Lagerstroemia Checklist: R

Cultivar Names of Lagerstroemia (crapemyrtle):

Names beginning with letter R


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





‘Red’ (Searl & Sons, Sydney, Australia. cat. p. 40. 1905), listed without description. (A. W. Steinbring, New Braunfels, TX. Cat. p. 12. 1922): Flowers rich red.

= ‘Rubra’, ‘Magenta’, ‘Rubis’, ‘Rubrum’.

‘Red Beauty’ (O. S. Gray Nurs., Arlington, TX. Cat. p. 8. 1954): Flowers watermelon red; panicles long; practically free of mildew.

= ‘Gray’s Red Beauty’, ‘Grayway’.

‘Red Filli’ (U.S. Plant Patent #14,353): Deciduous compact shrub to 1.5 ft tall and 1.5 ft wide after 3 years; leaves 1.5 in long and 0.75 in wide, young leaves emerge slightly darker than 5-L, page 69, PLATE 23 [Dictionary of Color (Mearz and Paul)] on upper and lower surface of leaf, mature to 5-B, page 67, PLATE 22 on upper and lower surface; flowers 1.75 in wide, emerge and mature slightly lighter than 1-L, page 113, PLATE 45. Originated from a cross between two unnamed/unpatented Fleming L. indica plants. ‘Red Filli’ first bloomed in the summer of 1978 and was selected by David Fleming and Gretchen Zwetzig in Lincoln, NE. Named and introduced by David W. Fleming and Grechen A. Zwetzig. Name registered January 29, 2014.

‘Red Flame’ (Tennessee Nurs., Cleveland, TN. Cat. cover. 1967): Dwarf; flowers exceptional red.

‘Red Imperator’ (Andre Briant Jeunes Plants, Saint-Barthelemy D’Anjou, France. p. 24: Tarif general, Saison 1995-1996), listed without description.

RED MAGIC™ (Flowerwood Nursery Inc. Catalog, 2013/2014), as a trade designation for culitvar ‘PIILAG-VI’.



= ‘Whit IV’ RED ROCKET®.

RED ROOSTER™ (Griffith Propagation Nursery Inc. Catalog, 2014), listed as a trade designation for cultivar ‘PIILAG-III’.


‘Red 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’.” Article on Five-M Nursery. (James C. Kell, Comp., Houston, TX. Crape Myrtles in Cultivation. Rev. June 1994, unpubl.): Flowers red picotee (rich dark garnet) with occasional white edge, fading to medium pink; summer. 12’ high; multi-trunked.

‘Red Sport’ (Glen Saint Mary Nurs., Glen Saint Mary, FL. Cat. p. 2. 1939): Leaves 3 or 4 times larger than normal L. indica, foliage mutation; flowers red. Selected at Glen Saint Mary Nurs.

‘Red Star’ (Tankard Nurs., Exmore, VA. Cat. p. 14. 1954-55): Flowers deep red, panicles long. Tyrian Rose 241. Clone received from Texas and introduced by Tankard Nurs.

= ‘Watermelon Red’, ‘Bright Red’, ‘Deep Pink’, ‘Watermelon Pink’.

‘Regal Red’ (Byers Nurs., Huntsville, AL. Cat. p. 4. 1976-77): Upright; deep red; vigorous grower. Chance seedling selected and introduced in 1972 by Marcus D. Byers, Byers Nurs. Name registered November 9, 1976.

‘Reginae’ (Wm. R. Prince & Co., Flushing, NY. Cat. p. 40. 1860-61), as Lagerstroemia reginae: Red. (William Rollisson & Sons, London, England. Cat. p. 11. 1855), listed without description. (Peter Henderson, New York, NY. Cat. p. 92. 1880): Vigorous growth habit; flowers rich carmine. [NOTE: Not to be confused with Lagerstroemia reginae Roxb. (=L. hirsuta (Lam.) Willd.) or L. flos-reginae Retz. (=L. speciosa (L.) Pers.).]

‘Reginae Orchid’ (Monrovia Nurs., Azusa, CA. Cat. p. 20. 1956): Great spikes of light lavender flowers. Originated as hybrid of L. speciosa × L. indica. A Lagerstroemia ×matthewsii cultivar.

RHAPSODY™ [Plants received at U.S. National Arboretum, Washington, DC, Dec. 21, 1990 from Bear Creek Gardens, Somis, CA.] (Byers Wholesale Nursery, Inc., Meridianville, AL. Undated promotional brochure with color picture and description, procured Jan. 4, 1995): A spreading variety that grows as wide as tall…to about 3½ to 4 feet. Beautiful raspberry-colored blooms. Drought resistant. (PPAF). Jackson & Perkins™ Dwarf Crapemyrtle.



‘Richardson’s White’ (D. R. Egolf and A. O. Andrick, The Lagerstroemia Handbook/Checklist, AABGA, p. 60, 1978): Flowers white. Variety of white crapemyrtle found by the Chase Nurs., Chase, AL, growing in the yard of Mr. Frank P. Richardson, Mooresvile, AL; has been grown by Chase Nurs. for many years.

‘Rosa’ (Harry E. Saier, Dimondale, MI. Cat. p. 103. 1960), listed without description. (Ibid. Cat. p. 31. 1969): Flowers rose. Lagerstroemia speciosa cultivar.

‘Rose’ (Glen Saint Mary Nurs., Glen Saint Mary, FL. Cat. p. 60. 1924): Flowers old rose, abundant.

= ‘Rosea’, ‘Rosea Elegans’.

‘Rose’ (Louisiana Nurs., Opelousas, LA. Cat. p. 74. 1987-88): Pretty rose colored bloom heads in profusion.

