 21B to Red 53A to Greyed-Purple 187A and lower surface Yellow-Orange 16C to Yellow-Orange 22B to Red 53B to Yellow-Green 146C; inflorescences 7.5 cm in length and 6.7 cm in width with 15 to 20 flowers per inflorescence, with shiny flower buds 6 mm long and 6 mm wide and Greyed-Red 180A, flowers Red 53B in full bloom, fade to Red 46A; Originated from open-pollinated seed of 'POCOMOKE'. Named and introduced in 2006 by Michael Dirr. (Gardener's Confidence Collection Catalog, procured 2011): Blazing red blooms. Autumn foliage turns red-purple. Great for mass color. Blooms from late summer into fall. Easy to grow and mildew resistant. 3-5' h x 3-5' w. Zone 6-9.Name registered January 15, 2014.
=CHERRY DAZZLE™

 

'GAMAD I'
(Razzle Dazzle Dwarf Crapemyrtle Series Press Release, McCorkle Nurseries, Inc., Marietta, GA, Spring 2006). (U.S. Plant Patent #16917): Deciduous, compact shrub to 73 cm tall and 100 cm wide after 3 years; leaves 21 mm long and 13 mm wide, young leaves Greyed-Purple 183B to Yellow-Green N 144A to Yellow-Green N 144D, mature leaves' upper surface is Green 137A and the lower surface is Green 137C, fall leaves' upper surfaces Yellow-Orange 16A to Yellow-Orange 21B to Red 53A to Greyed-Purple 187A and lower surface Yellow-Orange 16C to Yellow-Orange 22B to Red 53B to Yellow-Green 146C; inflorescences 7.5 cm in length and 6.7 cm in width with 15 to 20 flowers per inflorescence, with shiny flower buds 6 mm long and 6 mm wide and Greyed-Red 180A, flowers Red 53B in full bloom, fade to Red 46A; Originated from open-pollinated seed of 'POCOMOKE'. Named and introduced in 2006 by Michael Dirr. (Gardener's Confidence Collection Catalog, procured 2011): Blazing red blooms. Autumn foliage turns red-purple. Great for mass color. Blooms from late summer into fall. Easy to grow and mildew resistant. 3-5' h x 3-5' w. Zone 6-9.Name registered January 15, 2014.
=CHERRY DAZZLE™

'GAMAD II'
(Razzle Dazzle Dwarf Crapemyrtle Series Press Release, McCorkle Nurseries, Inc., Marietta, GA, Spring 2006). (U.S. Plant Patent #17216): Deciduous, compact shrub to 61 cm tall and 86 cm wide after 3 years; leaves 19 mm long and 12.5 mm wide, young leaves Green 137A on upper surface and Green 143A on lower surface, mature leaves Green 139A on upper and Green 137B on lower surface, fall leaves' upper surfaces Purple N 77 and lower surface Yellow-Green 146C edged with Purple N 77; inflorescences 5.1 cm in length and 3.8 cm in width with 9 flowers per inflorescence, flowers 13 mm long and 25 mm wide emerge Red-Purple 60B to Red-Purple 59C in full bloom, fade to Red-Purple 63A; Originated from open-pollinated seed of `POCOMOKE`. (Monrovia Nursery Co. Azusa, CA. 2013): Raspberry-red flowers. Dense, upright habit, slow-growing 4 to 6 ft. tall, 2 to 3 ft. wide. Named and introduced in 2006 by Michael Dirr. Name registered January 15, 2014.
=RASPBERRY DAZZLE™

'GAMAD III'
(Razzle Dazzle Dwarf Crapemyrtle Series Press Release, McCorkle Nurseries, Inc., Marietta, GA, Spring 2006). (U.S. Plant Patent #17171): Deciduous, compact shrub to 51 cm tall and 64 cm wide after 3 years; leaves 43 mm long and 15 mm wide, young leaves Greyed-Orange 175A with a Greyed-Purple 183A margin, mature leaves Green 139A on upper surface and Yellow-Green 146A on lower surface; inflorescences 7.2 cm in length and 6.0 cm in width with 20 to 30 flowers per inflorescence, flowers 16 mm long and 24 mm wide emerge and mature White 155D fading to Red-Purple 65D; Originated from open-pollinated seed of `GAMAD V`. (Monrovia Nursery Co. Azusa, CA. Catalog 2013): White flowers. Dwarf, compact habit, slow-growing, 2 to 3 ft. tall, 2 to 3 ft. wide. Named and introduced in 2006 by Michael Dirr. Name registered January 15, 2014.
=SNOW DAZZLE™

