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CULTIVARS AND NAMES OF LAGERSTROEMIA

SACRAMENTO - SUPERVIOLACEA

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SACRAMENTO
(David Chopin, Washington , PA. Variety Listing and Descriptions, undated, included with pers. com. to David Byers. 5/11/95): Deep red fls. Height: 18-24". Developed from WORLD’S FAIR, a deeper red, more compact, fuller, more symmetrical growing variety. Lvs. are smaller than WORLD’S FAIR with many flower clusters. Very heavy bloomer 2nd year.

SAHARANPUR
(Royal Palm Nurs., Manatee, FL. Cat. p. 80. 1888): Branches graceful and willowy; lvs. large; fls. very dark pink. Intro.. by Royal Palm Nurs. Possibly L. speciosa cv.

SAINT ÉMILION®
(Pépinières Desmartis, Bergerac , France . Tarif Marchand Hors Taxes 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 Therefore, the registration of the cultivar name SAINT ÉMILION is rescinded and the cultivar name DESEMI 103 is registered and approved as of January 1, 1996.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].
= DESEMI 103.

SARAH’S FAVORITE
(Tom Dodd Nurseries, Inc., Semmes, AL. Cat. p. 13. 1992-93, without descr.)
(Apex Nurseries, Inc., Apex, NC. W.P.L. 22:Fall1995-1996): Very similar to NATCHEZ. Fast, upright grower. White. Good cold hardiness.
[Note] : Lagerstroemia hybrid selection 5570EL, originating at the U.S. National Arboretum, Washington, DC, was distributed for cooperative evaluation under a Standard Form Memorandum of Understanding for the Evaluation of Potential New Cultivars, This trial selection was distributed for evaluation along with the future cultivars NATCHEZ and MUSKOGEE as part of the Shrub Breeding Research Program at the U.S. National Arboretum. In 1976 a letter was sent to the cooperative evaluators ordering them to destroy all selections except for NATCHEZ and MUSKOGEE. One cooperator did not destroy hybrid selection 5570EL. It has escaped to the trade under various names, including SARAH’S FAVORITE.
= 5570, DODD’S WHITE, HYBRID WHITE, SARAH’S HARDY WHITE.

SARAH’S HARDY WHITE
(Flowerwood Nursery, Loxley , AL . W.P.L. January 1996, without descr.).
= 5570, DODD’S WHITE, HYBRID WHITE, SARAH’S FAVORITE.

SCARLET
(Glen Saint Mary Nurs., Glen Saint Mary , FL. Cat. p. 60. 1924): Fls. scarlet.

SCARLET GEM
(C.W. Stuart & Co. , Newark , NY . Cat. p. 31. 1950): 8-15 ft high; fls. watermelon red, blooms June-frost; zone 6, 7, 8.

SCARLETT O’HARA
(J. Hériteau, The National Arboretum Book of Outstanding Garden Plants. p. 159. 1990): “SCARLETT O’HARA is darker red and shorter.”

SELECT PURPLE
(Select Nurs., Brea , CA . Cat. p. 30. 1963): Upright shrub; fls. purple; zone 6.
= PARADE PURPLE, PURPLE PARADE.

'Seminole' bark. Click thumbnail for larger image 'Seminole' flowers. Click thumbnail for larger image SEMINOLE
(D. Egolf, Baileya 17(1):2,5. 1970): Globose shrub, 2.5 m high; lvs. glossy, medium green, thinly coriaceous; panicles obtuse, 14-20 cm long, 11-16 cm wide; fls. clear medium pink (Red Purple 67B 2, base 59C to lighter shade 64D). Orig. in 1960 from cross of L. indica HARDY PINK X L. indica LOW FLAME, and intro. in 1970 by U.S. National Arboretum; NA 30166; PI 326426. Name registered March 17, 1970.

SHELL PINK
(Greenbrier Farms, Norfolk , VA. Cat. p. 39. 1948, without descr.):Hardy to Baltimore . ( Monrovia Nurs., Azusa , CA . Cat. p. 57. 1962-63): Shrub; lvs. bright green; fls. soft pink.
(O.S. Gray Nurs., Arlington , TX . Cat. p. 8. 1954): A less vigorous plant with arching branches.
= NEAR EAST.

'Sioux' bark. Click thumbnail for larger image 'Sioux' flowers. Click thumbnail for larger image SIOUX
(D. Egolf, HortSci. 22(4):674-677. 1987): Deciduous, upright, multiple-stemmed, large shrub or small tree; exfoliating bark of older branches and trunk light medium grey-brown (Orange 26D to Greyed Orange 165C 2); lvs. elliptic to obovate, entire, 4-5.5 cm long and 2-3.5 cm wide, dark green (Green 137A above and Green 137C beneath), in autumn light maroon (Greyed Red 181A) to bright red (Red 45B to 46A); infl. subglobose, 13-23 cm long and 11-17 cm wide with dark pink (Red Purple 68B) fls., recurrent intense blooming from late July until mid September; hardy zone 7b; orig. in 1972 from the hybridization of (L. indica DWARF RED x L. fauriei) X (L. indica PINK LACE x L. fauriei); selected in 1979; intro. in 1987 by U.S. National Arboretum; NA 54971; PI 499818. Name registered May 1, 1992.

