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CULTIVARS AND NAMES OF LAGERSTROEMIA

LAFAYETTE - LOW FLAME

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LAFAYETTE
(Ornamentals South 4(3):13-14. April 1982): Miniature. Delicate, unusual light lavender fls.; blooms before May 15.
(Hines Nurs. Co. , Santa Ana , CA . 42:1988): Light lavender. P.P. 4255. Miniature, Weeping. Exclusive Hines Intro..
(James C. Kell, Comp.., Houston, TX. Crapemyrtles in Cultivation. 1990: Rev. 6/94. unpubl.): Low growing, twiggy, 1.5-2 foot height; fls. lavender (very pale), almost whitish, more or less pyramidal large open panicles (10" x 7"); probably correctly named LAVENDER BLUSH.
(David Chopin, Washington , PA. Variety Listing and Descriptions, undated, included with pers. com. to David Byers. 5/11/95): Color: Whitish Lavender. Height: 18". Best Uses: Cousin of DELTA BLUSH with most unusual lavender white flowers. Like DELTA BLUSH, LAFAYETTE is one of the heavier bloomers and it tends to be everblooming. Somewhat upright growth habit.
[NOTE: This plant was originally registered December 15, 1980 , and published in The Lagerstroemia Handbook/Checklist, AABGA, p. 42-43. 1978, as LAVENDERBLUSH. A request by the originator to change the name to LAFAYETTE 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 LAFAYETTE is now the accepted epithet.]
= LAVENDER BLUSH.

LA MOUSSON®
(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 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 Therefore, the registration of the cultivar name LAMOUSSON is rescinded and the cultivar name DESMOU 083 is registered and approved as of January 1, 1996.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]
= DESMOU 083.

 LANCASTERI
(S. Percy-Lancaster, Proc. & Jour. Agr. Hort. Soc. India. p. 21. 1920): Tall growth habit; lvs. large; fls. pale mauve; hybrid L. indica CANDIDA X L. x matthewsii; somewhat difficult to propagate.
(Hobbie & Co., Calcutta , India . Cat. p. 11. 1941): Vigorous shrub 12 ft. high; lvs. 3-4 in. long, 2½ in. wide, being occasionally tipped red; fls. 2 in. in diam. in long panicles. L. x matthewsii cv. 

LAVENDER
(Plant Buyer’s Index, 4th ed. 1939, without descr, as available from Ashford Park Nurs., Atlanta, GA).
(Glen Saint Mary Nurs., Glen Saint Mary , FL. Cat. p. 2. 1949): Fls. pinkish lavender.
= PURPUREA, LAVENDULA, LILAC, LILAC PURPLE, PURPLE, VIOLACEA.

LAVENDER BEAUTY
( Monrovia Nurs., Azusa , CA . Cat. p. 6. 1942-43): Dwarf; fls. lavender.

LAVENDER BLUSH
(Flower and Garden, p. 57, June 1978, advertisement Myrtles, Baton Rouge, LA): Light lavender. Plant Patent #4255 pending: Weeping, dwarf, mature height 10-20 in. 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 LAFAYETTE 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 LAFAYETTE is now the accepted epithet.]
= LAFAYETTE.

LAVENDULA
(Griffing Nurs., Beaumont , TX . Cat. p. 3. 1944): Fls. clear, bright, orchid-lavender; panicles large. Misspelled as LAVANDULA.
= PURPUREA, LAVENDER, LILAC, LILAC PURPLE, PURPLE, VIOLACEA.

LAVENDULA NANA
(Fraser Nurs., Birmingham , AL . Cat. p. 9. Fl. 1956): Dwarf, fls. blue.
=DWARF PURPLE, DWARF LAVENDER, DWARF LAVENDER-BLUE, FROSTY BLUE, HARDY DWARF LAVENDER-BLUE, LILAC NANA, NANA LAVENDULA, NANA PURPUREA.

LIE DE VIN
(Pépinières Jean Rey, Carpentras, France. 29:automne 1990:Tarif General): garnet red.

LIGHT LAVENDER
(Ashford Park Nurs., Atlanta , GA. Cat. p. 15. 1923): Fls. delicate pure lavender, nearest to blue and farthest from magenta.

LIGHT PINK
(T.V. Munson Nurs., Denison , TX . Cat. p. 13. 1921-22, without descr.). ( Ashford Park Nurs., Atlanta, GA. Cat. p. 15. 1923): Spreading grower; fls. light pink.

LILAC
(Griffing Nurs., Beaumont , TX . Cat. p. 9. 1933, without descr.).
= PURPUREA, LAVENDER, LAVENDULA, LILAC PURPLE, PURPLE, VIOLACEA.