'GAMAD IV'
(Razzle Dazzle Dwarf Crapemyrtle Series Press Release, McCorkle Nurseries, Inc., Marietta, GA, Spring 2006). (U.S. Plant Patent #17219): Deciduous, compact shrub to 51 cm tall and 105 cm wide after 3 years; leaves 26 mm long and 20 mm wide, young leaves Purple N77 on upper surface and Greyed-Purple 187A on the lower surface, mature leaves Green 139A on upper surface and Yellow-Green 147B with Purple N77 margin on lower surface; inflorescences small, with 2 to 5 flowers per inflorescence, flowers 14 mm long and 22 mm wide emerge picotee White N 155B with Red-Purple N 66D, mature to Red-Purple 68A and fade to Red=Purple 63B; Originated from open-pollinated seed of `POCOMOKE`. (Flowerwood Nursery, Inc. Loxley, AL. 2013/2014): Pink flowers. 2-3’ H and 2-3’ W. Named and introduced in 2006 by Michael Dirr.  Name registered January 15, 2014.
=RUBY DAZZLE™

'GAMAD V'
(Razzle Dazzle Dwarf Crapemyrtle Series Press Release, McCorkle Nurseries, Inc., Marietta, GA, Spring 2006). (U.S. Plant Patent #17411): Deciduous, compact shrub to 51 cm tall and 105 cm wide after 3 years; leaves 42 mm long and 21 mm wide, young leaves Yellow Green N146A on upper surface and Yellow-Green 146B on the lower surface, both with a Greyed-Purple 183A margin, mature leaves Yellow Green 147A on upper surface and Green 137C on lower surface; inflorescences 12.7 cm long and 9.7 cm wide, with 25 to 35 flowers per inflorescence, flowers 29.5 mm long and 29.5 mm wide emerge Purple 76a, mature to Red-Purple 73B and fade to Violet 84B; Originated from a seedling selected from approximately 1,000 seedlings grown from seed collected in 1997 from a collection of dwarf crapemyrtles growing in Athens, GA.  (Monrovia Nursery Co. Azusa, CA. Catalog 2013): Bright pink flowers. A dwarf mounded shrub 3 ft. tall and wide. Named and introduced in 2006 by Michael Dirr.  Name registered January 15, 2014.
=DAZZLE ME PINK

'GAMAD VI'
(U.S. Plant Patent #22161): Deciduous, compact shrub to 95 cm tall and 86 cm wide after 9 years; leaves 58.2 mm long and 33.1 mm wide, young leaves Yellow Green 148A on upper surface and Yellow-Green 148B on the lower surface, mature leaves Green 139A on upper surface and Green 137B on lower surface; inflorescences 6 cm long and 8 cm wide, flowers 18.2 mm long and 12.4 mm wide emerge and mature Red-Purple 64A, fade to Purple N79A; Originated from open pollinated seed of ‘POCOMOKE’.  (Gardener’s Confidence Collection Catalog, procured 2011): “Brilliant fuchsia-purple blooms. Earlier to bloom.  Great for mass color.  Blooms from early summer into fall. New foliage growth is burgundy.  Easy to grow. 3-4’ high by 3-4’ wide.” Named and introduced in 2010 by Michael Dirr.  Name registered January 15, 2014.
=BERRY DAZZLE™

'GAMAD VII'
(U.S. Plant Patent #22199): Deciduous, compact shrub to 97 cm tall and 142 cm wide after 9 years; leaves 45.7 mm long and 17.6 mm, young leaves emerge Greyed-Orange 176B on upper and lowers surfaces, mature leaves Green 139A on upper surface and Green 137C on lower surface; inflorescences 12 to 15 cm long and 8 to 10 cm wide, flowers 18.8 mm long and 13.2 mm wide, emerge, mature, and fade Red-Purple 68B;; Originated from open pollinated seed of ‘POCOMOKE’.(Griffith Propagation Nursery Inc. Catalog, 2014): “(3 ft x 4 ft h) (Zone 6) Impressive in bloom with beautiful rich pink flowers in July.  A layered, arching growth habit and narrow elongated foliage provide texture and excellent flower display.  Red orange fall color.” Named and introduced by Michael Dirr.  Name registered January 24, 2014.
=SWEETHEART DAZZLE™

'GAMAD VIII'
(U.S. Plant Patent #23499): Deciduous, compact shrub to 130 cm tall and 92 cm wide after 6 years; leaves 54 mm long and 26 mm wide, young leaves emerge Yellow-Green 148B on upper and lower surfaces, mature to Green 137A on upper surface and Green 138B on lower surface; inflorescences 9.5 cm long and 7.5 cm wide, flowers 19 to 38 mm long and 19 to 38 mm wide, emerge Red-Purple 62C, mature to Red-Purple 65A, and fade Red-Purple 69A; Originated from open pollinated seed of ‘POCOMOKE’.(Griffith Propagation Nursery Inc. Catalog, 2014): “(6 Ft) (Zone 6) A cotton candy pink bloom in early June.  Burgundy buds open to a blush of color. Mid-size habit and clean foliage.” Named and introduced by Michael Dirr.  Name registered January 24, 2014.
=PINK PIG™

