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MAGENTA - MUSKOGEE

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MAGENTA
(John Saul, Washington , DC . Cat. p. 36. 1877): Fls. bright magenta. Also listed as MAGENTA-RED, MAGENTA RUBRA.
= RUBRA, RED, RUBIS, RUBRUM.

MAGNIFICA
(Imperial Nurs., Calcutta , India . Cat. p. 30. 1961): Dwarf; fls. deep purple.

MAIDEN BLUSH
(Amer. Assoc. Nurs., 1966 Suppl. to plant patents with common names. p. 3. 1967, without descr., with reference to Plant Patent #2551).
(Plant Patent #2551. August 31, 1965): Compact, dwarf, 16-24 in high; lvs. good green, 1 in long; fls. strong purplish-pink, 7.5 R.P.-7/10 (Nickerson Color Fan), panicles compact, recurrent flowering. Orig. as hybrid L. indica x L. speciosa developed by Otto Spring, Okmulgee , OK . Named and intro. in 1965 by A.L. Houchin, Tulsa , OK . Name registered September 9, 1974. L. x matthewsii cv.

MAJESTIC CLOUD
(Andersen Hort. Lib Source List of Plants & Seeds. 1987. P. 85 as available from Ingleside Plantation, Oak Grove, VA. p. 34, 1986-87.): Error in Source List: MAJESTIC CLOUD could not be found on p. 34, 1986-87 Ingleside Plantation Cat. 1985-86 and 1987-88 Cat. also checked.
= MONIA, MAJESTIC ORCHID, TALL ORCHID.

MAJESTIC ORCHID™
(Monrovia Nurs., Azusa , CA . Cat. p. 56. 1962-63): Upright, heavy stemmed plant; lvs. rich green, elliptic to oblong, to 2 in long; panicles large, fls. orchid. Orig. as a hybrid of L. indica x L. speciosa made by Otto Spring, Okmulgee , OK . Named, trademarked in State of California, and intro. in 1962 by Monrovia Nurs. Hardy zone 7. Name registered June 13, 1974. L. x matthewsii cv.
[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 Therefore, the registration of the cultivar name MAJESTIC ORCHID is rescinded and the cultivar name MONIA is registered and approved as of January 1, 1996. International Code of Nomenclature for Cultivated Plants - 1995, Principle 6, p. 4. 1995].
= MONIA, MAJESTIC CLOUD, TALL ORCHID.

MANDI™
( Hastings , Atlanta , GA. 33:1981 Southern Garden Guide): Dwarf crapemyrtle. Deep red flowers, dark green foliage.
(Five-M Nurs., Lindale , TX . Promotional Brochure in color, undated but 1983-1984 penciled in on cover): Dwarf variety. Trademarked. Dark red color, free bloomer, exceptionally hardy and very dwarf. Dark rich leathery foliage.
(Buds & Blooms Nurs., Brown Summit , NC . Flyer:Effective July 15, 1987 ): Deepest red color. Height Dwarf (Less than 3 feet).
(James C. Kell, Comp.., Houston, TX. Crapemyrtles in Cultivation. 1990:Rev. 6/94. unpubl.): fls. red (very dark crimson), summer. Height 3-4'. Multi-trunked. Mildew Resistance: low to moderate. Trademarked. Possibly the same as DWARF CRIMSON.
= ? DWARF CRIMSON, MANDI RED, MANDY.

MANDY
= ? DWARF CRIMSON, MANDI™, MANDI RED.

MARDI GRAS
(Ornamentals South 4(3):13-14. April,1982): miniature crapemyrtle with purple flower color; begins blooming late (after June 15); new foliage type.
(Hines Nurs. Co. , Santa Ana , CA . 43:1988): Purple. Pat. Pend. ( Dixie Series). Miniature, Weeping. Exclusive Hines introduction.
(David Chopin, Washington , PA. Variety Listing and Descriptions, undated, included with pers. com. to David byers. 5/11/95): Color: Purple. Height: 2-3'. Best Uses: Unusual in plant tends to grow upward then branches begin to cascade downward in what we call “Oval Weeping”.