LILAC NANA
(Griffing Nurs., Beaumont , TX . Cat. p. 15. 1943): Low spreading growth habit; fls. Pastel lilac. Also listed as DWARF LILAC.
= DWARF PURPLE, DWARF LAVENDER, DWARF LAVENDER-BLUE, FROSTY BLUE, HARDY DWARF LAVENDER-BLUE, LAVENDULA NANA, NANA LAVENDULA, NANA PURPUREA.

LILAC PURPLE
(Plant Buyer’s Guide, 5th ed. 1949, without descr., as available from Bradley Brothers Nursery, Carbondale, IL).
= PURPUREA, LAVENDER, LAVENDULA, LILAC, PURPLE, VIOLACEA.

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

LILACINA
(Johann O. Voigt, Hort. Sub. Calcuttesis. p.131. 1845, as L. indica ß lilacina): Fls. Purplish-lilac.
(S. Percy-Lancaster, Proc. & Jour. Agr. Hort. Soc. India. p. 20. 1920): Fls. lilac pink; hybrid of L. indica x L. indica ELEGANS.

LILACINA PALLIDA
(Haage & Schmidt, Erfurt , Germany . Cat. p. 65. 1866, without descr.).

'Lipan' bark. Click thumbnail for larger image 'Lipan' flowers. Click thumbnail for larger image LIPAN
(D.R. Egolf, HortSci. 22(4):674-677. 1987): deciduous, upright, multiple-stemmed, large shrub or small tree; older branches and trunk near white (Greyed White 156D 2) to beige (Greyed Orange 165D); lvs. elliptic to obovate, 4-6 cm long and 2.5-4 cm wide, young lvs. light bronze (Greyed Red 181C), when mature dark green (Green 137A above and Yellow Green 147B beneath), in autumn light orange (Orange 24A), russet (Orange Red 34B) or dull red (Greyed Red 179A); infl. 14-18 cm long and 16-22 cm wide with medium lavender (Purple Violet 80C) fls.; mildew resistant; orig. from the hybridization of (L. indica PINK LACE x L. fauriei) X [(L. indica RED x L. indica CAROLINA BEAUTY) x L. (indica x fauriei) BASHAM’S PARTY PINK]; selected in 1975; intro. in 1987 by U.S. National Arboretum; NA 54978; PI 499824. Name registered May 1, 1992.

LITTLE CHIEF HYBRIDS
(Flower and Garden 28(1):10, 50:Dec-Jan 1984): “The LITTLE CHIEF mixture from Sakata of Japan is a group of improved dwarf crapemyrtles in a mixture containing red, rose, pink and white. Seeds sown in early spring will bring blooms in July or August at 10" height, suited for small pots or gardens. Unless winters are too severe, they will be permanent. From zone 6 northward, crapemyrtles should have soil mounded over the crowns for winter.” Mixture of dwarf crapemyrtles: red, rose, pink, white. Not a cultivar name.
(W. Atlee Burpee. Cat. p. 25. 1987) (Geo. W. Park Seed Co. Cat. p. 31. 1987) (Thompson & Morgan. Cat. p. 104. SP 1987)

LITTLE GEM HYBRIDS
(W. Atlee Burpee Cat. 25:1987)

LITTLE RED
(Louisiana Nurs., Opelousas , LA. 74:1987-88): Excellent, dwarf red.
(James C. Kell, Comp.., Houston, TX. Crapemyrtles in Cultivation. 1990: Rev. 6/94. unpubl.): Fls. red, more or less pyramidal panicles; tolerates strong wind; developed by Tom Dodd Nursery.

LITTLE SILVER™
(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): Unique, light lavender, nearly silver flowers on this free-branching shrub. Will grow to about 4½ feet. Drought resistant (PPAF). Jackson & Perkins™ Dwarf Crapemyrtle.

LOUISA
(Flower and garden, p. 57. June 1978, advertisement Myrtles, Baton Rouge, LA): Lavender. Plant Patent #4256 pending: Weeping, dwarf, mature height 10-20 in. 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 CORDON BLEU 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 CORDON BLEU is now the accepted epithet.]
= CORDON BLEU, CORDON BLUE, IMPROVED CORDON BLEAU.

LOW FLAME
(Texas Nurs., Sherman , TX . Cat. p. 7. 1960-61): Semi-dwarf; fls. red, early bloomer. Orig. as chance seedling selected in 1957, named in 1958, trademarked in State of Texas in 1958, and intro. in 1960 by J.B. Fitzpatrick , Texas Nurs. Red Purple 60B 2. Name registered May 31. 1974.
= DWARF LOW FLAME, ? FLAME.

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