SNOW
(Greenleaf Nurs. Co. , El Campo , TX . Wholesale Cat. 31:Fall 1992-Spring 1993): White. Listed under heading Lagerstroemia indica DWARF, DWARF CRAPE MYRTLE: The beauty of Crapemyrtle in a dwarf form make these plants even more attractive and useful. Vigorous growers and Profuse bloomers. Dwarf - Grows 3 to 4 feet.
(Hines Nurs., Houston , TX . Hines Houston, Plants and Prices. 31:Jan. 1993): Pure white. Listed under Dwarfs: (6-12').
= ? PETITE SNOW™.

SNOW LACE
(Flower and Garden, p. 57. June 1978, advertisement Myrtles, Baton Rouge, LA): White. (Plant Patent #4185, issued January 10, 1978): Weeping, dwarf, mature height 10-20 in; fls. white (155A). 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.

SNOW WHITE
(Plant Buyer’s Guide, 5th ed. 1949, without descr., as available from Bradley Bros. Nurs., Carbondale, IL)
(O.S. Gray Nurs., Arlington , TX . Cat. p. 8. 1954): Rather upright growth; fls. pure white without any pinkish tinge.

SNOW WHITE
(Select Nurs., Brea , CA . Cat. p. 21. 1960-61, without descr.) Ibid. Cat. p. 30. 1963: Fls. white. Ibid. Cat. p. 32. 1965: Dwarf; fls. snow white; zone 6. Intro. by Texas Nurs., Sherman , TX , ca 1957. Dwarf clone frequently confused with the tree type.
= NEW SNOW.

SNOWBABY
(Texas Nurs., Sherman , TX . Cat. p. 8. 1959-60): Dwarf; fls. white, occasionally a limb or two will revert to DWARF BLUE.
(Henry Field Seed & Nurs., Shenandoah , IA. Cat. p. 1. Sp. 1961): Dwarf with mature height 3-4 ft; lvs. dark green; fls. pure white. Orig. as sport of DWARF BLUE selected by C.C. Mayhew, Pottsboro (Sherman), TX. Named and trademarked in State of Texas in 1958 and intro. in 1959 by J.B. Fitzpatrick , Texas Nurs. Name registered May 31, 1974. Misspelled as SNOW BABY. The plant marketed as ALBA NANA probably is SNOWBABY.
= DWARF SNOW WHITE, DWARF WHITE, FROSTY SNOW, NEW SNOW BABY, DWARF SNOW BABY.

SNOWBALL
(Spring Hill Nurs., Tipp City , OH . Cat. p. 12. Sp. 1970): Fls. white. Descriptive term not intended as a cultivar name.

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

SOIR D’ÉTÉ®
(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 August, 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 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]
= DESSOI 062.

SOUTHERN BELLE
(C.W. Stuart & Co., Newark , NY . Cat. p. 31. 1950): 8-15 ft high; fls. flesh pink; zone 5.

SOUTHERN LILAC
(Overlook Nurs., Mobile , AL . Cat. p. 38. 1939, without descr.).

SOUVENIR D’ANDRÉ DESMARTIS®
(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 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]
= DESAND 081.

SOUVENIR DE HUBERT PUARD®
(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 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 HUBERT PUARD 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].
= DESHUB 085.

SPECIAL RED
(Aldridge Nurs., Von Ormy , TX . Cat. p. 16. 1976-77): Seedling selection; darker red color. Name registered May 23, 1978.

SPLENDENS
(Haage & Schmidt, Erfurt , Germany . Cat. p. 39. 1867, without descr.).

SPLENDIDISSIMA
(Angel Peluffo, Buenos Aires , Argentina . cat. p. 128. 1902?, without descr.).

ST. MICHAEL’S WHITE
(James C. Kell, Comp.., Houston, TX. Crapemyrtles in Cultivation. 1990: Rev. 6/94. unpubl.): White flowers in large, tight clusters; multi-trunked, upright, strong grower; one of the tallest crapemyrtles.

SUMMER AND SUMMER
(Katsuo, Kiyoshi, Plant Patent , U.S. Patent & Trademark Office. Sept. 1, 1992. (7957). Information derived from background information given for Plant Patent 7957. “The seed parent was SUMMER AND SUMMER, Lagerstroemia indica L., which was bred at a research farm in Uchino-cho, Niigata-shi, Niigata-ken , Japan . ... The seed parent SUMMER AND SUMMER had been registered under No. 1733 on Aug. 18, 1988, under the Japanese Seed and Seedlings Law. Tree-Performance: flat-spreading. (hill spread)/(tree height) ratio: 3.0. Tree form: disc. Tree height (cm): dwarf (20.0). Branching Habit: medium. (number of branches on a main trunk): 5.8. Number of inflorescences per one cluster: medium-5.0. Number of flowers per one inflorescence: medium-32.0. Petal color: strong purplish pink (JHS Color Chart 9205 or RHS Colour Chart 68A, 68B, 73A).

