John Grimshaw
Wed, 03 May 2006 09:37:24 PDT
Jim Waddick wrote:
 The cultivar 'White Angel' is registered as a cultivar of
> Iris douglasiana, so may not be used with Iris cristata.
> There is an unregistered "Eco White Angel" for an Iris
> cristata , but this is not a valid, registered name.

Registration is not necessary for a name to be valid, so long as it has been
published properly, i.e. named with a description in a dated, printed
publication circulated to the public. It is of course desirable for a name
to be registered with a registration authority in genera where these exist,
but it is not mandatory! For example, the registrar for Galanthus cultivars
is the Dutch Bulb Growers Association (KAVB), but only a tiny number of
names have been registered.

John Grimshaw

Dr John M. Grimshaw
Garden Manager, Colesbourne Gardens

Sycamore Cottage
Nr Cheltenham
Gloucestershire GL53 9NP

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