‘Rose Pink’ (Tom Dodd Nurs., Semmes, AL. Wholesale Price List. p. 7. 1981-82): Rose pink.

‘Rosea’ (Bot. Cab. 18: 1765. 1831), as L. indica rosea): Flowers rose. (Johann O. Voigt, Hort. Sub. Calcuttensis. p. 131. 1845, as L. indica rosea): Flowers very deep rose.

= ‘Rose’, ‘Rosea Elegans’.

‘Rosea Elegans’ (Haage & Schmidt, Erfurt, Germany. Cat. p. 65. 1966), listed without description.

= ‘Rosea’, ‘Rose’.

‘Rosea Floribunda’ (Angel Peluffo, Buenos Aires, Argentina. Cat. p. 128. 1902?), listed without description.

‘Rosea Grandiflora’ (Angel Peluffo, Buenos Aires, Argentina. Cat. p. 128. 1902?), listed without description.

‘Rosea Nana’ (Chase Nurs., Chase, AL. Cat. p. 17. 1937-38): Dwarf; flowers pink.

= ‘Nana Rosea’, ‘Dwarf Pink’.

‘Rosea Nova’ (Primo Baldacci & Figli, Pistoia, Italy. Cat. p. 18. Autumn 1958): Flowers rose.

‘Rosea Pendula’ (Aldridge Nurs., Von Ormy, TX. Cat. p. 22. 1965-66): Shrubby, spreading, grows broader than tall, branches become weeping at heights above 4 ft; leaves dense, flowers rose pink. Originated as a chance seedling, selected about 1945, named and introduced in 1946 by Gus Lingner, Lingner Nurs., San Antonio, TX.

= ‘Weeping Pink’, ‘Pendula’, ‘Prostrata’, ‘Weeping’.

‘Rosey Carpet’ (U.S. Plant Patent #13,965): Deciduous compact shrub to 4 to 12 in tall and 36 to 48 in wide after 4 years; leaves 20 to 30 mm long and 10 to 15 mm wide, young leaves emerge and mature Green 138A on upper surface and Yellow-Green 146B on the lower surface; inflorescences 8 to 11 cm long and 5 to 7 cm wide with 7 to 20 flowers, flowers 2 to 3 cm tall and 3 to 4 cm wide, emerge and mature Red-Purple 61C. Originated as seed in 1997 from Okmulgee, Okla. (Greenleaf Nursery Co. Catalog, 2013-2014): “Rose-pink blooms cover this groundcover Crapemyrtle. Profuse flower blossoms, and an extended flowering period add to the unusual characteristics of this plant that grows 3 to 4 feet wide and only to a height of 4 to 12 inches with substantially no vertical growth at full maturity.” Named and introduced by Robert E. Hambuchen and Betty Hambuchen. Name registered January 29, 2014.

= ‘Prostrata Rosey Carpet’.

‘Royal Pink’ (Monrovia Nurs., Azusa, CA. Cat. p. 61. 1971): Large shrub or small tree; leaves Extra large, bright green; flowers rich pink. Lagerstroemia speciosa cultivar.

‘Royal Purple’ (A.F. Sanford Arb., Knoxville, TN. Cat. & Plt. List p. 68. 1930), listed without description.



‘Royalty’ (Inter-State Nurs., Hamburg, IA. Cat. p. 11, Spring 1963): Flowers royal purple. Originated as chance dwarf seedling selected and named in 1960, trademarked in State of Texas, and introduced in 1963 by J. B. Fitzpatrick, Texas Nurs., Sherman, TX. Name registered April 30, 1974.

= ‘Dwarf Royalty’.

‘Rubis’ (Howard-Hickory Co., Hickory, NC. Cat. p. 29, Fall 1931): Upright, small tree or large shrub; flowers red.

= ‘Rubra’, ‘Magenta’, ‘Red’, ‘Rubrum’.

‘Rubra’ (Moon, Mahlon & Son, Morrisville, PA. Cat. p. 11. 1874): Flowers red.

= ‘Magenta’, ‘Red’, ‘Rubis’, ‘Rubrum’.

‘Rubra Compacta’ (Angel Peluffo, Buenos Aires, Argentina. Cat. p. 128. 1902?), listed without description.

= ‘Dwarf Red’, ‘Nana Rubra’.

‘Rubra Coolidgei’ (Coolidge Rare Plant Gdns., Pasadena, CA. Cat. p. 11. 1948-49), listed without description.

‘Rubra Grayi’ (Gray Nurs., Elverta, CA. Cat. p. 2. 1950-51), listed without description.

= ‘Gray’s Red’.

‘Rubra Magnifica’ (Pépinières Jean Rey, Carpentras, France. Cat. p. 29, Automne 1990: Tarif General): red purple.

‘Rubra Nana’ (Ozark Nurs., Tahlequah, OK. Cat. #3065. p. 43. 1965): William Toovey Crapemyrtle.

= ‘Wm. Toovey’ [Or perhaps merely a misprint, and = ‘Dwarf Red’, ‘Nana Rubra’ instead.]

‘Rubra Reo’ (F. Lagomarsino & Sons, Sacramento, CA. Cat. p. 93. 1928): Flowers bright red.

‘Rubra Spendens’ (Angel Peluffo, Buenos Aires, Argentina. Cat. p. 128. 1902?), listed without description.

‘Rubrum’ (H. J. Weber & Sons Nurs., St. Louis, MO. Cat. p. 28. 1925): Dwarf; flowers crimson.

= ‘Rubra’, ‘Magenta’, ‘Red’, ‘Rubis’.


= ‘Gamad IV’ RUBY DAZZLE™.