MAUVILLA
(Tom Dodd Nurs., Semmes , AL . 7:1981-82 W.P.L.): Red, semi-dwarf.
(James C. Kell, Comp.., Houston, TX. Crapemyrtles in Cultivation. 1990:Rev. 6/94. unpubl.): Fls. red, more or less pyramidal panicles; 8-12' in height. Tolerates strong wind.

MCLEOD PINK
(James C. Kell, Comp.., Houston , TX . Crapemyrtles in Cultivation. 1990;Rev. 6/94, unpubl.): Fls. pink (light); new lvs. tinged bronze. Multi-trunked, upright fast growth. New variety under testing by Tawakoni Nursery.

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

'Miami' bark. Click thumbnail for larger image 'Miami' flowers. Click thumbnail for larger image MIAMI
(D.R. Egolf, HortSci. 22(2):336-338. 1987): Deciduous, upright, multiple-stemmed small tree; older branches and trunk dark chestnut brown (Greyed Orange 166B 2); lvs. elliptic to obovate, 5-9 cm long and 3-4.5 cm wide, young lvs. burgundy (Red 53A), later dark green (Yellow Green 147A above and Yellow Green 146B beneath), in autumn orange (Greyed Orange 169A to dark russet (Greyed Red 179A); infl. 14-24 cm long and 11-24 cm wide with dark pink (Red Purple 57D) fls., recurrent blooming; highly tolerant to resistant to mildew; orig. in 1972 from the cross of (L. indica PINK LACE x L. fauriei) X [L. indica FIREBIRD x (L. indica x fauriei seedling)]; selected in 1976; intro. in 1987 by U.S. National Arboretum; NA 52714; PI 499817. Name registered May 1, 1992.

MON PANACHE®
(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 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].
= DESPAN 001.

MONBAZILLAC®
(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].
= DESMON, BENGALI.

MONED
(Monrovia Nursery Co., Azusa , CA . Wholesale Cat. 77:1993): Very dwarf grower 3-4' high and wide, upright dense branches topped by rose-red flowers throughout summer.
= CHICA™ RED.

MONERS
(Monrovia Nursery Co., Azusa , CA . 70:1989): Originally published in The Lagerstroemia Handbook/Checklist, p.56, 1978 as PETITE EMBERS. Dwarf, upright to about 4-5 ft; fls. rose red; hardy to Zone 6. Orig. as hybrid developed by Otto Spring, Okmulgee , OK . Named, trademarked in State of California, and intro. in 1961 by Monrovia Nurs. Red Purple 60C 2. The name PETITE EMBERS was 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 EMBERS is rescinded and the cultivar name MONERS is registered and approved as of January 1, 1996. International Code of Nomenclature for Cultivated Plants - 1995, Principle 6, p. 4. 1995].
= PETITE EMBERS™.

MONHID
(Monrovia Nursery Co., Azusa , CA . 71:1989): Originally published in The Lagerstroemia Handbook/Checklist, p. 57, 1978 as PETITE ORCHID. Dwarf, upright to about 4-5 ft; fls. dark orchid; hardy to zone 6. Orig. as hybrid developed by Otto Spring, Okmulgee , OK . Named, trademarked in State of California, and intro. in 1961 by Monrovia Nurs. Purple Violet 80B and 80C 2. The name PETITE ORCHID was 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 ORCHID is rescinded and the cultivar name MONHID is registered and approved as of January 1, 1996. International Code of Nomenclature for Cultivated Plants - 1995, Principle 6, p. 4. 1995].
= PETITE ORCHID™

MONIA
(Monrovia Nursery Co., Azusa , CA . 71:1989): Originally published in The LagerstroemiaHandbook/Checklist, p. 52, 1978 as MAJESTIC ORCHID. Upright, heavy stemmed plant; lvs. rich green, elliptic to oblong, to 2 in long; panicles large, fls. orchid. Orig. as a hybrid of L. indica x L. speciosa made by Otto Spring, Okmulgee , OK . Named, trademarked in State of California, and intro. in 1962 by Monrovia Nursery. Hardy zone 7. L. x matthewsii cv. The name MAJESTIC ORCHID was 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 MAJESTIC ORCHID is rescinded and the cultivar name MONIA is registered and approved as of January 1, 1996. International Code of Nomenclature for Cultivated Plants - 1995, Principle 6, p. 4. 1995].
= MAJESTIC CLOUD, MAJESTIC ORCHID™, TALL ORCHID.

