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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 toNEW 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' bark.  Click thumbnail for larger image 'Pecos' flowers.  Click thumbnail for larger image 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™
(Monrovia Nurs., Azusa , CA . Cat. p. 65. 1961-62): 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). Name registered June 13, 1974. Misspelled PETITE EMBERG.
[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].
= MONERS.

PETITE ORCHID™
(Monrovia Nurs., Azusa , CA . Cat. p. 65. 1961-62): 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. 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 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].
= MONHID, ? 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.
= ? PETITE PINKIE™.

PETITE PINKIE™
(Monrovia Nurs., Azusa , CA . Cat. p. 65. 1961-62): 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. 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 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].
= MONKIE, ? PETITE PINK.

PETITE PLUM™
(Monrovia Nurs., Azusa CA . Cat. p. 71. 1985): Dwarf, deep plum purple.
= MONUM.

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

PETITE RED IMP™
(Monrovia Nurs., Azusa , CA . Cat. p. 62. 1970): 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. 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 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].
= MONIMP, 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.
= PETITE RUBY™.

PETITE RUBY™
(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 SNOW™
( Monrovia Nurs., Azusa , CA . Cat. p. 65. 1961-62): 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. 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 SNOW is rescinded and the cultivar name MONOW is registered and approved as of January 1, 1996. International Code of Nomenclature for Cultivated Plants - 1995, Principle 6, p. 4. 1995].
=MONOW, 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.

=ENDURING SUMMER PINK™ (per Ball Ornamentals Catalog 2013)

PHIILAG B3
(Name considered October 16, 2014.

=ENDURING SUMMER FUCHSIA™ (per 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.

=ENDURING SUMMER LAVENDERô (per 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.

=ENDURING SUMMER REDô (per 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. (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.

=DIAMOND DAZZLE™

=ENDURING SUMMER™ WHITE? (per 2014 Ball Horticulture Catalog)

'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. (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.  Name registered January 24, 2014.

=STRAWBERRY DAZZLE™

=ENDURING SUMMER™ PINK (per 2014 Ball Horticulture Catalog)

'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. (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.  Name registered January 24, 2014.

=RED ROOSTER™

=ENDURING SUMMER™ FUCHSIA (per 2014 Ball Horticulture Catalog)

'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.

=MOONLIGHT MAGIC™

=ENDURING SUMMER™ LAVENDER (per 2014 Ball Horticulture Catalog)

'PIILAG-V'
(
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 Plant Introductions, Inc.  Name registered January 28, 2014.

=MIDNIGHT MAGIC™

=ENDURING SUMMER™ RED (per 2014 Ball Horticulture Catalog)

'PIILAG-VI'
(
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 Plant Introductions, Inc.  Name registered January 28, 2014.

=RED MAGIC™

PILLAG B1
(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 considered October 16, 2014.

=ENDURING SUMMER WHITE™ (per Ball Ornamentals Catalog 2013)

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 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 2).

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 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™
(Dr. Carl Whitcomb, Lacebark Inc., Stillwater , OK . “Five New Crapemyrtle”, undated, unpubl. sheet received May, 1999 at U.S. National Arboretum, Washington , DC ): The name ROYAL VELVET® was crossed out and printed above it in pen was the notation “New TM Name = PINK VELOUR”. Multi-stemmed shrub or small tree reaching a height of 10 feet or more. Develops more secondary branches naturally. New lvs. are wine/burgundy and remain so for several weeks, eventually turning a dark purplish green. Lvs. are thick and leathery. Fall color is orange/brown. Fls. bright pink, uniform, with little variation in color during sunny or cloudy days. Crimson fl. buds. In Oklahoma, flowering begins early July and continues to frost. Very drought tolerant. Roots easily from softwood cuttings. Cold hardy to -5 to -8oF. If top is killed by cold, regrowth is vigorous. Highly resistant to powdery mildew.
= WHIT III, ROYAL VELVET®.

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.

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' growth habit. Click thumbnail for larger image 'Pocomoke' flowers. Click thumbnail for larger image 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' bark. Click thumbnail for larger image 'Potomac' flowers. Click thumbnail for larger image 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' bark. Click thumbnail for larger image 'Powhatan' flowers. Click thumbnail for larger image 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. indicaDWARF PURPLE X 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.
= ? WEEPING PINK, ? PROSTRATA.

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

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

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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