'GAMAD IX'
(U.S. Plant Patent #23560): Deciduous, shrub to 140 cm tall and 180 cm wide after 4 years; leaves 50 mm long and 32 mm wide, young leaves emerge Yellow-Green 148A on upper and lower surfaces, mature to Dark-Green 136A on upper surface and Green 138A on lower surface; inflorescences 9.25 cm long and 7.5 cm wide, flowers 19 to 38 mm long and 19 to 38 mm wide, emerge and mature Red-Purple N74B, and fade Purple N79A; Originated from open pollinated seed of 'POCOMOKE'.(Griffith Propagation Nursery Inc. Catalog, 2014): "(8 Ft) (Zone 6) A mid-size grower with dark purple flowers and dark green foliage. Reddish stems on new growth. Blooms in late June/early July." Named and introduced by Michael Dirr. Name registered January 24, 2014.
=PURPLE COW™

GLENDORA
(Ingleside Plantation Nurs., Oak Grove , VA. Cat. p. 37. 1966-67): Fls. white.
= GLENDORA WHITE.

GLENDORA WHITE
(Monrovia Nurs., Azusa , CA . Cat. p. 53. 1959-60): Plant medium height, open growth habit; lvs. elliptic, 2 in. long; panicles dense, fls. snowy white, ruffled, blooming all summer. Orig. as chance seedling discovered in 1957 in city park. Named and intro. in 1959 by Monrovia Nurs. Hardy in zone 6. Name registered June 13, 1974.
= GLENDORA.

GLENRED
(Glen Saint Mary Nurs., Glen Saint Mary , FL. Cat. p. 4. 1964-65, without descr.). Red. Intro. in 1964 by Glen Saint Mary Nurs. Name registered January 28, 1976.

GLOWING ROSE
(Texas Nurs., Sherman , TX . Cat. p. 5. 1963-64): Semi-dwarf; good early bloomer. Orig. as chance seedling selected in 1960; named in 1963; trademarked State of Texas; and intro. in 1963 by J.B. Fitzpatrick , Texas Nurs. Name registered May 31, 1974.

GRAPE
(Spring Hill Nurs., Tipp City , OH . Cat. p. 46. Sp. 1974): Fls. purple. Descriptive term not intended as a cultivar name.

GRAY’S RED
(Gray Nurs., Elverta, CA. Cat.. p. 4. 1957, without descr.).
(Monrovia Nurs., Azusa , CA . Cat. p. 64. 1961-62): Vigorous, upright; lvs. lush green; fls. brilliant rich red. Orig. by D. Gray, Elverta , CA , before 1926 and intro. c. 1926.
= RUBRA GRAYI, GREY’S RED.

GRAY’S RED BEAUTY
(O.S. Gray Nurs., Arlington , TX . Cat. back cover. [1962]): Fls. watermelon red, panicles large; practically free of mildew.
= RED BEAUTY, GRAYWAY.

GRAY’S SNOW WHITE
(O.S. Gray Nurs., Arlington, TX. Cat. back cover. [1962], without descr., Ibid. back cover [1965]): Pure white without usual pinkish tinge.

GRAYWAY
(O.S. Gray Nurs., Arlington , TX . Cat. p. 18. 1946): Fls. watermelon red, panicles long; practically free of mildew.
= RED BEAUTY, GRAY’S RED BEAUTY.

GREY’S PINK
(Greenbrier Farms, Inc., Chesapeake, VA. January 1, 1995. Availability Price Listing Spring 1995, without descr.).

GREY’S RED
(Hines Nursery Co., Santa Ana, CA. Hines Plant Book, p. 42. 1988): Listed under Standards: (12' +). Watermelon red.
= RUBRA GRAYI, GRAY’S RED.

GRIFFING’S CRIMSON
(Griffing Nurs., Beaumont, TX. Cat. p. 16. 1922): Exceedingly dense; fls. crimson, blooms from May to frost. Probably same as WATERMELON RED.

GRIFFING’S DWARF CRIMSON
(Griffing Nurs., Beaumont , TX . Cat. p. 34. 1923):Fls. rich crimson. Orig. Griffing Nurs.
= DWARF CRIMSON.

GRIFFITH PINK
(James C. Kell, Comp.., Houston , TX . Crapemyrtles in Cultivation. 1990: Rev. 6/94. unpubl.): Multi-trunked, upright tree to 20'. Fls. pink, more or less pyramidal panicles, blooms on new growth, summer; zone 7, very hardy. Mildew resistance moderate. Tolerates strong wind. Probably an old variety.

GULF STREAM
(James C. Kell, Comp.., Houston , TX . Crapemyrtles in Cultivation. 1990: Rev. 6/94. unpubl.): Multi-trunked. Fls. white, more or less pyramidal panicles, blooms on new growth, summer. Tolerates strong wind.


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