new bulb cultivar registration (Nerine sarniensis)

Nick de Rothschild
Mon, 07 Jan 2013 07:13:23 PST
Here in the UK we found that the Dutch registrars completely useless for our purposes- they are generally interested in plants and genuses that have commercial potential only, so we wrestled our registration away from them and the RHS as well and now control it through the Nerine and Amaryllis Society.

Though I must add, to do this requires a great deal of thankless work and is an uphill struggle!


 From: Marilyn Pekasky <>
To: Pacific Bulb Society <> 
Sent: Sunday, 6 January 2013, 21:07
Subject: Re: [pbs] new bulb cultivar registration
It depends on the genus.  There are several registers for bulbs.  One of the 
main ones is called the International Cultivar Registration Authority, managed 
by the International Society for Horticultural Science (ISHS).  You can read 
about it here:… 
Unfortunately, for some reason the link to the Authority is currently 
unavailable.  It's usually found here:  In 
addition, many developers apply for a patent for their named cultivars.  You can 
search for them here:

You can also search for genus-specific databases by searching [genus name] 
registration authority (e.g., Babiana Registration Authority),  Not all bulbs 
have a designated registration authority.  In many cases, there are no controls 
at all in some genera re naming cultivars.

I look forward to hearing what others have found out over the years!

Marilyn Pekasky

From: Nhu Nguyen <>
To: Pacific Bulb Society <>; Rick Tasco 
Sent: Sun, January 6, 2013 11:38:34 AM
Subject: [pbs] new bulb cultivar registration

Can anyone help Rick with the question?

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From: Rick Tasco <>
Date: Sun, Jan 6, 2013 at 10:48 AM

I would like to know who is the registrar for new bulb cultivars being
introduced to the market. Thanks. <>

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