MONIMP
(Monrovia Nursery Co., Azusa , CA . 71:1989): Originally published in TheLagerstroemia Handbook/Checklist, p. 52, 1978 as PETITE RED IMP. Dwarf, upright to about 4-5 ft; fls. dark red; hardy to zone 7. Orig. as hybrid developed by Otto Spring, Okmulgee , OK . Named, trademarked in State of California, and intro. in 1970 by Monrovia Nurs. The name PETITE RED IMP was 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 RED IMP is rescinded and the cultivar name MONIMP is registered and approved as of January 1, 1996. International Code of Nomenclature for Cultivated Plants - 1995, Principle 6, p. 4. 1995].
= PETITE RED IMP™, PETITE RED IMPROVED.

MONINK
(Monrovia Nursery Co., Azusa , CA . Wholesale Cat. 77:1993): Very dwarf, upright grower 3-3½’ high and wide, branches tipped by bright pink clusters throughout summer months.
= CHICA™ PINK.

MONKIE
(Monrovia Nursery Co., Azusa , CA . 71:1989): Originally published in The Lagerstroemia Handbook/Checklist, p. 57, 1978 as PETITE PINKIE. Dwarf, upright to about 4-5 ft; fls. clear pink; hardy to zone 6. Orig. as hybrid developed by Otto Spring, Okmulgee , OK . Named, trademarked in State of California, and intro. in 1961 by Monrovia Nurs. Red Purple 66C 2. The name PETITE PINKIE was 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 PINKIE is rescinded and the cultivar name MONKIE is registered and approved as of January 1, 1996. International Code of Nomenclature for Cultivated Plants - 1995, Principle 6, p. 4. 1995].
= PETITE PINKIE™.

MONOW
(Monrovia Nursery Co., Azusa , CA . 71:1989): Originally published in The LagerstroemiaHandbook/Checklist, p. 57, 1978 as PETITE SNOW. Dwarf, upright to about 4-5 ft; fls. snow white; hardy to zone 7. Orig. as hybrid developed by Otto Spring, Okmulgee , OK . Named, trademarked in State of California, and intro. in 1961 by Monrovia Nurs. The name PETITE SNOW was 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 SNOW is rescinded and the cultivar name MONKIE is registered and approved as of January 1, 1996. International Code of Nomenclature for Cultivated Plants - 1995, Principle 6, p. 4. 1995].
= PETITE SNOW™.

MONUM
(Monrovia Nursery Co., Azusa , CA . Wholesale Cat. 71:1985): Dwarf, deep plum purple. Dwarf shrub useful in the landscape. Rich green foliage with a bronze tint when young.Vigorous grower; upright habit, profuse blooming; deciduous.
= PETITE PLUM™.

MUNSON
(T.V. Munson Nurs., Denison , TX . Cat. p. 19. 1898): Fls. rich imperial pink.

'Muskogee' bark. Click thumbnail for larger image 'Muskogee' flowers. Click thumbnail for larger image MUSKOGEE
(D.R. Egolf and A.O. Andrick, The Lagerstroemia Handbook/Checklist A Guide to Crapemyrtle Cultivars, p. 53. 1978): Multiple-stemmed large shrub or small tree, 7 m high and 3.5 m wide [NOTE: 28 feet tall with a 30 foot crown spread at 35 years]; exfoliating trunk bark medium brown (Greyed Orange 164B-165D 2); lvs. heavy, dark green, 5-9 cm long and 2.5-4.5 cm wide, in autumn turn good reds and yellows; infl. 10-18 cm long, 10-12 cm wide, with light lavender (Violet 84C) fls.; under field conditions plant is highly mildew tolerant. Orig. in 1964 from a cross of L. indicaPINK LACE x L. fauriei; selected in 1969; intro. in 1978 by U.S. National Arboretum; NA 38448; PI 427114. Name registered May 15, 1978.

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COMPILED BY RUTH L. DIX -- December 1, 1999 -- U.S. National Arboretum
Posted to U.S. National Arboretum Website January 6, 2005 -- Revised May 25, 2005

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