SUMMER DREAM
(U.S. Plant Patent #7964): Deciduous shrub to 30 to 35 cm tall and 60 to 70 cm wide; leaves 7 cm long and 3.5 cm wide, young leaves emerge Yellow-Green 144B and mature to Green 137A or Green 137B or Yellow-Green 147A on upper surface and Yellow-Green 146B, or Yellow-Green 147B or Yellow-Green 148B on lower surface; flowers 4.5 to 5.3 cm wide, emerge and mature Red-Purple 61D or Red-Purple 66C.  Originated as a cross between SUMMER AND SUMMER, which was bred at a research farm in Uchino-cho, Niigata-shi, Niigata-ken, Japan, and the pollen parent ISSAI-SARUSUBERI. Named and introduced by Kiyoshi Katsuo.  Name registered January 29, 2014
.

SUMMER FANTASY
(U.S. Plant Patent #7967): Deciduous shrub to 25 to 35 cm tall and 62.5 to 87.5 cm wide; leaves 6.3 cm long and 3.1 cm wide, young leaves emerge Yellow-Green 144B and mature to Green 137A or Green 137B or Yellow-Green 147A on upper surface and Yellow-Green 146B, or Yellow-Green 147B or Yellow-Green 148B on lower surface; flowers 4.5 to 5.3 cm wide, emerge and mature Red-Purple 63B or Red-Purple 67B or Red-Purple 71C.  Originated as a cross between SUMMER AND SUMMER, which was bred at a research farm in Uchino-cho, Niigata-shi, Niigata-ken, Japan, and the pollen parent ISSAI-SARUSUBERI. Named and introduced by Kiyoshi Katsuo.  Name registered January 29, 2014.

SUMMER FLASH
(U.S. Plant Patent #7965): Deciduous shrub to 35 to 45 cm tall and 56 to 72 cm wide; leaves 5.6 cm long and 2.9 cm wide, young leaves emerge dark green (JHS Color Chart 3716) and mature to Green 137A or Green 137B or Yellow-Green 147A on upper surface and Yellow-Green 146B, or Yellow-Green 147B or Yellow-Green 148B on lower surface; flowers 4.6 to 5.4 cm wide, emerge and mature Red-Purple 63B or Red-Purple 67B or Red-Purple 71C.  Originated as a cross between SUMMER AND SUMMER, which was bred at a research farm in Uchino-cho, Niigata-shi, Niigata-ken, Japan, and the pollen parent ISSAI-SARUSUBERI. Named and introduced by Kiyoshi Katsuo.  Name registered January 29, 2014.

SUMMER VENUS
(U.S. Plant Patent #7966): Deciduous shrub to 50 to 60 cm tall and 65 to 78 cm wide; leaves 6.3 cm long and 3.1 cm wide, young leaves emerge Yellow-Green 144B and mature to Green 137A or Green 137B or Yellow-Green 148B on upper surface and Yellow-Green 146B, or Yellow-Green 147B or Yellow-Green 148B on lower surface; flowers 4.8 to 5.7 cm wide, emerge and mature Red-Purple 57D or Red-Purple 58B or Red-Purple 61C.  Originated as a cross between SUMMER AND SUMMER, which was bred at a research farm in Uchino-cho, Niigata-shi, Niigata-ken, Japan, and the pollen parent ISSAI-SARUSUBERI. Named and introduced by Kiyoshi Katsuo.  Name registered January 29, 2014.

SUMMER WINE™
(Plants received at U.S. National Arboretum, Washington, DC, 12-21-90 from Bear Creek Gardens, Somis, CA)
(Buds & Blooms Nurs., Brown Summit , NC . Summer-Fall W.P.L. 1991): Deep pinkish red. Semi-dwarf 5'.
(Byers Wholesale Nursery, Inc., Meridianville, AL. Undated promotional brochure with color picture and description, procured 1/4/95): A very deep pink, near red variety. Vigorous, free branching and free flowering. Maximum height to 5 feet. Drought resistant. (PPAF). Jackson & Perkins™ Dwarf Crapemyrtle.

SUPERSONIC HYBRIDS
(Andersen Horticultural Library’s Source List of Plants & Seeds, University of Minnesota, 4th Edition. 1996:pp.173-174, without descr., as available from G.S. Grimes Seeds, Concord, OH): L. indica.

SUPERVIOLACEA
(Giannino Giannini, Pistoia , Italy . Cat. p. 16. 1949): Fls. intense violet. Intro. by Giannini in 1949.

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